Akiu Great Falls

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  • Address: Otaki-11 Akiumachi Baba, Taihaku Ward, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture 982-0244, Japan, Sendai-shi
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids

This waterfall makes it into the list of the top hundred waterfalls in Japan in terms of both beauty and historic significance. That said, the falls don't look all that special. It is the walk and the atmosphere leading up to the falls that make the trip fun. When you arrive at the parking lot, you'll find snack stores and a resting area. In front of you will be a Torii Gate. Walking through it takes you into the waterfall complex. At the beginning of this traile, you'll see a shrine area - this is the Akiu Otaki Fudoson temple. The stone pathway behind the shrine leads to the main observation deck. Now you can watch the 55 meter tall falls from up here or you can take the walking path down to the base. Also close to this area. Also linked by the forest trails is Rairaikyo Gorge, which has the smaller Shigure-taki Falls and Misuji-taki Falls.

How to Reach Akiu Great Falls

  • A local bus ( Miyagi Kotsu Bus bound for AkiuOnsen) from the Sendai station takes 55 minutes to reach the parking lot at Akiu Onsen Yumoto bus stop.
  • Drive to here.

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  • Akiu Great Falls Address: Otaki-11 Akiumachi Baba, Taihaku Ward, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture 982-0244, Japan, Sendai-shi
  • Akiu Great Falls Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Akiu Great Falls(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Akiu Great Falls: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 68.75% of people who visit Sendai-shi include Akiu Great Falls in their plan

  • 48.28% of people start their Akiu Great Falls visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Akiu Great Falls

Monday, Thursday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Akiu Great Falls

People normally club together Nikka Whisky Sendai Factory Miyagikyo Distillery and Osaki Hachiman Shrine while planning their visit to Akiu Great Falls.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Akiu Great Falls Reviews & Ratings

  • 秋保大滝 is a wonderful waterfall! An easy viewing spot is available, as well as a 20 minute hike to a better spot. The way back is more difficult, so for those that can't handle stairs, steer clear of the hike. Please do not bring food with you, and watch your kids. The water here is quick moving and rocky.

  • Great waterfall. A bit slippery in winter. The transportation was inconvenient, but there is a rest house to keep you warm in winter. Not many visitors on the weekdays.

  • Very impressive. It wasn't obvious how to get to the best spot, but well worth it when we did!

  • It's about an hour driving from Sendai city. Please check bus schedule if you go there by public transportation. Driving should be a better option.

  • Good place but went on a holiday. Check bus timetables carefully as only one bus on when we went. 4th January, so meant only had 25mins there. Needed 1-2 hours for a very relaxed walk down to falls and back up plus lunch. Keep that in mind when checking buses. We took JR line to ayashi station then the bus number 87 to the falls about 18km away and 760y.

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