Rainbow over Nachi Waterfall(Nachi Otaki-no Niji)


The face of the "shintai" (body of a deity) is painted with the colors of a rainbow.

Nachi Waterfall itself is considered the “shintai” (body of a deity) of Hiro-jinja Shrine, a subordinate shrine of Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine. A rainbow emerges out of the waterfall, with the golden rays of the sun reflected by the splashes of this sacred fall.


Nachikatsuura Town
Nachisan, Nachi-Katsuura Town
Season / Time zone
Spring Summer Autumn Winter / Morning
Weather conditions
Frequency of appearance
Only in right conditions


Get on the Kumano Kotsu Bus at JR Kii-Katsuura Station or at JR Nachi Station, and get off at “Nachi-no-Taki Mae”[那智の滝前] stop.It is 5 minutes’ walk from the stop.

Recommended spot

JR Nachi Station > Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine