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Waterfall Spots in Kumamoto Area

  • Nabegataki Falls
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunogunimachi Kurobuchi
    This is a waterfall which is said to have been made by an eruption which occurred about 90,000 years ago, which also created Aso’s caldera lake. This is a small waterfall with a height of about 10 meters and a width of about 20 meters, but the appearance of sunlight shining through the curtain-like broadly cascading water is extremely beautiful. “Urami no taki” which is enjoying the waterfall by going around to the other side of the fall is also popular. An event is also held in the springtime in which the far side of the waterfall is illuminated.
  • Waterfall of Koga
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asoshi Ichinomiyamachisakanashi Old-fashioned
    This is a waterfall consisting of a larger waterfall with a head of 80 meters and a smaller waterfall with a head of 100 meters. The water volume is low, and its frozen form in cold seasons is beautiful to behold, as are the Saturday night illuminations held in winter.
  • Shiraito Falls
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunnishiharamura Kawahara
    Shiraito Falls, where water drops in a single stream from 20 meters high, is so named as the flow looks like a white thread, or “shiraito.” The beautiful, clear water has been selected as one of Kumamoto Prefecture’s top 100 waters of the Heisei era.  In the summer season illuminations are held until 10pm, and at the nearby Shiraito Falls Exchange Center one can enjoy somen nagashi (flowing somen).
  • Shiramizu Falls
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Taketa-shi
    A waterfall located in Hinatame, Ogi-machi, Taketa City. Situated along the Ono River, the waterfall’s name means “white water,” and there are two theories as to how it got this name. One is that it is because the waterfall appears white due to its numerous streams; the other is that because it is comprised of 99 streams, its name was written with the character for “100” minus a line at the top representing “one,” resulting in the character for “white.”
  • Gorogadaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Kami-mashiki-gun Yamatocho
  • Shimojo no Taki
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Aso-gun Ogunimachi Shimojo
  • Yunoturunanatakiotaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Minamatashi Yude Head stones
  • Kanamenotaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Hitoyoshi City Kanamemachi
  • Sukarugataki
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    Kumamoto Pref. Aso County Minamiaso Vil. Kawayo
  • Sendan Todoronotaki
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    Kumamoto Yatsushiro-shi Izumimachi Nitao
  • Meotodaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Aso-gun Minamiogunimachi Manganji Ushizu
  • Umenoki Todoro
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Yatsushiro-shi
  • Otaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Minamata-shi
  • Kane Ryu no Taki
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Aso-gun Minamiasomura
  • Kobaru no Taki
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Yatsushiro-shi
  • Shiraitodaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Aso-gun
  • Shiraitonotaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Kami-mashiki-gun Yamatocho
  • Shirataki
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Kuma-gun Itsukimura
  • Shiramizudaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Prefecture Kuma-gun Mizukami
  • Hashirimizu Taki
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Yatsushiro-shi

Kumamoto Areas

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Kumamoto lies in the center of Kyushu, a calm prefecture perfect for easy strolls around the historic center and lazy evenings in the natural hot springs at Kurokawa Onsen. For a slightly more strenuous activity, head to Mount Aso, whose surrounding hills offer hiking opportunities aplenty with views over the active volcano.

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