Daimon-zaka Slope in the Rain(Ame-no Daimon-zaka)


Glistening, rain-soaked stone-paved trail

On Daimon-zaka Slope leading up to Mt. Nachisan, stone pavements extend for approximately 600 meters; these are the beautiful remnants of the olden days when the trail was constantly used by pilgrims to Kumano Sanzan (the three grand shrines of Kumano). This ancient stone-paved trail looks even more profound when it becomes wet in the rain. Located on the slope are a pair of Meoto-sugi cedar trees (meaning “Husband-and-Wife” cedar trees), which are designated as a “Natural Monument of Wakayama Prefecture.” These cedar trees, which are said to have lived for 800 years, also draw people’s attention.


Nachikatsuura Town
Nachisan, Nachi-Katsuura Town
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Get on the Kumano Kotsu Bus at JR Kii-Katsuura Station or JR Nachi Station and get off at “Daimon-zaka” [大門坂]stop. It is 10 minutes’ walk from the stop.

Recommended spot

JR Nachi Station > Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine