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Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls

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Address: Nashimoto, Kamo-gun, Kawazu-cho 413-0501, Shizuoka Prefecture
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Stunning, but not for the adventurous types

A pleasant walk along the Kawazu River takes you to three of the seven falls. The first (and highest) is only accesible through paying admission at a lodge below it. The final... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

I've lived in Japan for over two years and have been fortunate to visit many natural and cultural sites from Hokkaido down to Nara, but this is my favorite place. It's mostly paved with a few large stair and bridge sections following a beautiful stream/ creak that has 7 gorgeous waterfalls of all sizes. Unlike many other falls that I've... More 

Thank John R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

My favourite part of our trip to Japan! This area amongst the hills is stunning and such great energy from the moment we entered Kawazu area! Nanadaru (7waterfalls) is amazing! Such a beautiful walk through the paths and suspension bridges along the falls! We walked up and back easily. Such a special peaceful place to set foot. And it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

A pleasant walk along the Kawazu River takes you to three of the seven falls. The first (and highest) is only accesible through paying admission at a lodge below it. The final three falls are found above a steep set of stairs and offer a slighlty more challenging walk (nothing my three year old couldn't handle though) over suspension bridges... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

in fact the 7 waterfalls are separated by different elevations so it's easier to drive to the nearest pt and hike from there. Individually, they are not that stunning but 7 in a row is a natural scenery. With hiking in forest it is surely healthy and relaxing.

Thank DLi_hk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

There are plenty of stairs to navigate on this one. Very little actual hiking. While the waterfalls are not spectacular, it's nice and should be done. I drove to the Nanadaru car park (which has dining options) and took a bus (fixed schedule) to the next stop at Mizutare (which only has a vending machine). The fare for the bus... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

The Kawazu Seven Falls are set along a very nice hiking trail which takes about 2-3 hours to visit all the falls. Shokeidaru Fall is easier to access if you travel with elder and children and just want to visit one. This fall is one of the filming location for the famous "Izu no Odoriko" -"The Izu Dancer".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful scenery and an easy walk if you go from top to bottom, which I recommend. Take the bus from Kawazu JR station and get off at "Mizutare" station. From there it's just a nice and easy walk down to the parking lot, from where you can easily take a bus back.

Thank alexgo1
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Some tips to make it a day out viewing the beautiful falls. Have the wild boar hotpot for lunch at Nandaru-Chaya - also a good place to park, on the left as you go into town. Buy some mountain fresh wasabi roots at the local stall. His wasabi salt is also very good on popcorn. Spend a couple of hours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Quite possibly the most beautiful riverside walk I have ever been on (and I have been on quite a few)! The walk way is extremely well maintained and very flat for the first kilometer. After that you start climbing stairs and find yourself regularly crossing elevated walkways and four suspension bridges. The river itself (with its twists and changes) is... More 

Thank John R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

One way to get to the falls is by a scenic 1-hour bus ride from Shuzenji, which is 35 minutes from Mishima Station that's a 12-minute train ride from Atami (SUICA/PASMO can't be used so you should buy a train ticket from the machine). On the left side of Shuzenji Station's South Exit, take the bus from Bus Stop #4... More 

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