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Kumano Sanzan & Nachi Waterfall

12 Hours
up to 30 people
English ( Business ), Japanese ( Native )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

"The sacred sites and the pilgrimage routes in the Kii Mountain Range (including Kumano Kodo)", is designated as a World Cultural Heritage site in 2004.
We visit Kumano Sanzan; the three main shrines of "Kumano Nachi Taisha," "Kumano Hayatama Taisha" and "Kumano Hongu Taisha."
Furthermore we visit Nachi waterfall.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Hideo.

  • 12:40 PM

    Nachi Waterfall (Nachi-no-Otaki)

    Kumano Nachi Taisha is about 500 meters above sea level and you climb 467 stone steps to pass through the first and the second Torii Gate.

  • 13:30 PM

    Kumano Nachi Taisha

    Nachi Waterfall (Nachi-no-Otaki) is the greatest waterfall in japan with a height of 133 meters, a width of 13 meters, and a depth of 10 meters in the water basin. Nachi Waterfall is one of the three famous waterfalls in Japan and also called "Ichi-no-Taki."

  • 14:50 PM

    Kumano Hongu Taisha

    Kumano Hongu Taisha was situated on the sandbank of Kumano River known as Oyunohara. In front of Torii gate and Shrine you see flags with Three-legged crows called Yatagarasu. It has four shrine halls

  • 16:40 PM

    Kumano Hongu Taisha

    The 4th main hall is dedicated to Izanagi(-no-mikoto) who is a male god and a husband of Izanami.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 07:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point at your hotel ( in Osaka )
Ending Point at your hotel ( in Osaka )

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch


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I'd like to show you two plans.
One (A) is we use JR train and sightseeing bus.
The other (B) is we use JR train and a private taxi.
(A) JR train and sightseeing bus
7:30 Osaka station
12:00 Shingu station
We visit Kumano Hayatama Taisha (20min), Naci Waterfall (25 min)
Nachi Taisha andSeigantoji (60min) by sightseeing bus
15:50 Kii_Katsuura station
21:00 Osaka station
※we don't visit Kumano Hongu Taisha
(B) JR train and private taxi
7:30 Osaka station
11:40 Kii_Katsuura station
We use private car (taxi or bus) to visit Kumano Hayatama Taisha (20min), Naci Waterfall (20 min)
Nachi Taisha and Seigantoji (50min), and Kumano Hongu Taisha (50 min).
17:44 Shingu station
22:00 Osaka station
I'll show you the costs.
(A) plan : about 15,000yen per person.
The details are transportation fee -- about 20,000yen per person and the bus fee 3,200yen per person.
(B) plan : 15,000yen per person plus taxi fee.
The details are transportation fee -- about 20,000yen per person.
The private taxi fee depends on the number of people.
If you are less than 3 people, the cost will be about 32,000yen.
If you are 3 to 8 people, the cost will be about 46,000yen.
If you are more than 8 people, please ask me.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Could you tell us how much transportation fee and entrance fee are ?

If you stay in Osaka, we go to Nachikatsuura half a day, using JR (Japan Railways). Transportation fee one way from Osaka to Nichikatsuura is about 7,200 yen per person. And we use a public sightseeing bus and the fee is 2,850yen per person except Kumano Hongu Taisha.  Entrance fee is free.
If you visit Kumano Sanzan, all the three shrines, I would recommend you stay in Katsuura Onsen. One day you can visit Kumano Sanzan using a public sghtseeing bus. The transportation fee is 8,500 yen per person. Another day you can enjoy cruising Kii Matsushima, including whale and dolphin show at Kujirahama Park. The price is 1,650 yen per person.

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

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Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 112 )
4.4 (112) Reviews
Very Good
pobparat Pobparat Japan
4 months ago

“ Excellent guide. Well prepared tour. ”

He is so friendly and very knowledgeable about local history and japanese mythology. His itinerary was well preplanned. I would not have been able to explore all the places we did on my own. Thanks Hideo san!


Hello Pobparat I'm very happy to receive your message. Favored by good weather, we could enjoy visiting Kumano three Grand Shrines such as Kumano Nachi Taisha, Hongu Taisha, and Hayatama Taisha. Furthermore we watched Nachi Waterfalls with a height of 133 meters, the longest drop in Japan. I look forward to your activities and success in your life. Thank you, Tua.

Arlene Arlene Philippines ( Friends )
Very Good
11 months ago

“ Highly recommended ”

Sir Hideo is great we finished all the itineraries as planned and very patience with my 13 pax group of tourists from the Philippines.Very informative and accommodating. Definitely will recommend you Sir Hideo see u next time.. Thank you very much


I'm very happy to receive your message. I also enjoyed guiding you. You all enjoyed wearing Kimono. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Arlene.

Polly Polly Canada ( Family with kids )
1 year ago

“ Highlight Tour of Kyoto ”

Communication with Hideo was very good. He was organized in laying out plan for our 5 hour tour. We were happy with his service in guiding us through the various sites.


I'm very happy to receive your review. We enjoyed Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kinkakuji Temple and Nishiki Market. I wish you and your family happinss and your children's healthy growth. Thank you, Polly.

Rosemary Rosemary United States ( Friends )
1 year ago

“ Day in kyoto ”

Hideo took us from OsK to Kyoto. He was a knowledgeable guide. English was pretty good and his organization of the day very helpful


Hello Rosemary I'm very glad to receive your review. I'm sure you enjoyed a bowl of rice topped with Tenpura for lunch in Nishiki Market. I wish you a Merry Christmas. Thank you. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

Iris Iris United States ( Friends )
1 year ago

“ He was knowledgeable on the sights we visited. ”

Hideo did a remarkable tour for us. I would recommend him to anyone visiting Japan.


Thank you, Iris. I'm very happy to receive your message. I'm sure you enjoy the Kochi tour. I wish you all the jealth. I hope to see you again. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

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