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Kuroyama Santaki waterfalls Odaki Medaki and Tengudaki

Kuroyama Santaki waterfalls Odaki Medaki and Tengudaki

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Kuroyama Santaki waterfalls Odaki Medaki and Tengudaki

The trilogy of falls at Kuroyama Santaki, has been designated as one of Japan’s best 100 scenic spots. Since olden times, the area around the three waterfalls – Odaki, Medaki and Tengudaki – has provided a mountain retreat for the ascetically inclined. The waterfalls are open to public on the 1st Sunday in July, when the opening ceremony is held by a shrine priest, shrine maidens, a Buddhist priest, mountain practitioners and “Tengu,” for the mountain has been the training ashram for Shugendo (mountain practice) since the ancient times.

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The waterfalls are in the Kuroyama area in Ogose town. It consists of ODAKI(male waterfall), MEDAKI (female waterfall), TENGUDAKI (The long-nosed goblin waterfall). The largest is the Tengu waterfall with the height of 20 meters. Being a little away from the other two waterfalls, it flushes down gallantly in a straight form. The name “Tengu” derives from the legend that a tengu used to lived in this holy mountain.

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Access:

By public transportation

Tokyo Station -> 17 minutes(Tikyo Metro Marunouchi Line) -> Ikebukuro Station-> 44 minutes(Tobu Tojo Express Line) ->Sakado Station -> 18 minutes(Tobu Ogoko Line) -> Ogoko Station -> 25 minutes(Kawagoe Kanko Bus) -> Kuroyama Bus Station -> 15 minutes(by walk) -> Kuroyama Santaki Water falls

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Walking at Kuroyama Santaki, Japan, Tengu legend

Walking at Kuroyama Santaki Japan Tengu legend

 

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