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Iwai Falls岩井滝

Waterfall

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.

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place Okayama Pref. Tomatagunkagaminochou Kamisaibara

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Okayama Pref. Tomatagunkagaminochou Kamisaibara [map]

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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.