シワガラの滝 Shiwagara Waterfall
A few months ago, my mother sent me a photo of a waterfall in a cave. It caught my interest and I Googled it and found out that it was in Shinonsen-cho, Hyogo Prefecture. It's about a two and a half hour drive to Shiwagara Waterfall from Miyazu. At that moment, I decided that I'd go there in spring and explore it. And I just did exactly that. What a fantastic place! Well worth the trip.
〇 There are dangerous areas ahead, so please keep both hands free.
〇 The (river's) water level suddenly rises with rain and becomes impassable.
〇 Return quickly when the weather turns bad.
〇 This is bear habitat. (Use) equipment such as bear bells. If you encounter a bear, immediately back up and leave the area without provoking it.
〇 Since this is mamushi snake habitat sandals and the like are dangerous. (long boots are recommended)
〇 Be careful of dangerous areas, falling rocks, hornets, etc.
〇 Please have safe clothing, footwear, etc.
After entering Komatagawa-Keikoku (ravine) you walk up the river to the cave. There is still no sign that Shiwagara Waterfall is up there.
You can go right after walking across this log, but it is extremely dangerous if you lose your balance. It's probably better just to go straight and enter the water.
Shiwagara Waterfall is a fantastic place.
Well worth the trip.
I recommend it.