Mt. Nachisan Surrounded by Flowering Cherry Trees(Sakura-saku Nachisan)


Cherry trees are in full bloom, beautifully decorating Nachi Waterfall.

In spring, Mt. Nachisan is beautifully decorated with cherry blossoms, and a magnificent atmosphere is created around the mountain. At Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine, on April 14 every year, the Cherry Blossom Festival (Oka Matsuri) is held. This festival originates from an anecdote of Retired Emperor Kazan (968–1008), who is said to have written a poem praising the beauty of the cherry blossoms in this area.


Nachikatsuura Town
Nachisan, Nachi-Katsuura Town
Season / Time zone
Spring(March,April) / Daytime
Weather conditions
Sunny Cloudy
Frequency of appearance
According to weather


Get on the Kumano Kotsu Bus at JR Kii-Katsuura Station or at JR Nachi Station, and get off at “Nachisan” [那智山]stop. From the stop, walk 10 minutes to Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine or Nachisan Seiganto-ji Temple.

Recommended spot

JR Nachi Station > Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine