Sunday, September 17, 2017

Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine

Kumano Nachi Taisha is a Shinto Shrine with its religious origins in the ancient nature worship of the large waterfall called Nachi no-Otaki and is the head Shrine of over 4,000 Kumano shrines in Japan. The grand shrine is part of the Kumano Sanzan, three grand Shrines of Kumano and a major pilgrimage destination.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sacred Nachi Falls

This is the highest waterfall in Japan and one of the most sacred. It has been revered as the dwelling place of god since ancient times.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sacred Nachi Falls - Nachi no Otaki

Hiro-jinja Shrine is dedicated to the deified Nachi no Otaki. There are 48 waterfalls in these mountains but this waterfall is known as the "first one."


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Yukai Resort: Koshinoyu - 湯快リゾート 越之湯

Traveling in Japan helps a person appreciate the presence of being treated with hospitality and simple elegance.