It took me about 3 years to hear about these falls on Okinawa but everything that was said was accurate. The falls are positioned close to camp Schwab on the northern end of the island and are not easily accessible. To be honest this was one of the roughest trails I have hiked on Okinawa and doing it with my camera gear came at a pretty steep cost. During my trek to the falls I slipped countless times and managed to bang up my knee pretty well. However before I managed to do that my IPhone made its way across some rocks and into the steam. Long story short, come prepared and with a partner. The hike to the main falls pictured above will take you nearly an hour and you will pass 3-4 smaller but very picturesque falls on the way, the road is rough but full of some amazing sights. I hope you enjoy the photos, if you are on Okinawa and have any questions feel free to ask away in the comments.
As I explained before and as you can see above the trail is full of vegetation, and that is just when you are not simply following the water. If you venture to these falls expect to get pretty wet!
The falls pictured below you will actually walk down next to and will need to look back to spot but are worth the look, this is sadly where my phone had its last seconds of life before meeting its harsh end at the bottom of the drink. This can easily serve as the almost halfway mark to the Y in the river leading to the two main falls of this trip.
From here you will go down to the left, after that the river does a Y, shortly to the right are the falls pictured below and off downstream to the left are the main falls.
After you have seen this turn around and head downstream, you should see these slick rocks and shortly after the main falls pictured further down below. It is important to note that at times it can be safer to just get wet than risk balancing or sliding on the rather slick rocks.
From a second split in the river you will get your first real look at Hira falls from just down stream. When I arrived it looked like someone had camped at the falls recently, an excellent idea considering the larger bank opposite the falls.
That about wraps this post up! Hope you enjoyed the read, let me know what you think in the comments and please share this to your friends. I will try to keep posting but I am moving to England soon so time is getting tight, don't worry though I have plenty Okinawan Adventures left to tell!