Akame Waterfall Meditation Tour

Purify your body and soul by meditating under the holy waterfall. You will be guided to the destination, Dainichi Falls, located off-trail at Akame 48 Waterfalls. Inspired by the takigyo or ascetic waterfall practice, which was done here in ancient times, you will be standing under streaming water in a white kimono.

After you refresh, bathe in a hot spring to relax with the complimentary bathing ticket. For those who want to stay longer, there are hotels, inns and a campsite nearby. Check the accommodation list here, or contact us for further assistance.

Note: No religious rituals are conducted on this tour.

This tour is available from:
June 1st - October 31st
Reservation is required at least two days in advance.

Meeting point & Time:
Eco Tour Desk in Akame Visitor Center at Akame Natural History Museum (Map below)
Check-in by 9:30 a.m. (the center opens at 9 a.m.)

Departure time:
10:00 a.m.

Approximate duration:
2.5 hours

4,000 yen (includes entrance fee, hot spring bathing ticket, rental gear, and insurance)

Number of participants:
Minimum 5, Maximum 15

What to bring:
Bathing suit, sneakers or trekking shoes, comfortable clothes, backpack to carry Shugendo gear (rental), towels for changing and bathing

  • This is a guided tour. English-speaking guide available.
  • You must be 16 years old or older to participate in this program.
  • Tour is subject to cancellation in case of inclement weather.

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