The waterfall is located deep in a side road away from the main road in Ikeda Town,
Fukui Prefecture. As you come near to the waterfall, you can find it makes a roaring
sound made by the powerful falling water. It was chosen as one of the best 100 waterfalls
in Japan, which is the only one in Fukui Prefecture.
Usually waterfalls have legends, and also about the waterfall like many others, it is said that an ascetic monk called Ryusobou used to live nearby, and a dragon used to live in the waterfall basin and climb into the sky going up the waterfall.
Indeed, it is a mysterious and secluded spot.
It’s nice to have a passing thought about a legend at such a cool waterfall in the hot summer, isn’t it? It seems to be beautiful in autumn also, when the leaves change color.
On the way to the waterfall, there is a narrow section so please drive with care.
You can park on the road just before the waterfall and there is another parking space
after passing it. (H.S)
The contrast between lush green of the trees and the waterfall which water flow freely is beautiful.
As you go down a few stairs, the waterfall basin is right there. I touched the water and it was cold and so refreshing!
It would not be an exaggeration to say that the symbol of Ikeda is this “Kazura(Vine) Bridge”. I hear that it is a little scary to cross it.
Flowers by the roadside near the Kazura Bridge. I feel immediately at ease. As I was walking around Ikeda, I felt nostalgic somehow. Maybe it’s because original scenery of Japan still remains there.