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Akame 48 Waterfalls

Akame 48 WaterfallsAkame 48 Waterfalls is located about 6 km south of central Nabari city at the south part of Iga Basin.
Taki River forms a gorge, and the waterfalls are along the river for about 4 kilometers.
In Japanese, it is called "Akame-shijuuhachi-taki".

It is said that the number of the waterfalls is over 48.
The number of 48 had been used as the meanings of "a set of many things" in Japan from a long time ago. And the numbers of multiples of 8 or 12 have been important and lucky in religious significance.
So this waterfalls have such name.

We can walk along a walking trail along the gorge, and see the waterfalls.

At the entrance of the gorge, there is Japan Salamander Center.
In this gorge, Japanese giant salamanders live, and some of them are raised here. They are designated as a special national natural treasure.

Akame 48 Waterfalls have many waterfalls, but only 22 waterfalls have own name.
Among them, the follwings are the major five waterfalls.

  • Fudou-taki : Height 15 meters, Width 7 meters. "Fudou" is one of Gogs of Buddhism. (0.3 km from entrance)
  • Senju-taki : Height 15 meters, Width 4 meters. The water falls with branching. (0.8 km from entrance)
  • Nunobiki-taki : Height 30 meters, Width 1 meters. It looks like a long strip of cloth.(1.0 km from entrance)
  • Ninai-taki : Height 15 meters. The water sprits into two streams. (2.6 km from entrance)
  • Biwa-taki : Height 15 meters. It is surrounded with rocky cliffs, and the basin has indigo blue color. (2.9 km from entrance)

When you reach Biwa-taki and return, it takes about 3 hours.
Far from Senju-taki, the trail is steep. So if you have not so much time or don't want to walk hardly, you had better return from Senju-taki.

How to get to here

By railroad and route bus

  1. Get off at Akameguchi station on Kintetsu Line.
    From Nagoya, by limited express to Nanba, about 1 hour and 26 minutes to Nabari. By local train, about 3 minutes from Nabari to Akameguchi.
    From Nanba or Osaka-Uehonmachi, by limited express to Nagoya, Toba or Kashikojima, about 30 minutes to Yamato-Yagi. By express train, about 30 minutes from Yamato-Yagi to Akameguchi.
  2. From Akameguchi station, by route bus, about 10 minutes.

By car

Run on Route 165. And about 5-7 km around central Nabari city.

Japan Salamander Center at the entrance
Japanese giant salamander
Fudo-taki Falls
Photo by Nihon-rettou okinijiman
Senju-taki Falls
Photo by Kougashitsu-kabegami
Walking trail in Akame 48 Waterfalls
Photo by Nihon-rettou okinijiman
Nunobiki-taki Falls
Photo by Nihon-rettou okinijiman
Ninai-taki Falls
Photo by Nihon-rettou okinijiman
Biwa-taki Falls

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