Hiji Waterfall, Kunigami-son

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Walk across the planks of a 17 m (55 ft) high suspension bridge on a nature trail through a pristine forest to see Hiji Waterfall, an impressive 26 m (85 ft) high waterfall nestled in greenery. Observe colorful robins, lizards, turtles, butterflies, and small snakes in this jungle-like setting on the winding 3.3 km (2 mi) hike. Admire the magnificent vegetation surrounding you as you follow a stream with cascading rapids, ending in a pond beneath the falls. You can't swim in the pool, but can have a refreshing dip close to it, soaking in the tranquility of the constant, soothing sound of the falling water. You can park in a designated lot at the beginning of the trail. Add Hiji Waterfall and other attractions to your Kunigami-son trip itinerary using our Kunigami-son trip planner .
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  • It's a 20 minutes walk from the bus stop to the trail head. Hardly see anybody, other than cars passing by occasionally which can be a bit scary to go solo (maybe it's just me, since the area is suppo...  more »
  • It was a nice little trek to get to the waterfall. Once there you can sit and have lunch and enjoy the view. There is also a trail that you can climb to get to the top of the waterfall. I wouldn't jum...  more »
  • I heard great things about this waterfall so we drove specially here to see it. Used google maps and it brought us to a totally different location just one street away into an unpaved, forested path, ...  more »
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  • One of the coolest waterfalls I have ever been to! You will pay 5,000 Yen to get in and as you are walking through the entrance you have the option to grab a walking stick. From there you start walking along a beautiful path in the woods that varies from rope bridges to dirt road. There is an amazing waterfall right at the beginning of the path then more waterfalls keep appearing throughout until you reach the grand finale. Bring the whole family!
  • It is very peaceful place, the route does have several up and downs but it is rather easy and only due to heat and humidity might become a bit more difficult than that. It has places to stop and have a bit of rest. It is very safe and is rather walk than a hike. There is option to take shower on the way out as well
  • An easy and well made 40 minutes trail. If cold water doesn’t bother you, bring appropriate footwear to walk along the river up to the falls.
  • Hard walk that is very steep with lots of stairs. A good walk for those who are not, the end is 100% worth it.
  • A beautiful place to go I lived in OKI for 6 years and loved it of course I was a teenager but still never the less jumping off the side of this thing in the ICY COLD crab/ craw fish infested waters is definitely WORTH THE TRIP. The hike up the billion trillion tiny stairs to the bridge is nice for a stroll or exercise then water for the refreshment. This is a MUST GO SEE !
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