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Akame Valley

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Since ancient times Akame 48 Falls has been a training location for many mountain ascetics (Shugendo worshippers) and ninja. The steep terrain that rises and falls and has many waterfalls was perfect as a training ground. Shugendo is a religion that combines an ancient form of Japanese mountain worship with Shinto as well as imported religions such as Buddhism and Taoism. En no Gyoja, a shaman who is said to be the founder of Shugendo, was active in Nara in the 7th and 8th centuries and legends of him travelling through the skies, hills and fields using mysterious powers and manipulating fierce gods at will remain today. Akame 48 falls has a legend about En no Gyoja. It is said that when he was reciting his sutras to a waterfall the Acala appeared on a red-eyed bull, and the name Akame (red eyes in Japanese) of Akame 48 Falls comes from this legend. It is thought that one of the roots of ninja is Shugendo and tt is said that Sandayu Momochi, the founder of the lga ninja who was born near Akame Valley, used the Akame 48 Falls as a training ground and turned out a great number of ninja. The 48 of Akame 48 Falls signifies a large number and many of the waterfalls are named after different gods of Buddhism such as Fudo, Senju and Dainichi. It is said that they were named with the landscape of Akame serving as the great mandala scroll and tt is thought that various prayers are answered by going round all of the waterfalls. The valley zigzags over 4km surrounded by virgin forest on the mountain slopes and visitors can currently enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors and its four seasons created by the various waterfalls in a mysterious atmosphere on the trails provided. Eco tours in which participants stand under the waterfalls or experience ninja training are popular.

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〒518-0469 三重県名張市赤目町長坂861-1
大人400円・小人200円 ※日本サンショウウオセンター入館料込み
電話番号:0595-63-3004
Fax:0595-63-8400
メール:info@akame48taki.com
定休日:12月28日~12月31日、1月~3月第2木曜日
営業時間:[4月~11月] 8時30分~17時/[12月~3月] 9時~16時30分
あり(約1000台)
【公共交通機関】近鉄「赤目口駅」からバス10分「赤目滝」下車
【自動車】大阪方面から名阪国道「針IC」から約20km・名古屋方面から名阪国道「上野IC」から約25km
なし
不可
滝まいりスタンプラリー(実施期間:4月下旬~11月末日)※赤目四十八滝散策MAPに掲載
トイレ(渓谷内に2か所):八畳岩付近、笄滝付近にあり
あり(ID:FreeWiFi-MIE PS:welcomemie)
現金のみ
個人不要、団体必要
予約電話番号:0595-63-3004
※団体割引あり
団体30名以上1割引・100名以上2割引・300名以上3割引

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