Oko no Taki Fall, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho

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Dropping 88 m (288 ft) from the slope of Mount Nagata, the waters of Oko no Taki Fall hit the River Oko, creating a milky white foam that gushes out of broken rocky formations. A must-visit for nature lovers in Yakushima, you can reach the falls after a 1.5 hour hike through scenic forest. With flocks of dragon flies hovering above it, the site offers scenic views of pristine nature surrounded by lush greenery. Climb up onto rocks and get sprayed by the water, or bring your swimming gear and take a dip. A great place for a picnic and a good photo opportunity, the spot is also easily accessible by car. Our Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho vacation route planner makes visiting Oko no Taki Fall and other Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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Where to stay in Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho

Popular among Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho offers a variety of places to stay, ranging from budget lodgings to exclusive hotels. Dozens of hotels are equally distributed along the southern, eastern, and northern shores of the island, with a few deluxe options overlooking Tanegashima Straits. Camping is forbidden, but backpackers can find several small huts free of charge along the island's trails. Otherwise, you can stay in budget-oriented dormitories and private rooms on the island. You can also rent a self-catering cottage, ideal for a budget family stay.
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  • I am a big fan of a good waterfall and this one is amazing. It falls into a nice secluded area and it seems to not be a very visited location so you can sometimes be there by yourself. It's just off t...  more »
  • If you are in Yakushima, it's really worth it. Enjoyed seeing deers in the surroundings. Driving there is a bonus.  more »
  • Lovely waterfall after the previous day's heavy rain, easy to get to if you do not have a car as it is close to the bus stop.Just watch the bus timing as there are fairly big gaps in the schedule ,lik...  more »