Tadachi Falls and Odaira Pass
|“Tadachi Falls” refer to a group of waterfalls in Otaki River Valley, including Uru Falls, Rasen Falls, Senshin Falls, Kirigataki Falls, Tenga Falls, Fudo Falls, Somen Falls (Photo Top: Tenga Falls). It was designated as a scenic site in Nagano Prefecture in 1974.|
The magnificent stream of the waterfalls combined with the nature surrounding them is mysterious and inspiring. In particular, Tenga Fall’s dramatic bursting stream from the top of the granite walls is breathtaking. No wonder people in the past regarded this as a sacred waterfall and did not climb to the top unless they needed to perform a prayer ceremony for rain.
Relax and enjoy refreshing in the forest.
Sakashita Sta or Nagiso Sta → (20 min or 30 min by taxi respectively) → Tadachi Falls Tsubokuri parking lot → (50 min on foot) → Rasen Falls entrance → (5 min on foot) → Senshin Falls → (10 min on foot) → Kirigataki Falls → (5 min on foot) → Tenga Falls (Total 2 hrs till this point) → (40 min on foot) → Tsubokuri parking lot → (30 min on foot) → Ono pond → (30 min on foot) → Tadachi Fishing Center → (25 min on foot) → Tadachi Sta (Total 5 hours)
Odaira Pass is a mountain pass situated on the boundary with Iida City. Located 1,358 m above sea level, it was a part of Odaira Road connecting Nakasendo Road and Iida.
It is a wetland located 1 hour and 30 minutes from Tadachi Falls and Tenga Falls. Azuma shakunage (rhododendron) flowers that grow in a group bloom in May. Enjoy panoramic views of Mt. Ontake and the Central Alps.