Nachi WaterFalls World Heritage Scenic Postmark dated 21st October 1932

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    Nachi WaterFalls World Heritage Scenic Postmark dated 21st October 1932

    Nachi Waterfalls


    Japan postmark collection on the theme waterfalls.
    Nachi WaterFalls World Heritage Scenic Postmark dated 21st October 1932.
    Japanese thematic waterfalls postmark collection

    Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range where Nachi falls are located is nominated as World Heritage

    Nachi waterfalls - Japan thematic postmark postcard

    Kumano Nachi-san mountain, with its slopes covered by a primeval forest of luxuriant evergreen trees, is about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) inland from the Sea of Kumano. Cascading down between the peaks, the Nachi River runs over 48 waterfalls. Nachi Fall, also known as Ichi-no-Taki (The First Fall), is the largest of these. The great Ichi-no-Taki, where in a 13-meter-wide flow, one ton of water drops straight down for 133 meters (436 feet) every second, rivals the Kegon Fall at Nikko and the Fukuroda Fall in Ibaraki Prefecture as the most beautiful waterfall in Japan. Nearby, said to be the first place which has enshrined and revered Nachi Fall, is the Nachi Shrine, one of the three Kumano Grand Shrines.

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