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Oko no Taki Fall

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Address: Kurio, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho 891-4409, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Nice palce for a swim

We came here by car and it was just a short ride from the main road on Yakushima. My boyfriend had the idea of taking a swim here. So he got in and tried to swim towards the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
Marloes N

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We came here by car and it was just a short ride from the main road on Yakushima. My boyfriend had the idea of taking a swim here. So he got in and tried to swim towards the waterfall (we were alone), which didn't really work out, the stream was to strong. A bus with a load of teenagers came... More 

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Cham, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I went there by bicycle and the view of the waterfall was beautiful. You can go very near and feel the water falling down. There are huge rocks around fall, good to make a nice pick-nick experience. The easiest way to get there is with car, but its also reachable by bus.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This waterfall is on the southwest side of the island, and while it is possible to get a bus there and back, they can be infrequent, so be sure to check the timetable very carefully. The waterfall lands on a rocky basin and you can climb around on the rocks and the side of the cliff if you're agile enough.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

We visited Oko Fall during a rainy season after a rain so there was a lot of water to the extent it was causing a wind. It was very impressive but was hard to climb up onto the rocks. Near the waterfall bus stop, you can collect spring water, supposedly one of best waters in Japan.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

...But if you bring your swimming trunks (which I didn't) why not go for a swim. Be careful on the slippery rocks though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

This place is great - it's nice if you can get there without too many other people around. For the best experience, climb up onto the rocks and let the mist from the falls hit you.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Very Nice Falls, quiet and peaceful area. There is much to do around the area, its just a quick look and couple of pics.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

It is very beautiful and you can get right up close to it and take photos. You can even climb onto the rocks if that's your thing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Easy to access, great views, nice walk along the river and down to the beach...great place for a picnic or a swim in the summer.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

It's a beautiful waterfall. Especially in a good weather. But if you are not driving, this will take like an hour and half to get there. Make sure you have bought the day pass for the bus as well (1000/day, bought at the tourist center near the ferry port) or else it could cost your for more than 2000yen to... More 

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