Oko no Taki Fall, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho

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. Arrange to visit Oko no Taki Fall and other attractions in Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho using our Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho road trip app .
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  • It is a quite big falls. It was 80 meters? Athletic shoes to go up pretty close. So far from miyanoura we have spare time.
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  • Beautiful waterfall at the southern end of the island. A quick 10min stop in. You can climb the rocks at the base of the falls and get some great pictures!  more »
  • Is water splashing waterfall is 88 meters in height did take much parking was not too much sales event
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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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