Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine & Nachi Waterfall are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range of Japan. The Kumano Kodo route connects it to Hongu Taisha Shrine, Hayatama Taisha Shrine, and Koya-san Wakayama Prefecture. Even today Japanese henro pilgrims trek these routes, visiting these historically important shrines and temples. Serious henro travel to all three sites to complete their pilgrimage. Kumano Nachi Taisha is surrounded by cedar forests, a sacred camphor tree and is located next to Tach Waterfall and Seigantoji Temple Pagoda.