Saturday, May 9, 2015

2015 Japan Cherry Blossom Trip 11: The Great Waterfall of Japan, The Nachi Fall

Even though it's raining heavily outside, we still walked to the Nachi Fall. The first thing you would see is the following rock carving:

"World Heritage Site: The Nachi Fall"

The poetry described the beauty and greatness of the Nachi Fall.
Translation as followed: 
Hundred-feet of firs surrounding the rolling hills, 
The water falls like a piece of white silk suspending in the sky,
You won't know how the summer is if you are here for three days,
This Great Waterfall is truly a wonder in the world
"The poetry of viewing waterfall by Shunkei"

After walked down the long stairs, the highest waterfall in Japan, the Nachi Fall, is just in front of it. Its height is 133 meter. About one tonne of water flushes down every second from the upstream in Nachi primeval forest.

The Nachi area is mostly formed by the residual hard stratum made up of cooled magma. Outside the stratum, there are layers of sandstone and mudstone, which eroded away by water for a very long period of time. As a consequence, a waterfall is formed when a height difference appears.

The Nachi Fall was treated as god and worshiped by everyone, from the Emperor to common folks in ancient times. Therefore, a shrine is also built here, which called as Hiro-Jinjya.

The o-mikuji cylinder in front of the shrine.
It's almost half of a person's height.

The visitors could have a closer view of waterfall at the platform, which located at the right of the shrine, with 300 yen. 

The Longevity Water from waterfall, it tastes like mineral water.

At this red-painted platform, we were totally attracted by the astonishing view of waterfall. The mind seemed to be cleansed by enjoying the view of surrounding mist and continuous fall, listening to the rumbling sound of water.

We stayed for about 10 mins, then quickly climbed up the hundreds-step of stairs to catch up the next bus and completed the trip at Kumano Kodo today.


Walk in the Woods of Nakanoshima, Lookout for Pacific Ocean

No comments:

Post a Comment