Waterfall Spots in Obuse / Nozawa / Shiga Highlands Area

  • Naena Falls
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Myoukoushi Suginosawa
    The Naena Falls, chosen as one of Japan’s Top 100 Falls, is a waterfall with a 55m drop along Sekigawa River and the borders of Nagao prefecture. The two most recommended seasons are spring, just when the snow starts to melt, and mid-October, with autumnal leaves. It is also referred to as “Earthquake Falls” since the earth rumbles as the amount of water increases in spring. You can reach the falls in about 15 minutes by following the promenade.
  • Kaminaridaki Falls
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Pref. Kamitakaiguntakayamamura Okuyamada
    "A waterfall situated along Prefectural Route 66 in Ogikubo, Takayama Village, Kamitakai County. 30 meters tall, the waterfall is notable for its hearty roar and spray. The falls are also known as the ""Rearview Waterfall"" because there is a path which lets visitors walk behind it."
  • Minotaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Niigata Myoko-shi
  • Kiyotaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Niigata Joetsu-shi

Nagano Areas


Nagano prefecture is an exciting mix of mountains, hot spring monkeys, and preserved Edo history. At the heart of the Japanese Alps, Nagano is one of the country’s most popular destinations, whether in winter for its snow sports and the much-loved Jigokudani Monkey Park or in the warmer months for discovering the undulating hills on foot. For fantastic Edo architecture, head to the Kiso Valley for a 60-kilometer stretch of quaint wooden buildings that marked the Nakasendo route 200 years ago.

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