Nachi Falls

Local name那智滝
LocationNachikatsuura, Japan

Nachi Falls in Nachikatsuura, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, is one of the best-known waterfalls in Japan. With a drop of 133 meters, it is the country's tallest water fall with single uninterrupted drop; however, the tallest waterfalls with multiple drops in Japan are Hannoki Falls, at 497 m, and Shōmyō Falls, at 350m.

There are two rocks at the top of the falls that are the guardian kami of the falls and the Shinto shrine. There was also a Buddhist temple here that was destroyed during the Meiji Restoration. Many shugenja and star-crossed lovers have leaped from the top of the waterfall in the belief that they will be reborn into Kannon’s paradise.

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Opening hours

Daily: 7 am - 4:30 pm


Viewing platform: JPY 300 per person

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Address Japan

Coordinates 33°40'29.181" N 135°53'16.335" E

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