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One of my favourite finds last summer! Sen-ga-taki is one of those delicate waterfalls in a unique and dangerous setting. The water volume will depend on the season.
Name: Sen-ga-taki - 仙ヶ滝 (せんがたき)
Location: Annaka, Gunma
Source: Usui River tributary (Kujuku River?)
Parking: For about 10 cars
Admission Fee: None
Getting there was fairly easy. Once off the main road, follow the signs (in Japanese) towards the waterfall. About 1km before the parking area, I took the left fork in the road, winding my way down a narrow road among farmers’ houses and rice fields. There is another sign indicating the parking lot just before a small bridge. Once parked, it’s a quick walk up the paved road to the trail head. Hike another 200m down the trail and you’ll reach a campground/bbq area. (I recall another smallish road that leads down to the bbq area but I don’t recommend driving on it. Very small, and not in the best condition according to other reports I have read. You could walk down it easily I suppose.)
The trail itself was in decent condition. You’ll find earth and post steps and the occasional rocky patch. Easily done in running shoes. I can’t remember if there were any toilets. There are a few benches and a simple shelter with picnic tables.
The way the water has eroded the rock, there is a large cave under the overhang. Several Buddhist statues have been placed there and in years past, I assume you could walk behind the falls. I don’t think that is the case now. Access to the pool and behind the waterfall is prohibited and several signs have been posted (in Japanese) warning not to enter because of the falling rock danger. At the time I visited there was a lot of seismic activity so I didn’t go behind as I didn’t see much sense in taking the risk and getting clocked by a falling slab of rock.
Last visited June 2017.
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