The Akame 48 Waterfalls is the collective name for a string of waterfalls in the forests of Akame-cho, Mie. There aren’t actually 48, it’s a ‘spiritual’ number meaning many. A 4km walking/hiking path runs through the area and takes visitors to the five main waterfalls:
- Fudou-taki Falls: Height 15 meters (0.3 km from entrance)
- Senju-taki Falls: Height 15 meters (0.8 km from entrance)
- Nunobiki-taki Falls: Height 30 meters (1.0 km from entrance)
- Ninai-taki Falls: Height 15 meters (2.6 km from entrance)
- Biwa-taki Falls: Height 15 meters (2.9 km from entrance)
- It is surrounded with rocky cliffs, and the basin has indigo blue colour.
|Japan Salamander Center
Located at the beginning of the hiking trail. These salamanders are a national treasure.
Part of Iga, people of the 15-18th centuries studied the art of Iga-ryu (Wikipedia), intelligence-gathering and assassination. Iga ninja were trained in disguise, escape, concealment, explosives, medicines, poisons, unarmed combat, and a multitude of weaponry. You can rent ninja suits here and climb, jump and hide in the forest, or explore the waterfalls in costume.
Go to Akameguchi Station, then walk up road 567. (Train Route Finder)
Editorial Review: 😍
Don’t expect Niagara or Angel Falls, these are pretty small. But, together, they’re very nice and it’s a beautiful walk. Excellent for an outdoor date.