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Waterfall Spots in Okayama Area

  • Iwai Falls
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Pref. Tomatagunkagaminochou Kamisaibara
    A waterfall some 10 meters high and six meters wide located on Mt. Mikuni in Kagamino Town, Tomata County, Okayama Prefecture. Although not particularly large, the scenery created by the falls and the surrounding forest is beautiful, and the falls are a popular tourism destination. The bedrock which the falls run over sticks out from the ground underneath, and visitors can also walk behind the falls. As you can watch the falls’s waters from behind, the waterfall is also known as “Urami no Taki,” or “the Reverse-looking Falls.” The waters of a spring welling up from the ground about 100 meters downstream from the falls are famous for supposedly providing luck with bearing children. Each year on July 10, the Iwai Falls Festival is held in the area.
  • Kanba Falls
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Pref. Maniwashi Kamba
    This waterfall is located in Kanba, Maniwa City. Known for its beautiful landscape that weaves a 20-meter wide waterfall that falls wildly from a height of 110 meters with the nature of changing autumn leaves and a snowy landscape, it has been chosen as one of Japan’s top 100 waterfalls and is a nationally-designated Place of Scenic Beauty.
  • Shiraitonotaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Ibara-shi Biseicho Utodani
  • Kindannotaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Pref. Mimasakashi Takinomiya
  • Mitaninotaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Bizen Mitsuishi
  • Kinu Kake no Taki
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Niimi-shi Kusama Shimoyukawa
  • Nunotaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Tsuyama-shi Aba Ochiai
  • Kinugakenotaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Niimi-shi
  • Godannotaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Maniwa-gun Shinjoson
  • Takiyama no Taki
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Katsuta-gun Nagicho
  • Chiarainotaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Prefecture Akaiwa
  • Fudodaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Maniwa-gun Shinjoson
  • Yokonotaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Tsuyama-shi

Okayama Main Areas

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Overshadowed by Hiroshima to the west and the Kansai region to the east, Okayama is an easy spot to miss but a nature-rich gem where the Seto Inland Sea laps at its toes and peach and grape farms complete its interior. One of Japan’s Three Great Gardens, Koraku-en in Okayama city is well worth a visit before progressing to Kurashiki, where preserved wooden Edo buildings line the picturesque canal.

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