Kamba Falls

Kamba Falls, Maniwa: Address, Phone Number, Kamba Falls Reviews: 4.5/5

Kamba Falls
4.5

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Neha Pun
16 contributions
Fun day trip
Oct 2018 • Friends
I was lucky to get the chance to see the monkeys because it doesn’t happen every day. They are very chill and doesn’t bother people at all, so you can take as many pictures as you want! The water fall is beautiful too!
Written October 26, 2018
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katjordan93
Silver Spring, MD15 contributions
Beautiful waterfall
Aug 2017 • Friends
I have a fondness for waterfalls, and this one was right up my alley. Situated up the side of one of Maniwa's many mountains, Kanba Falls is absolutely gorgeous. It's a super tall water fall that just keeps falling, with a lot of little intricacies that make it interesting. If you're lucky, you'll also have the chance to see the monkeys enjoying the falls too. One walked right past us up the path!

The path up to the waterfalls used to lead all the way up to the plunge pool. Unfortunately, that part of the path was destroyed during the 3/11 earthquake and you can no longer get as close.

Small entrance fee. You park further down the hill and then walk up to the falls on paved paths. The stairs are made of natural rocks, and do require a bit of caution. Not wheelchair accessible. Minimal Japanese required.
Written August 17, 2017
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zeekay91
7 contributions
Amazing Waterfall
Aug 2017 • Friends
Kanban waterfall is simply beautiful and stunning, a raw powerful force of nature. The entrance price is 300 yen, but totally worth it. The path leading up to the falls follows the river created from it, which is lovely. The area feels cool and crisp. There are several spots to take pictures from, including a couple of really cute bridges. At the point closest to the falls you can feel the spray and it's wonderful. Be careful, as the rocks can get slippery. The scenery is just gorgeous. An added bonus is the chance to see monkeys as you walk to/from the falls! They are not always around, but if you're lucky you can see them! We got to see one casually strolling across a bridge.
Written August 17, 2017
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lpincher94
Maniwa, Japan122 contributions
a lovely hidden gem
Mar 2017 • Friends
It is a little bit of a walk up to the waterfall - ranked as one of Japan's top 100 waterfalls - but totally worth it! I've been 3 times and still not seen the resident monkeys (sadly, especially since most of my friends have), and on a hot day the trees provide the perfect shade. it's a ¥300 entry fee, but that's barely anything, considering everything is so well kept. apparently before you could get closer to the plunge pool itself, but after the 2011 earthquake a few rocks have fallen in the way - but you can still get pretty close. definite recommendation.
we also climbed all the way up to the "Oni-no-ana" or "Demon Cave" which is definitely high-effort, and to be honest scared me when I'd entered it, so anyone who's into creepy caves and stuff - definitely check it out.
Written April 10, 2017
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ラランジャ
Tsuyama, Japan131 contributions
Very beautiful waterfall and cute natural monkeys
Aug 2016 • Family
Visited here with no expectation but just wished some cooling down but I was wrong. From the entrance, just more than ten minutes walk takes you to the spot that amases you. Comparing Naiagara falls or Iguasu, it is so small tiny fall but it is elegantly very Japanese fall. It is beautiful, beautiful and beautiful. I took countless pictures. Small river is coming down from the fall all way down to the entrance. Water is so clear and cool. It brings cool and fresh air. On the way to the fall, there is green spacious area along with river. It is a spot for natural Japanese monkeys to be relaxed and eat. They are natural but dont care about us. Kids monkeys were playing around and old monkeys were taking nap. They are interesting. Admission fee is 200yen but i can pay more than 500yen for its value. Parking is free.
Written August 15, 2016
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The_Savvy_Glutton
Melbourne, Australia477 contributions
Beautiful and calming
Nov 2015 • Couples
Came here on hotel personnel's advise. It is selected as one of Japan's 100 major waterfalls.

There's a small entry fee of ¥300 per adult and if you collect souvenir stamps they have it here too. Sometimes there will be monkeys in the area so don't bring food or plastic bags that look like there's food in it.

The walk to the fall is not very far but the rocks that serve as steps were not the easiest to walk on so wear comfy shoes. We were lucky to see it in autumn when it's surrounded by a myriad of colours of trees. Definitely worth a sidetrack if you are heading to the cute noren (traditional Japanese fabric dividers) town nearby.
Written November 22, 2015
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jess
Singapore87 contributions
A quiet place for a picnic
Oct 2015 • Friends
Kanba falls is hardwork, a lot of walking up the hill to see the waterfall. Just pace yourself and rest. The cool air and the running waters will let you catch your breath in no time. towards the end, one must climb an gentle slope of unpaved road of rocks and dirt to get the full glory of the falls. one must also come back down the same way. be prepared with some long pants so you do not get scratched and also go slow. there are good spots for picnics. pls enquire if it is allowed. there are cafes around too.the cost of entry 500 yen. Have fun, a place to visit for a catch up with self. The falls aint too big though.
Written October 22, 2015
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