You will start this tour with Sea kayaking from the Shirahama Port, on the west side of Iriomote Island, and approach the Nakara River from the sea.
From there you will head up the Nakara River into increasingly thinker jungles for approximately two hours.
Once on land you will hike for about 30 more minutes until you reach the Nakara Waterfalls (Nicknamed: “Waterfall of Phantom”) Here you can become one with nature and have such a wonderful experience.
This tour is available all year round.
|Level of difficulty|
|Tour Available||All year round|
|Required age||Middle school age or older|
|Items used||Sea Kayak|
- Your Preparation:
Please bring drinking water for the tour. (1-2 500ml bottle)
Bring some cloth for change if you come from Ishigaki.
Be ready for getting wet. Wear swimsuit inside.
- Price includes :
Shoes, waterproof bag, backpack and lunch.
Depending on the weather conditions, the tour route might be modified, or ended early for safety purposes.
|9:00||Pick up at the Hotel or Sea Port.|
|9:40||Arrive at tour preparation point (Shirahama Port).|
|10:30||Depart on tour (Sea Kayak to Nakara River)|
|12:30||Arrive at Nakara River, start hiking to Nahra Waterfalls.|
|13:00||Arrive at the waterfalls , break for lunch, rest and water play.|
|14:00||Depart the waterfalls and hike back down to Nakara River.|
|14:30||Arrive at the Nakara River, and depart by Sea kayak to Shirahama Port.|
|16:30||Arrive back at Shirahama Port|
Summer Season: Tour departure might start one hour earlier then normal.
Above tour listed is the basic tour, based on changes in the season or request from the costumer some modifications can happen.
What is Nakara river? (Nara Falls)
What is Nakara river?
It is a large river that flows into Funauki Bay, and a mangrove forest has developed at the mouth of the river.
In Iriomote, it is called “Narakara”, and the waterfall upstream is called “Nara Falls”.
It is a large and very beautiful waterfall, and is also called “phantom waterfall”.
Along with Nakama River and Urauchi River, it is famous as a big river in Iriomote Island.
Seika and Sakimatsu azaleas are beautiful from March to May.