Climbing the Kamuiwakka Hot Falls, Kamuiwakka-Yu-no-taki

Kamuiwakka hot falls, called Kamuiwakka-yu-no-taki(カムイワッカ湯の滝) is located in the center of Shiretoko national park.

The falls comes from the mountainside of Mt.Iouzan which is an active volcano. The river is as hot as a spring, approximately 30 centi degree, not so hot.

You can climb the falls called Ichi-no-taki, means the first falls, and go no farther as falling rocks. I should advise you wear 100% cotton socks or non-slip sandals or available bare feet. Water is falling on the rock which is slippy. You have to climb the center of the river rather than the river-side, no water stream side is very slippy. The guide shows you the best point you set your feet on. 

No cellular phone and in case of serious injured, you have to wait an ambulance more than 30 minutes. Be careful and do not rush.

Here is the end of the first falls, Ichi-no-taki. You can not go farther.
The guide advise you where to put your foot on. This is very helpful.

 

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