Akame 48 Waterfalls
Bamboo Lantern Illumination

1,500 Bamboo Lights create a spectacular view

MORE LANTERNS THIS YEAR!

OCT 23, 2021 – JAN 31, 2022
4:30 PM – to 8 PM

CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR'S: DEC 28 - JAN 2


Located in Nabari, Mie Prefecture, Akame 48 Waterfalls is a symbolic attraction in Muro Akame Aoyama National Park which lies across Nara and Mie prefecture. It is said that this mysterious valley with clear streams used to be a training ground for ninja.

This year, 1,500 bamboo lanterns — a lamp made of a bamboo tube with hand-carved decorations — illuminate the valley and create a fantastic atmosphere with a background of colored leaves.

As an SDGs project, this event is aiming to conserve the environment: All the lanterns used for this event are made out of thinned bamboo abandoned in Nabari.

Venues at Akame 48 Waterfalls

Main: Trail entrance to Fudo Falls

Sub: The Little Park to trail entrance

Entrance Fees

Adult: ¥600

Elementary & middle school student (ages 6-15): ¥300

Preschool-child (under 6): Free

Access

10-min bus ride from the nearest train station

Get off at Akameguchi station (赤目口) , then take a bus to Akamedaki (赤目滝). Details here

Pay parking available (avg. ¥800/day).
During the illumination, some parking lots will be open for free after 4:30 pm (see map).

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Location

671-1 Akame-cho Nagasaka, Nabari City, Mie Prefecture

Public Transport

From Osaka
Faster routes: Take Kintetsu Limited Express Train from either Osaka-Namba, Uehonmachi, or Tsuruhashi. Get off at Haibara or Nabari* to transfer to a Local or Express Train. Get off at Akameguchi.
Economical and easy route: Take Kintetsu Express Train from either Osaka-Namba, Uehonmachi, or Tsuruhashi, and get off at Akameguchi.
From Kyoto
Faster routes: Take Kintetsu Limited Express Train from Kyoto (Kintetsu). Transfer at Yamato-Yagi. Transfer at Haibara or Nabari* to a Local or Express Train. Get off at Akameguchi.
Fast and easy route: Take Kintetsu Limited Express Train from Kyoto (Kintetsu). Transfer at Yamato-Yagi to take a Local or Express Train. Get off at Akameguchi.
Economical and easy route: Take Kintetsu Express Train from Kyoto (Kintetsu). Transfer at Yamato-Yagi. Get off at Akameguchi.
(*Some Limited Express Trains do not stop at Haibara. In that case, you have to get off at Nabari to transfer and go back one station)
From Nara
Faster routes: Take Kintetsu Express Train from Kintetsu-Nara. Transfer at Yamato-Saidaiji to a Limited Express Train. Transfer at Yamato-Yagi. Transfer at Haibara or Nabari* to a Local or Express Train. Get off at Akameguchi.
Economical and easy route: Take Kintetsu Express Train from Kintetsu-Nara. Transfer at Yamato-Saidaiji. Transfer at Yamato-Yagi. Get off at Akameguchi.
(*Some Limited Express Trains do not stop at Haibara. In that case, you have to get off at Nabari to transfer and go back one station)
From Nagoya
Faster route: Take Kintetsu Limited Express Train from Kintetsu-Nagoya. Transfer at Nabari to a Local or Express Train. Get off at Akameguchi (Depending on the timetable, you need to transfer at Ise-Nakagawa before you arrive at Nabari)
Economical route: Take Kintetsu Express Train from Kintetsu-Nagoya. Transfer at Ise-Nakagawa. Get off at Akameguchi. (This takes 2.5 hours, 1 hour longer than the faster route)

Visit here for overall information about the area and railway

For more information on the trains, please visit Kintetsu Railway website.

Related Links

East Nara Nabari Tourism

Akame 48 Waterfalls Official Website

Mie Prefecture Tourism Federation

JNTO

Kintetsu Railway


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