1 Nachisan, 那智勝浦町 Nachikatsuura, Higashimuro District, Wakayama Prefecture 649-5301, Japan
Photo by Peter Bohler
Nachi TaishaNachi Taisha is the last grand shrine of the Kumano Kodo. It’s home to Izanami no Mikoto, the Shinto goddess of creation and death, and Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy. It’s a popular spot, even in the off-season. —Peggy Orenstein
This appeared in the March/April 2018 issue.