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Oko Fall

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Address: Kurio, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho 891-4200, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Quite a waterfall

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Pengapa

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Pengapa
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 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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Thank Culprido
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 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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Thank Shaun M
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 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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Thank Sabrina A
Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 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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Thank jumpingjewels
Oki-gun, Shimane, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 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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Thank nicolajones08
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 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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Thank Carolyn C
newbury, berkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Close to the road but a world away - a really high waterfall with millions of dragon flies patrolling in front of it!. Plenty of room to sit and stare.

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Thank crookhamcommon
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

夏後半は屋久島は雨季の季節 台風やらすごいです、 そんな時に、特に雨上がりの日に行くとすごく感動します。ちなみに私はこれが二度目。 This was my second time visit to Oh-ko Waterfall. Yakushima is a cross-point of major typhoons coming to Japan. So it rains there A LOT! You are very lucky if your hiking gets not canceled due to rain. What happens during such rainy season is, when it rains heavily, gates are closed at the mountain. (No Hiking).... More 

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Thank Yoshimi_NZ
Nagano, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

勢いが感じられる滝です!雨の強い日に見に行って、遠くからでも飛沫が来て水圧を感じました。自然の勢力は凄いなあと思いました。必見の滝です! You can really feel the power of the waterfall! I went on a rainy day, so even from far away I could feel the spray and pressure of the water. I thought the power of nature was really amazing. It's a must-see spot!

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