7 Unique Waterfalls in East Nara Nabari

Forget the heat and refresh yourself. Surrounded by mountains with clear mountain streams, the East Nara Nabari has beautiful waterfall spots. Some are popular destinations, and some are secluded. Please be careful as some roads are narrow.

Aoba no Taki Waterfall

青葉の滝

Aoba no Taki / 青葉の滝 Mysterious waterfall cascades flown from a forest behind Seiyo-ji Temple in Uda City. Please be aware: The path to the waterfall is very slippery. This is a sacred place. Please observe good manners; do not swim, eat, or smoke on the premises. Read more

  • Location: Murou-Sambonmatsu, Uda City, Nara Prefecture (at the back left of Seiyo-ji Temple) Map
  • Parking: Available at the temple. Please ask the priest or the staff before you park.
  • Nearby rest stop: Michi-no-Eki Udaji Murou  Map

Nanataki-Yatsubo Falls

七滝八壷

Nanataki-Yatsubo / 七滝八壷 A series of seven waterfalls at a secluded spot in Higashiyoshino Village, Nara Prefecture. Read more

  • Location: Omata, Higashiyoshino Village, Yoshino-gun, Nara Prefecture  Map
  • No parking lot
  • Nearby rest stop: Furusato-mura Map

Fudo Waterfall in Mitsue Village

ふどうのたき

Fudo no Taki

This 21-meter-tall waterfall flows at the foot of Mt. Miune, located on the border between Nara and Mie Prefectures.Read more

  • Location: Kozue, Mitsue Village, Uda-gun, Nara Prefecture  Map
  • Parking: available at Mitsue Youth Travel Village  Map
  • Nearby rest stop: Michi-no-eki Ise Honkaido Mitsue  Map

Saijobo Waterfall

済浄坊の滝

Saijobo no Taki / 済浄坊の滝

Located in Soni Village, Nara Prefecture. Clear streams flow through a gorge with large and small rocks and pour into an emerald green pool. Read more

  • Location: Konagao, Soni Village, Uda-gun, Nara Prefecture  Map
  • No parking lot
  • Nearby rest stop: 2.7 (Two-seven) Map

Waterfall at Yabashira Shrine (Iwaya, Yamazoe)

八柱神社の滝(山添岩屋)

八柱神社の滝

This waterfall is located on the grounds of Yabashira Shrine, where Junkei Tsutsui, a warring lord, is said to have prayed. There are several Yahashira shrines in the neighborhood. Please check the locations below. Read more

  • Location: 772 Iwaya, Yamazoe Village, Yamabe-gun, Nara Prefecture Map
  • No parking lot
  • Nearby rest stop: CAFE SUNWOOD Map / Nabari no Yu Map

Akame 48 Waterfalls

赤目四十八滝

Akame 48 Falls Located in Nabari, Mie Prefecture, this popular tourist destination is a 4-km trail connecting large and small waterfalls and is known as the place where the Iga Ninja trained in the past. Various activity programs are available. Read more

  • Location: 861-1Nagasaka, Akame-cho, Nabari City, Mie Prefecture Map
  • Parking: available (paid)
  • Nearby rest stops: there are a few cafés or diners near the trailhead.
  • Related link: Akame 48 Waterfalls official website

Nageshi no Taki Falls

投石の滝

A waterfall with a drop of 15 meters over Takino River in the precincts of Hakuba Temple in Higashiyoshino Village, Nara Prefecture. Read more

  • Location: Takino, Higashiyosino Village, Yoshino-gun, Nara Prefecture  Map
  • No parking lot
  • Nearby rest stop: Tenkoen Map

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