Selected as one of the top 100 waterfalls in Japan, Kanabiki waterfall is 40m tall and 20m wide. The waterfall lies on a hill in Miyazu(the waterfall is located at the top of a staircase). Due to its forest location and high elevation, Kanabiki waterfall is a popular spot in the summer as it is cool and refreshing. It is also a good place to visit in the spring and fall to enjoy the change of seasons.
The waterfall used to host a fire festival in which the citizens would pour large amounts of oil into the waterfall and set it on fire. Today, this festival has been abolished due to environmental concerns.
The waterfall is very peaceful and soothing located away from the town area. There is a small shrine where visitors can pray. It is said that those who visit Kanabiki waterfall and pray at the shrine, will be blessed with financial prosperity. There is also a gazebo and benches making it a great family picnic spot.
|Spot Name||Kanabiki Waterfall|
|Address||京都府宮津市滝場 [ Map ]|
|Opening Hours||Open all hours but it is not safe at night|
Amanohashidate Tourism Association
|Access||A 30 minute walk (2.5km) from Miyazu train station or a 20 minute walk(1.6 km) from Miyamura train station.
Also accessible by car or bicycle.
|Parking||Available(There is a small parking lot at the bottom of the staircase leading to the waterfall.|