Spot in Chiba Prefecture

Nomizo Falls (濃溝の滝)

Nomizo Falls and Cave of tortoise rock
Nomizo Falls & Cave of tortoise rock
Photo by Kimitsu City

Waiting visitors for good scene at Nomizo Falls
Waiting visitors for good scene at Nomizo Falls
Photo by Kimitsu City

Nomizo Falls is the unique falls in the mountain in Kimitsu city.

The first "o" in the word is pronounced long, so it is read as "Nômizo no taki" in Japanese.

It is located about 25 km southeast of JR Kimitsu station.

A small river flows in a valley and there is the small and low falls like stairs.
These are called as Nomizo Falls.

There is a round cave in front of the falls and the water of the river through the cave.

The cave was drilled to lead the water to the rice field smoothly about 350 years ago.
There is a rock like tortoise in the cave, so this cave is called Cave of tortoise rock (亀岩の洞窟, "Kameiwa no dôkutsu" in Japanese).

From March to September, the sunshine comes through the cave in the morning.
The scene is very fantastic and some say the scene is like an anime of Studio Ghibli.

Walking trail to Nomizo Falls
Walking trail to Nomizo Falls
Photo by Kimitsu City

The shape of heart at Nomizo Falls
The shape of heart at Nomizo Falls
Photo by Kimitsu City

Especially, the sunshine looks like the shape of heart in early morning (around 7:00) in early March and early September.

This scene was introduced in Instagram in 2015, then here became a very popular spot suddenly.

The place is about 400 meters from the parking, and a walking trail is set up.
There is a public bath Senju-no-yu (千寿の湯).

How to get here

By express bus for Awa-Kamogawa, about 2 hours and 10 minutes from Hamamatsucho bus terminal (Tokyo) to Kimitsu-furusato-bussankan stop.
The bus also stops at Yaesu exit of Tokyo station.

From Kimitsu-furusato-bussankan stop, about 1.5 km walk to Senju-no-yu.

Other Tourist Attractions in Chiba Prefecture

Tokyo Disney Resort Naritasan Shinshoji temple Sawara Junikyo cruise & Iris gardens Choshi Umi-hotaru Yoro Ravine Mount Nokogiri South Boso Kamogawa & Katsuura

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