The rainy season was finally over in Nara and hot summer is in full swing here!
Nara city is located in basin and especially famous for extreme heat in summer.
If you want to escape from severe heat in the city, it is good idea to visit Muro-Akame-Aoyama Quasi-National Park.
It extends over Nara and Mie prefecture and takes approx. an hour from Nara city by car to Akame shijuhachitaki in Nabari city, Mie prefecture.
Akame shijuhachitaki means the 48 waterfalls of Akame in English, however there are no 48 waterfalls. We often use the number of 48 for waterfalls in Japanese, in case that there are “a lot of” waterfalls in a certain area.
Akame shijyuhachitaki has 23 waterfalls and 5 falls are must-see spots which names are Fudo fall, Senju fall, Nunobiki fall, Ninai fall and Biwa fall.
There are hiking courses and paths are good condition to walk.
However, it is wet and slippery in places, so we recommend you to wear suitable clothes and shoes.
At the entrance of valley, there is a Japanese Salamander centre which has about 50 salamanders.
The valley which includes Akame shijuhachitaki is a Japanese giant salamander’s habitat.
If you are lucky, you might have a chance to find wild salamanders in a river.
Access to Akame shijuhachitaki:
From Kintetsu Akameguchi Station (Kintetsu Railway):
– Take the bus bound for Akamedaki and alight at the end of the line.