Tadachi Falls: Trekking to One of Japan’s top 100 Waterfalls

5.5 hours

Mid-May ~ Early-November

Price: ¥ 18,000 above
(tax included)

Guided / Self-guided

Start / Finish
Nagano / Nagano

5.5 hours

Activity Level

Technical Level


  • Enjoy this hidden gem trail! This trail takes you to some utterly stunning waterfalls and crystal clear blue pools. Through deep forests
    and exciting terrain, Tadachi Waterfall is undoubtedly one of Kiso’s best-kept secrets.
  • You can learn about Kiso’s goboku (five trees) among an abundance of flora and fauna. The wild trail, with precarious stairs and
    suspension bridges, make this trek a real adventure.
  • For lunch, enjoy hoba-sushi, a traditional food of the Kiso Valley. It goes great with tea made in Nagiso, of which a 500ml pet-bottle is
    also included.


Tadachi Falls is located in the small mountain town of Nagiso. At the southern entrance to the Kiso Valley, Nagiso is most famously known for the Nakasendo Post-Town, Tsumago-juku. But the town spans a much wider area and there is a lot more to see and do. Nagiso is 93% mountainous forested terrain. Much of the landmass is covered in steep granite mountains and deep forests. Only a small fraction of the land in Nagiso is farmable. The people of Nagiso looked to the forest. They hacked a living out of forestry and crafted items out of wood. And to this day they still do.

Entering the forest and accessing the waterfalls at Tadachi Falls was strictly prohibited in ancient times. There was only one exception to that rule. Tadachi Falls was only to be visited to pray for the rain, to quench the thirst of farmers’ crops. This rule remained until the first half of the 1900s. Fortunately, the beautiful falls are now open to the public. In this trekking experience, you and your guide will visit this ancient sacred site for yourself. Among the many waterfalls that make up Tadachi Falls, Tenga Waterfall is the largest and most revered. The river cascades down 40m of granite rock. As you trek alongside this steep mountain river,
you will see waterfalls of all shapes and sizes and pools with hues of blue that words cannot come close to describing.

Wooden walkways, precarious stairs, and suspension bridges take you further and further into the forest. The famous ancient trees of Kiso are all around. The changing seasons bring impermanent visitors in the form of wildflowers, herbs, berries and more. So come to Tadachi Falls and pray for rain, but not on the day of your trek.

Activity Level

  • This trek features some steep climbs.
    You will need to have enough physical strength to trek for about 6 hours.

Technical Level

  • This is a fairly rough mountain trail. There are several sections that are slippery and precarious, including wooden walkways, suspension bridges, and staircases. Please be careful when walking and take heed if you are afraid of heights.

Price Per Person


Included in the fee

  • English guide fee
  • Boxed lunch
  • Tea (500ml petbottle).

Not included in the fee

  • Transportation to/from the meeting point
  • Insurance (please purchase travel insurance in your own country)
  • Anything else not specified (The bank transaction fee shall be covered by the customer.)



Event Duration

About 5.5 hours

Distance / Elevation

Distance: Approx. 9km
Elevation difference: 500m

Age / Height:

16 yrs and above

Meeting Point

Tsubukuridaira Parking Lot

Disbanding Point

Tsubukuridaira Parking Lot

Program Availability

Mid-May ~ Early-November


3 – 8 people

Application Deadline

30 days in advance

Agent Name

Nagiso Town Tourism Association

Clothing/Wha to bring

  • Clothing/shoes appropriate walking
  • Rain gear(coat/pants)
  • Backpack
  • Drinks (around 1-2 liters)
  • Energy bar
  • Cold protection
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses (if necessary)


10:00-10:10Meet at Tsubukuridaira Parking Lot.
Briefing from guide, warm-up exercises.
10:10-11:40Tsubukuridaira Parking Lot → Rasen Waterfall → Senshin Waterfall → Kiriga-taki Waterfall → Tenga Waterfall
11:40-11:50Break time at Tenga Waterfall
11:50-12:20Tenga Waterfall → Fudo Waterfall → Tatsugase → Unjo Bridge → Fudoiwa View Point
12:20-13:00Lunch at Fudoiwa View Point
13:00-13:45Fudoiwa View Point → Marubuchi Pool
13:45-13:55Break time at Marubuchi Pool
13:55-15:30Marubuchi Pool → Tatsugase → Tsubukuridaira Parking Lot
15:30Tour finishes at Tsubukuridaira Parking Lot

Cancellation Policy

■ Fees in case of cancellation on behalf of the customer

  • 7 days to 2 days prior to the reserved date: 25%
  • One day prior to the reserved date: 50%
  • On the day of the reserved date & No-show: 100%.

■ Cancellation at the discretion of the organizer

  • In case of inclement weather, we will make a decision the previous day and notify you only if the program has been cancelled.
  • If the tour is cancelled on the day of the tour prior to the start of the program, nocancellation fee will be charged.
  • Depending on the weather conditions once the tour begins, the route may be changed or the tour may be cancelled. No refunds will be given in this case.

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