Walk through a forest filled with cool air, and head for the waterfall. At the end of a path under moss-covered trees, there's a beautiful, seven-tiered waterfall that spans 62 meters. The water crashing down from up high has created a hole (pothole) called a moulin.
There's a legend that Abe no Seimei, an expert in Japanese sorcery and divination, underwent ascetic training here around the year 1,000. The place is famous for being a spiritual spot that houses a power not visible to the eye. Atera no Nanataki has also been selected as one of Japan's Top 100 Waterfalls and is a veritable oasis of nature trails.
Sawayage 25-3, Shimoyoshida, Shinshiro City
- Paid parking: passenger cars 300 yen, micro buses 1,000 yen, large buses 1,500 yen
- Phone Number
- 0536-29-0829 (Shinshiro City Tourism Association)
- Yes, if a caretaker is present.
- Neighboring Facilities
- - Hyakken Falls
- Atera Disc Golf (MBT): 0536-32-0852
- Art & Cafe Horaikan (0536-32-2332)
- 150 parking spaces
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- 14.3 km (21 min.) from the Shin-Tomei Expressway Shinshiro I.C. by car
Approx. 95 min., 30 km from the Toyokawa I.C. by car