Nachi Falls

4.52 Reviews
Nachi Falls (Photo: Nekosuki / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Nachi Waterfall (那智滝, Nachi no Taki) in Nachikatsuura, Wakayama Prefecture, is one of the most famous waterfalls in Japan. With a drop of 133 meters, it is the highest waterfall in the country with a single, uninterrupted stream of water. The highest waterfalls with multiple waterfalls in Japan however, the Hannoki Falls with 497 meters and the Shomyo Falls with 350 meters.



Nachisan, Nachikatsuura, Higashimuro District, Wakayama 649-5301 (Directions)


8:30 - 16:30 Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 8:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 8:30 - 16:30
Thursday 8:30 - 16:30
Friday 8:30 - 16:30
Saturday 8:30 - 16:30
Sunday 8:30 - 16:30
Holidays 8:30 - 16:30

General Amenities

  • Luggage storage

Payment Method

  • Pay by cash

Related Articles

4 articles
Nachi Waterfall

Nachi Waterfall

Virginia Gonzalez

Nachi is a small town located in Wakayama Prefecture which hosts Seiganto-ji temple, Nachi Taisha shrine and the impressive Nachi no Otaki waterfall

Wakayama 16.0k
Nachi Falls, Wakayama

Nachi Falls, Wakayama

Martijn Beckers

A school trip to Wakayama prefecture brought us to Nachi Falls. The 133 meter drop, and the fantastic views from the summit shrine are definitely the most attractive points of this place!

Wakayama 8.5k 2
Nachi Shrine & Waterfall

Nachi Shrine & Waterfall

Tomoko Kamishima

Nachi Shrine & Waterfall: One of the three great shrines of Kumano, Nachi Shrine, is a place to form a new connection with someone, or something special.

Wakayama 8.0k 2
View all articles

Nachi Falls


2 Reviews
  • 5 star 1
  • 4 star 1
  • 3 star 0
  • 2 star 0
  • 1 star 0


Near Nachi Falls

Temple Camp in Kumano

Temple Camp in Kumano

Alena Eckelmann

Temple Camp or Temple Hotel, staying at Daitai-ji temple in Kumano, Wakayama, you can enjoy sauna and Zen near the famous Nachi Falls and the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trails.

Wakayama 1.5k 6
Kumano Kodo

Kumano Kodo

For over 1,000 years, Japanese people from all walks of life, including retired emperors and aristocrats, have made the arduous pilgrimage of Wakayama. The Kumano Kodo is a network of ancient pilgrimage routes that traverse the Kii Peninsula in southern Wakayama Prefecture. These sacred paths have become Created to serve as pilgrimage routes to enter the sacred Kumano Sanzan area, which includes the three great shrines of Kumano Hongū Taisha, Kumano Nachi Taisha and Kumano Hayatama Taisha. In July 2004, the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Routes were established as part of the "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range" added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There are 4 main routes in total: The Nakahechi Route is the most popular route. From the 10th century onwards, the Nakahechi route was used extensively by the imperial family on pilgrimages from Kyoto. The Kohechi route connects the Buddhist temple complex of Koyasan and Kumano-Sanzan. Hikers should be well prepared if they want to take this route. The Ohechi Route offers picturesque views over the Pacific, while the Iseji Route features a variety of mountain passes, bamboo forests, terraced rice fields and beaches.

Wakayama 1.6km away
Adventuring in Kumano

Adventuring in Kumano

Róisín Finnerty

The stunning backdrop of Nachi Waterfalls has become an iconic photo of Japan. Why not come and discover the area for yourself? Nachi-san has so much to offer, giving you the real Japan.

Wakayama 8.8k 5
Sea Kayak and SUP in Kushimoto

Sea Kayak and SUP in Kushimoto

Alena Eckelmann

Where better be in the summer than at the beach? If you prefer it active, then try sea kayaking or Standup Paddle (SUP) off the coast of Kushimoto City. Your instructors at Beach House Lapin at Hashigui Beach, named after the famous Hashigui Rocks nearby, will teach you how!

Wakayama 1.6k 1
Explore Wakayama