Thursday, November 25, 2010

Nabari Akame Water Falls

In the Nabari area of the mission, which is in Mie Prefecture bordering the Nagoya Mission, there is a famous place called the 47 Waterfalls of Akame. The pictures here do not really do it justice. It was one the most beautiful hikes I have been on here in Japan. The trail, which is a couple miles long, climbs through a canyon along this river. There are numerous waterfalls along the way. I am just posting pitures of a couple here.
The water is clear and clean and the trail well maintained and easy to follow. In many spots you can see schools of fish swimming in the clear blue-green pools of the river.
It was late afternoon and in the canyon among the trees the lighting was not the best for photos. But I think you can get an idea of how beautiful the scenery is here.
The leaves were just beginning to change color. This is very famous Fall foliage site in Japan.
Near the entrance to the trail head.
Nabari is known as the birthplace of Ninja. Rika decided to become one.
Just another reason why Kobe is the greatest mission!

2 comments:

mckellar family said...

very cute..xx

GRodenberg said...

I didn't recognize you, Rika! You're so thin and young looking! I hope it's not from mission stress. Happy holidays to you and your family! Love, Rodenbergs