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Kamuiwakka Hot Falls

Onnebetsumura, Shari-cho, Shari-gun 099-4100, Hokkaido
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This has a high reputation but is not really too hot

This waterfall has a reputation as a place to enjoy soaking in the outdoor hot springs, but the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
John D
Sapporo, Japan
Something unique in Japanese waterfall

All the waterfalls which I have visited in Japan is not allowing anyone to go inside. But this... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Atsugi, Japan
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Onnebetsumura, Shari-cho, Shari-gun 099-4100, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This waterfall has a reputation as a place to enjoy soaking in the outdoor hot springs, but the soaking has been strongly curtailed by ropes blocking off the waterfalll area. You can climb up a bit on the left side of the falls, but from...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 10 September 2017

All the waterfalls which I have visited in Japan is not allowing anyone to go inside. But this waterfalls is different from all. You can reach this place by taking direct bus from Shari station or 30 minutes bus from Shari goko area. This is...More

1  Thank Virendra-Yadav_2014
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We went to these falls and had a blast. it's amazing how it's warm water adn so fun to slide down the rocks. I will admit, it was 20 minutes of bliss followed by five minutes of kids screaming because they were (itchy) covered in...More

1  Thank DCTravelers69
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Its not far from the 5-lakes/Furepe falls. So might as well swing by. Although its only 11km, its a 'slow' drive as it off-road, although its quite smooth; as it well used and frequented. Many cars going-up and down, and parked at the falls, so...More

Thank Jeremy_C_MH
Reviewed 11 August 2017

8月1日~自家用車でここまで行けないので、ウトロバスターミナルからバスで行きました。裸足で川に使ってみると、温かい。流れる足湯です。裸足で川登り。癒されました。登れる範囲は短いので、次のバスまでの間、1時間あれば十分に楽しめます。 From August 1 to 25 - can not go by a private car. I went by bus from Utoro bus terminal. It was warm when I put my foot in the river. It is a footbath. Climb the river with barefoot. I was healed....More

1  Thank Ririconico
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Not a huge waterfalls. Driving to the waterfalls is on pebble road. Your clean car will became dusty and dirty. Can walk upstream on bear foot to hve an experience.

Thank J Y
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is a fascinating place in that the falls are fed from a spring with hot water. The temperature is a comfortable warmth. People are free to wander up the falls and many swim in the different water holes that are along the stream.

Thank markelshout
Reviewed 10 July 2016

from that waterfall you can do the hike to mount Io or follow the coastline. Very hot at noon in summer. best early morning or afternoon. Make sure you try the natural hot springs above the waterfall. Most people do miss it as you have...More

Thank topkapitan
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Interesting waterfall with warm mountain water temperature even in cold times. Natural onsen somewhere is pumping big volumes of volcanic water into mountain river thus the nice warm, say 20 C temperature. You can walk the fall some hundred meters up and then you are...More

Thank hanyoupei
Reviewed 3 September 2015

The bus service only runs for a few weeks in August and one week in mid September. You can easily hitch hike from / to the 5 Lakes but it is not really worth it. I passes there after hiking the Shiretoko traverse and Io...More

3  Thank Pierre W
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