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 - November 1st
Eco Tour Desk in Akame Visitor Center (Map below)
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.
- Please book 2 days in advance at the latest.
- You must be 16 years old or older to participate in this program.
If you need an English-speaking guide, please say so on the form.