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Pinaisara Falls, Iriomote-jima

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#2 of 18 in Nature in Taketomi-cho
Waterfall · Nature / Park
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Looking like a long white beard hanging down towards a foaming pond, the 55 m (180 ft) drop of Pinaisara Falls makes is the city's highest falls. Accessible both by foot and by canoe, the location provides plenty of trekking, kayaking, and swimming opportunities capped by a view from the top of the falls. Some say the falls resemble a long white beard hanging down, which is how the site got its name. Experience the sights and sounds of rare birds and watch subtropical trees while sitting in the pool beneath the falls. The site begs for photos but the climate is tropical, so bring cases for cameras to protect them from the humidity here. Plan your visit to Pinaisara Falls and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Iriomote-jima trip itinerary app.
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  • While in Iriomote, I signed up for a kayak and hike trip to Pinaisara Falls. I Must say that this tour was well worth the day trip. The kayaking to the falls was beautiful and the first glimpse we... 
    While in Iriomote, I signed up for a kayak and hike trip to Pinaisara Falls. I Must say that this tour was well worth the day trip. The kayaking to the falls was beautiful and the first glimpse we...  more »
  • We canoed to and climbed up Pinaisara falls on our own, perfectly doable if you are in a bit of shape! Staying at Iriomote for four days, we already visited the waterfalls at Urauchi river and... 
    We canoed to and climbed up Pinaisara falls on our own, perfectly doable if you are in a bit of shape! Staying at Iriomote for four days, we already visited the waterfalls at Urauchi river and...  more »
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  • Getting up here isn't a cakewalk, but it is well worth it. For Japan, its oddly and uncharacteristically not safety obsessed, so just keep your wits about you. All that said, there's a remarkable diversity of nature to be enjoyed in the surrounding forest, and the waterfall is worthy of praise. Swimming in the pool at the base of the waterfall is refreshing, pure enjoyment. All in all, a life reaffirming experience.
  • The highest falls in Okinawa are well worth a visit. You can hike to the top in 50 minutes at an easy pace. The trek is narrow and steep in places but can be achieved by even none hikers. Alternatively you can hike to the base of the falls in an easy 20 minutes and swim there.

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