An introduction to the best spots found near the Jouren Falls Tourism Center.
|Jouren Falls was created by flowing lava from Mt.Hachikubo, located 1km
southeast from the falls, when it erupted approximately 17,000 years ago.
The cliff that forms the waterfall shows regular, column-shaped cracks that were made as the lava cooled, which adds beauty to the cascading waterfall.
Ferns called woodwardia unigemmata (Jourenshida), designated as a natural monument by the prefecture, grow near the waterfall, and enhance the water-rich forest.
Jouren Falls has also been selected as one of Japan's top 100 waterfalls.
Basin Depth: 15m
Round Trip Time: Approx. 30min
Reached by descending an approximately 200-step staircase from the National highway.
|Constructed in the early 1390s, this Soto Zen temple is dedicated to Ususamamyouou, a god known as "the god of toilets" by local residents who possesses the power to purify the unclean with fire. The nearby precincts also sell undergarments and charms that have been blessed to prevent groin-related illnesses.|
|This gorge offers the natural beauty with clear water flowing along a slab of andesine rock. The area remains cool even during the summer, and is also famous for its red leaves in autumn.|
The largest cedar tree on Mt. Amagi, it has been designated as a natural monument by the prefecture.
Estimated age: 450 years
Root Circumference: 13.6m
Truck Circumference at Eye Level: 9.6m
|This tunnel was dug through the mountain in 1901, and the passage was fully
completed in 1904.
The entrances at both ends of the tunnel, as well as the entire interior, are made of ashlar masonry. It has famously appeared in numerous literary works, including Kawabata Yasunari's novel "Izu no Odoriko".
It is currently the longest stone-built tunnel in Japan.
Total length: 44.5m
This two-step waterfall cascades down from a height of 20 meters. It is one of the most famous waterfalls in the Amagi area, and the surrounding scenery is beautiful whether the leaves are red or fresh green.