Amedaki Waterfall (Amedaki [雨滝]) and Nunobiki Waterfall (Nunobiki-no-taki [布引の滝])

The Amedaki Waterfall was one of our easier visits to a waterfall in Japan. It was where the Fukuro River (Fukurogawa) dropped some 40m over a columnar basalt cliff. We were able to see evidence….

Minoh Waterfall or Minoo Waterfall (Minoo-taki [箕面滝])

The Minoh Waterfall was a waterfall that I anticipated visiting ever since a website visitor made a very well-written submission about it a few years ago…

Otonashi Waterfall (Otonoashi-no-taki [音無の滝]; “Soundless Waterfall”)

The Otonashi Waterfall was something I was only made aware of after doing a double-take on our first trip to Japan by looking through an old LP book as it was near the Sanzen-in Temple…

Harafudo Waterfall (Harafudo-taki [原不動滝])

The Harafudo Waterfall was one of the more obscure waterfalls that we visited as it was off the beaten track well west of the Kansai area (where the cities of Kyoto, Osaka, and Nara are located)…

Tendaki Waterfall (Tendaki [天滝])

The Tendaki Waterfall was a bit of a waterfall-saturation hike for us. This was because the trail had to have featured at least seven named waterfalls before reaching the tall Tendaki…

Saruo Waterfall (Saruo-daki [猿尾滝])

The Saruo Waterfall was one of the easiest waterfalls that we managed to see that was off the beaten path in Japan. For a waterfall that was included as one of Japan’s Top 100 Waterfalls as…

Amida Waterfall (Amida-ga-taki [阿弥陀ヶ滝])

The Amida Waterfall was kind of our waterfalling excuse to take a quick detour as we were making the long drive from Takayama to Inuyama. Included as one of Japan’s Top 100 Waterfalls, it was…

Yoro Waterfall (Yoro-no-taki [養老の滝])

The Yoro Waterfall felt like a popular locals attraction as my parents and I definitely noticed that even though it was very busy, practically none of the visitors except us were foreign tourists…

Hirayu Waterfall (Hirayu Otaki [平湯大滝])

The Hirayu Waterfall was a classic columnar waterfall that was accentuated by the onset of the koyo (Autumn colors) during our visit. An emphatic member of the Japan’s Top 100 Waterfalls from the…

Sanbon Waterfall (Sanbon-daki [三本滝])

The Sanbon Waterfall was a three-segmented waterfall that was one of the more unusual waterfalling experiences that we’ve had in Japan. From reading the kanji signs pertaining to this falls, we…

Zengoro Waterfall (Zengoro-no-taki [善五郎の滝])

The Zengoro Waterfall was the third of three significant waterfalls that we visited on the Koonogawa (Koono River), which was the main river passing through the famed Norikura Highlands draining…

Ryujin Waterfall (Ryujin-no-taki [竜神の滝])

The Ryujin Waterfall was an unexpected waterfalling surprise because we didn’t expect to visit any falls while seeking out one of the outdoor public baths in the Shirahone Onsen area. However…

Jofu Waterfall (Jofu-no-taki [常布の滝])

The Jofu Waterfall was a rare waterfall where we managed to experience it surrounded by the peak of the koyo (or Autumn-colored foliage). Given how much difficulty we had trying to reach this…

Naena Waterfall (Naena-taki [苗名滝])

The Naena Waterfall was one of our more pleasant waterfalling experiences in Japan. As you can see from the photo at the top of this page, we happened to have timed our visit for the near peak of…

Shoji Waterfall (Shoji-ga-taki [精進ケ滝])

The Shoji Waterfall was a grand waterfall that my parents and I had to endure a bit of drama to reach. That drama included going on a bit of a “joyride” as the Japanese GPS included…

Senga Waterfall (Senga-taki [仙娥滝])

The Senga Waterfall was our waterfalling excuse to explore the vertical Shosenkyo Gorge just up the mountains from the city of Kofu. The waterfall itself was said to be 30m tall though it appeared…

Joren Waterfall (Joren-no-taki [浄蓮の滝])

The Joren Waterfall was a gushing waterfall backed by some pretty pronounced basalt columns at its base. We happened to visit this waterfall on a day where it was raining pretty hard…

Syasui Waterfall or Shasui Waterfall (Shasui-no-taki [洒水の滝])

The Syasui Waterfall was a very tall and slender waterfall that seemed to have a bit of a spiritual air to our visit here. Perhaps the reason why we thought this was that our visit included…

Fukuroda Waterfall (Fukuroda-no-taki [袋田の滝])

The Fukuroda Waterfall was a grand waterfall consisting of multiple layers on the Takigawa while sporting reported dimensions of a cumulative height of 120m and a width of about 73m…

Kamuiwakka Waterfall (Kamuiwakka-no-taki [カムイワッカの滝])

The Kamuiwakka Waterfall is a pretty well-known rotemburo (hot springs waterfall) deep in the wild Shiretoko National Park. Now even though we only managed to experience the falls by boat, I opted…