Ogawa Waterfall

A cliff approximately 100 m wide, featuring a waterfall that's 46 m high and 60 m across, suddenly emerges from the 1.2 km pedestrian path. Multiple streams as delicate as silk, fall into an emerald green basin creating a magical space. Cascading water echoes across the gaping space, winning it tremendous popularity as a healing spot that soothes the body and soul.
Listen to the sounds performed by nature…

The Ogawa Valley pedestrian path is a trail where the trickle of a clear stream and birds singing can be heard and enjoyed. Dress in clothing appropriate for navigating the path's modest amount of ups and downs. There'll be a sign indicating that you’ve reached the mid-point, with small rest areas along the way. It makes for a delightful walk in spring or fall, accompanied by a lunch box.

Visit on Sunny Days

If you visit on a rainy day, the waterfall will increase its water volume, and you can enjoy the powerful Yukawa waterfall. The emerald green waterfall pot has a chance to be seen when the clear water of the waterfall is low and the weather continues.


Ogawa Hydroelectric Plant: In Taisho 9 (the year 1921) the hydroelectric plant opened at Ogawa. The water intake is atop the falls. Although the water is decreasing, it still serves as the biggest hydroelectric plant in Kagoshima.



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Ogawa Waterfall

minamiosumi Nejime Kawakita kimotsuki district, Kagoshima Prefecture map
Business hour
8 am to sunset
Seven days a week (In the case of boardwalk flooding due to rainfall, access is restricted.)
0994-24-3115 (minamiosumi Tourism Section)