A waterfall located in the
upper reaches of Nakara River, the western
part of the island. Like the other
falls in Iriomote, this falls does not have
an official name, however, here I call it
"Narasara" by my dogmatism (because
"sara" stands for a waterfall in
the language of Yaeyama).
Since there are no overland
routes to this falls, we have to use a canoe
or a chartered boat to access here. We
go against along Nakara River, landing at
a marking point, from there walking
a smooth path for about 15 minutes and arriving
at the falls. In the case of using
a canoe, since it is rather long journey
for about two hours in one way, it may not
be suitable for an inexperienced person.
However, the canoe is recommended to
an experienced person because both sides
of Nakara River are full of variety in the
vista and are attractive. There are
some branch streams in the left side of the
river, if you have a time to enter those,
it is enjoyable to look around.
To visit here, a canoe tour of Mifaiyu in Kanpira-so is available. Also, you can rent the canoe at Coral Spawn at Uehara, and the chartered boat is available
at Marine-kaiyu and so on.
You can watch a movie of Narasara by Windows Media format (wmv) streaming
file. It is played by Windows Media Player.
Narasara (1,179 KB, 41 seconds)