Kawazu Nanadaru (Seven Waterfalls)
Passing through the tunnel, two-hours more takes hikers to Kawazu-Nanadaru where a statue of “the girl” and “I” can be seen. Meaning ‘seven waterfalls’ the area lives up to its name with, from upstream, the Kama, Ebi, Hebi, Syokei, Kani, Deai and Oodaru falls all reducing the flowing height of the river. Oodaru is the largest water wall of the lot and is also the site of the aptly named Oodaru Onsen. Ryokan Amagiso with its 28 advertised forms of spa that includes a bath right in front of the 30m high Oodaru serves up a dynamic view and allows the naked, it is an onsen after all, the opportunity to soak away their cares at leisure. For the shy, swimsuits are an option at the outdoor baths at Amagiso. Nanadaru Onsen – further up the river – an area with its own magnificent view of the falls.
25 min by bus or taxi from Kawadu Sta.
Nashimoto, Kawazu cho, Kamo gun, Shizuoka