Experience an ascetic waterfall practice

Akame 48 Waterfalls in Nabari City had been a popular place for Shugendo* practices from ancient times. These days, you can experience the practice at one of the most sacred waterfalls called "Dainichi Falls", which is located off-trail in the falls site. You will meditate while standing or sitting on a rock under the holy waterfall. By the time you get back home, your body and soul will be purified and strengthened.

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.
*A syncretic religion that originated in Heian Japan (Wikipedia)

This program is available from:
June 1st - October 31st

Meeting point:
Eco Tour Desk in Akame Visitor Center (Map below)

Meeting time:
9:00 a.m.

Departure time:
10:00 a.m.

Approximate time:
2.5 hours

Cost:
3,000 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. If you prefer an English-speaking guide, request from the inquiry form.
  • Please book 2 days in advance the latest.
  • You have to be healthy and over 15 years old to participate in this program.

Links:
More details in Japanese
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