Pinaisara Falls, Iriomote-jima

#2 of 17 in Nature in Taketomi-cho
Must see · Waterfall · Nature / Park
Looking like a long white beard hanging down towards a foaming pond, the 55 m (180 ft) drop of Pinaisara Falls makes is the city's highest falls. Accessible both by foot and by canoe, the location provides plenty of trekking, kayaking, and swimming opportunities capped by a view from the top of the falls. Some say the falls resemble a long white beard hanging down, which is how the site got its name. Experience the sights and sounds of rare birds and watch subtropical trees while sitting in the pool beneath the falls. The site begs for photos but the climate is tropical, so bring cases for cameras to protect them from the humidity here. Plan your visit to Pinaisara Falls and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Iriomote-jima trip itinerary app.
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  • I had a really enjoyable day with Taka and 3 other customers as we kayaked and hiked to the top and bottom of the Pinaisara Falls. The kayaking was easy but the hiking requires a bit of dexterity...  more »
  • Pinaisara falls are the highest falls in Okinawa prefecture and have a stunning backdrop. We were couple with 2 kids and wanted to visit here on our own but your operators have monopoly and charge...  more »
  • Awesome waterfall that's worth a quick tour. Pinaisara means "old man beard" in Japanese, apparently. It's named as such because, from a distance, the falls look like the beard of an old man. I recommend hiking to the bottom of the falls to swim first before making the 20 minute hike to the top of the falls to take in the view.
  • We did a day tour kayaking and then hiking to the bottom and top of the falls. The experience of the river and jungle hike were really memorable despite the amount of tourists. Fully recommended, including going to the top of the falls, the view of the jungle, the beach, and the ocean is unforgettable.

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