Okinawa, Iriomote Island, Nara falls

Nara falls Kayak and Hiking

Because it is in depths of the island, locals call it “The phantom waterfall”.

Nara falls Kayak and Hiking
It takes about 2 hours each way. It may be a hard kayaking depending on the tide. But you will feel so accomplished.
Beautiful waterfall. The beautiful waterfalls that fall down the rock steps and the wide, deep waterfall basins are attractive.
We are using tandem kayak. Although this course departs from the sea, the tandem kayak is very secure and safe. Please participate in the tour with confidence.
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Advanced
  • Waterfall fun
  • Waterfall shower
  • Mangrove
  • Superb view
  • Over 20 yrs
  • From Ishigaki Is OK
15,000 yen (20 – 50 years)
Nara falls Kayak and Hiking
Nara falls Kayak and Hiking

Kayak tour starting from the end of the road!

This course starts from the end of the road “Shirahama Port”. From here onwards it is a jungle and there is no road, so you can not walk forward.
To meet Nara falls, you need about 2 hours of kayaking and 30 minutes of hiking.
In kayaking, we go up the river surrounded by mangroves and travel to the back of the island. When you get off the kayak and walk for about 30 minutes, you are hearing the sound of water from afar.

This course is the hardest of our tours, but you can enjoy a long distance kayak. And you will get much excitement and a great, lasting impression.

iriomote kayaks reservation

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Hiking Dive in to the waterfall basin Waterfall fun


Availability 4/1 – 4/26, 5/7 – 6/30, 8/21 – 11/30
Duration Approximately 8 hours *The required time changes depending on the tide.
Costs 15,000 yen (20 – 50 years)
Included Okinawan food lunch and snack, equipment (shoes, backpack, waterproof bag, life vest, kayak), guide fee
You need

A change of clothes *Please bring underwear too.
Drinking water *At least 1.5 liter during the hot season. You can also buy it at our shop.
If you are wearing glasses or contact lenses, bring spares during the tour.

*If you bring a camera to the tour, please manage at your own risk.
*If you are not good at insects, please prepare an bug repellent spray.

FAQ  To Customers

Appropriate clothes

Casual clothing is OK. Your clothes will get dirty and wet during the tour.
To protect from UV, insects and injury, we recommend long sleeves.
You can swim in the waterfall basin on hot days, so please wear swimsuit under your clothes beforehand.
There is no place to change your clothes during the tour.

FAQ  To Customers

Baggage and valuables

We will take care of any large baggage you will not use during the tour.
Please be sure to put any valuables in free security locker.

FAQ  To Customers

  • You can register individually, but tours will only take place when there are more than 2 participants.
  • Start 8:00 am Finish 4:00 pm (4/1 – 8/31) / Start 9:30 am Finish 4:00 pm (10/1 – 11/30) *The required time changes depending on the tide.
  • You can come on a daytrip from Ishigaki Island. click here
  • We recommend you stay at a hotel on Iriomote Island the night before, because these tours start earlier than the other tours.
  • This course is limited to 4 guests per guide for safety reasons.
  • Kazaguruma tours reserves the right to cancel or change the tour due to bad weather.
  • We usually use tandem kayaks.
  • The tours will go ahead in conditions of light rain, which is frequent, and will only be cancelled in conditions of heavy rain.
  • We call you at the day before of tour. You can check the weather and tour schedule.

Trafic guide
Free shuttle service from Uehara port or Hotels

Click here the way to get to Kazaguruma tours.

We will pick you up at the Uehara port or your accommodation.
We will orientation meeting before starting the tour at the our base.

We will go to the Shirahama port by car. This place is the starting point of the tour.

After practicing how to use a paddle, get on the canoe floating in the sea.

Here we go!

First, maybe you can’t control your kayak, but it is not a problem. Take it easy!
You will gradually get the hang of kayaking.

It will be kayaking for a long time. Relax and go ahead while observing nature.

Let’s hike to the Nara falls.

In Iriomote jungle, there are many interesting trees and creatures. You might finde poisonous snakes. But don’t worry, they are very quiet.
Our guide will explain them to you during the hike.

When we arrive at the Shirahama port, we will clean up and return to the base.

After taking a shower and change clothes, we will give you a ride to Uehara port or your accommodation.

It’s almost time finish the trip. Let’s say goodbye to the Nara falls.
We are a little sad, but we will feel so happy and relaxed.

Maybe you will feel that tonight’s dinner is more delicious than usual.

We finally arrive at the Nara falls.

Nara falls has a beautiful appearance and very wide waterfall basin, so there are so many things to enjoy there.
Jumping, swimming, waterfall shower, take a picture, etc. You can get a really valuable experience.

While you are having a break, your guide will cook delicious lunch. It is Okinawan style noodle.