This will be another short post as the trip to the first falls only takes about fourty five minutes but it was still a great time with some people I do miss quite a lot being on the other side of the world now. Fukugawa is nestled in on the northern half of the island and if you love river treks or are a photographer like myself it is well worth the time to visit.
The trail head can be a hair difficult to find but can be stumbled upon with the directions here. The path progressively gets less and less maintained until eventually reaching a point of complete overgrowth so be sure to come at least simi prepared. After a short hike you will come to a gazebo and I think what used to be a sign mapping the area when it was more popular, use this as your halfway point marker.
After about twenty to thirty minutes you will reach the first set of falls. These are the most photographic and by far the easiest to reach but if you are feeling more adventurous as I was then work your way up near the rope swing and follow the path to above the first set of falls. From there take the river the rest of the way just please watch your footing and if you are carrying gear as I was take extra care to avoid accidents that could lead to the destruction of said gear. We stopped here for a while and gave the rope swing a try before a few of us decided we were going to go for the second set of falls.
The second falls are a good hours hike from the first set at least. The river can get deep at times and is full of fairly slick rocks but you can get your gear up there if you are patient. I however only managed to get a shot or two due to the dwindling day light when I arrived, If I was still on Okinawa I would make a return trip to shoot the river between the falls like I did for Hiji falls in a heartbeat. I also managed to barley get a group picture of us in the second falls, it is rather comical as I'm still trying to beat the timer and get in place..