Walk to the Nabegataki waterfall

Written by Sandrine Published on 05/08/2016

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This beautiful waterfall is located on the commune of Oguni, a few kilometers from Mount Aso, on Kyûshû. In the heart of an enchanting setting, this small waterfall of 20 metres wide and 10 metres high can be seen and photographed from all angles, including from the back. A very pleasant little stopover!

Nabegataki waterfall

Getting to the Nabegataki Waterfall

To get there, it is best to use your GPS with the coordinates shown below. On the spot, a recent parking lot is available to park right next to the waterfall.  The access is open from 9am to 5pm.

The path to the waterfall

Then, a beautifully paved path starts a light descent for a few meters, then wooden stairs take over to take us to the water's edge. From here, the waterfalls open up. Formed several thousand years ago following an eruption of Mount Aso, they fit perfectly in the middle of a decor of moss and dense vegetation. Depending on the period, the flow is more or less strong and may even freeze in winter.

Nabegataki waterfall Approach TrailPassage behind the Nabegataki waterfall

The last passage of the Nabegataki falls

A path allows you to get close to it, and passes behind the waterfall to reach the opposite bank. The exposure of the waterfall in its rather dark environment makes it possible to make very beautiful pictures. Photographers will be delighted!

Nabegataki waterfall

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