Pinaisara Falls, Taketomicho Iriomote-jima

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Looking like a long white beard hanging down towards a foaming pond, the 55 m (180 ft) drop of Pinaisara Falls makes is the city's highest falls. Accessible both by foot and by canoe, the location provides plenty of trekking, kayaking, and swimming opportunities capped by a view from the top of the falls. Some say the falls resemble a long white beard hanging down, which is how the site got its name. Experience the sights and sounds of rare birds and watch subtropical trees while sitting in the pool beneath the falls. The site begs for photos but the climate is tropical, so bring cases for cameras to protect them from the humidity here. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Taketomicho Iriomote-jima holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Pinaisara Falls and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Where to stay in Taketomicho Iriomote-jima

Look to the port areas in the northwest and southeast of Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima to find the largest concentration of places to stay. The resorts here stand as sprawling luxury options, with onsite pools, private villas, and fine-dining restaurants. In the slightly less salubrious parts of the two port towns, you'll find some old guesthouses offering budget-friendly options. Set in former residences, they provide simple rooms, as well as shared kitchens and bathrooms. Generally speaking, the choice of accommodations on Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima is divided between the luxurious and the basic, with little in between.
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  • The waterfall itself was not bad. It was really nice to jump into the cool water under scorching sunshine. However, the really fun part was how we got here. First, we kayaked for two and half hours. S...  more »
  • My husband and six year old son had a fantastic time on this tour. Our full day tour included kayaking on a calm river to the base near the falls, then a walk and climb through the forest to the base ...  more »
  • The 20 minutes hike to the waterfall could be considered a challenge to those who do not do much hiking. Once we got to the fall, we were so excited and jumped right into the cool water. Perfect place...  more »