Zengoro Waterfall (Zengoro-no-taki [善五郎の滝])

The Zengoro Waterfall was the third of three significant waterfalls that we visited on the Koonogawa (Koono River), which was the main river passing through the famed Norikura Highlands draining…

Hirayu Waterfall (Hirayu Otaki [平湯大滝])

The Hirayu Waterfall was a classic columnar waterfall that was accentuated by the onset of the koyo (Autumn colors) during our visit. An emphatic member of the Japan’s Top 100 Waterfalls from the…

Sanbon Waterfall (Sanbon-daki [三本滝])

The Sanbon Waterfall was a three-segmented waterfall that was one of the more unusual waterfalling experiences that we’ve had in Japan. From reading the kanji signs pertaining to this falls, we…

Bandokoro Waterfall (Bandokoro Otaki [番所大滝])

The Bandokoro Waterfall is one of three notable waterfalls in the Norikura Kogen within reach as a day trip out of Matsumoto. Julie and I remembered…