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Nachi Taisha

1 Nachisan, 那智勝浦町 Nachikatsuura, Higashimuro District, Wakayama Prefecture 649-5301, Japan
+81 735-55-0321
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Nachi Taisha Nachikatsuura Chō  Japan

Nachi Taisha

Nachi 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.