We started our walk in a sprinkle from Daimonzaka.
It took about 2 hours for us to get to the top of Daimonzaka, where people usually can reach the top within half an hour. It was because Mr.Juaquin was overwhelmed by a pair of 800 years old ceders, called “Meoto Sugi (Married couple Ceder)”, and other old trees and kept stopping to take pictures.
On the top of Daimonzaka, there is a shrine called Nachi Taisha. When we got there, Mr, Joaquin seemed like he was more interested in the great forest spreading below than the shrine.
We had lunch at the shokudo (restaurant) next to Seiganto-ji Temple. They had a menu book in English with pictures there, and I thought they showed people who were from overseas hospitality very well. In addition to it, they gave people a small gift; beautiful pictures of scenery of Kumano Kodo which you can shoose one from.
From the Three Storied Pagota (admission fee: 200 yen for Japanese tourists, and 160 yen for foreign tourists), we could see Japan’s highest waterfall, Nachi Falls. We went closer to the waterfall and got “Life extension water.” The waterfall was so big and beautiful that it took our breaths away.
Guide: Jin Nakayama