Akame 48 Waterfalls

 

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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.
Mie-Salamander-CenterJapan Salamander Center

Located at the beginning of the hiking trail. These salamanders are a national treasure.

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anime-ninja-forestNinja

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.

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Access

Go to Akameguchi Station, then walk up road 567. (Train Route Finder)

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Akame 48 Waterfalls

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.

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