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.
*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

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
  • Please book more than 2 days in advance
  • You have to be healthy and over 15 years old to participate in this program.

Learn more about Akame 48 Waterfalls

For reservations and inquiries 
contact us
or book on Akame 48 Waterfalls official site in Japanese