Waterfall Spots in Wakayama Area

  • Sai no Narutaki
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    Wakayama Pref. Hidakagunhidakagawachou Takatsuo
    "These rapids is located on the Hidaka River. While called a waterfall, there is almost no falling waterfall, instead this section of the river consists of a series of beautiful rock formations and countless boulders standing amidst raging rapids. There is an open space along the Hidaka River where you can see Sai-no-Narutaki Falls, and there is an explanatory board with excerpts of the original text of the novel ""The River Hidaka"" by Sawako Ariyoshi, a Japanese literary writer from Wakayama Prefecture. It is known as a dangerous spot for rafting that was popular for transporting wood downstream. There is a suspension bridge nearby from where you can see the raging river below."
  • Eight Beautiful Views of Susami Kotono-taki Falls
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    Wakayama Nishimuro-gun Susami Cho Susami
    A 10-minute drive from JR Susami Station and one kilometer from the parking area of Kotonotakiso via the Hirose Valley Trail, which starts at the rear of the parking area. One of the Eight Beautiful Views of Susami, this waterfall is the furthest upstream of the more than 10 waterfalls in the Hirose Valley, which lies along a tributary of the Susami River. The valley has been designated a Nature Conservation Area by Wakayama Prefecture and the plants and animals found here are protected. The waterfall area is a great place to bathe in beautifying negative ions and enjoy an invigorating nature walk. A site where a Warring States period military commander once hid from enemies is also located further upstream from the falls.
  • Eight Beautiful Views of Susami Shizukuno-taki Falls
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    Wakayama Nishimuro-gun Susami Cho Okauchi
    A 20-minute drive from JR Susami Station on Prefectural Route 38. One of the Eight Beautiful Views of Susami, this beautiful two-tier waterfall is 30 meters tall and lies along the main course of the Susami River. An abundant amount of water flows down the falls; the upper tier is broad and the water here veritably glides down the rock wall, while the water of the lower tier drops heartily into the plunge basin. Many people come here seeking to escape the heat in summer; many people enjoying fishing for sweetfish, Amago trout, and other river fish can also be seen in the area. The area's fresh verdure in early summer, and autumn foliage in fall are particularly stunning. A walking path leads down to the falls, making it easy for visitors to take in its natural beauty up close.
  • Mandarano-taki Falls
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    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Ryujinmura Ryujin
    "This waterfall is situated in the mountains of the Onsen-ji Temple in Ryujin-mura Ryujin, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture. Moss grows around the falls and its green color contrasts with the white water of the falls produced as it is stirred into a froth by the black, rocky protuberances which grow in number as the falls descend. The waterfall famously appears in novelist Kaizan Nakazato's premier work ""Dai-bosatsu toge"" and is also known to have been used for ascetic training by the great monk Kobo Daishi."
  • Nunobikinotaki
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    Wakayama Shingu-shi Takata
  • Rai no Taki
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    Wakayama Higashimuro-gun Kitayama Mura Shimoi
  • Tsuginotaki
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    Wakayama Arida-gun Aridagawacho Nobusaka
  • Kongo no Taki
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    Wakayama Ito-gun Katsuragicho Hanazono Atarashi 256 Kongo Ryokuchi Hiroba Camping Ground
  • Washinokawanotaki
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    Wakayama Pref. Hidakagunhidakagawachou Tajiri
  • Mie no Taki
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    Wakayama Ito-gun Katsuragicho Taira
  • Saga no Taki
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    Wakayama Hashimoto-shi Koyaguchicho Kuju
  • Shimizu no Taki
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    Wakayama Hashimoto-shi Koyaguchicho Sagatani
  • Yakushi no Taki
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    Wakayama Ito-gun Katsuragicho Kuruma Shibuta
  • Bunzonotaki
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    Wakayama Ito-gun Katsuragicho Higashitani
  • Hasonotaki
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    Wakayama Nishimuro-gun Shirahamacho Hisagi
  • Inyonotaki
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    Wakayama Higashimuro-gun Nachikatsuuracho Nachisan
  • Ubagadaki
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    Wakayama Arida-gun Aridagawacho Tazumi
  • Kokuzo no Taki
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    Wakayama Arida-gun Aridagawacho Oishi
  • Otaki
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    Wakayama Hidaka-gun Hidakagawacho
  • Tonoshimataki
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    Wakayama Pref. Hidakagunhidakagawachou Ubuyugawa

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Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country's most delicious ramen noodles.

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