Rennyo's Waterfall

The waterfall greatly praised by Rennyo Shonin, the famous priest in the 15th century.

On the way toward Thatched Village from the Roadside Station Fureai Hiroba, you’ll find the Rennyo’s Waterfall on the left hand side.  In 1475, Rennyo Shonin, the distinguished Buddhist priest of Jodo Shinshu sect, arrived here on his way from Yoshizaki (in Niigata area) via Obama (in Fukui are) to Settsu (Hyogo area), and highly praised this fall.  Since then, the fall is called “Rennyo’s Waterfall”.  It is 68 meters high waterfall and water is falling down straight for first 1/3 and then flowing down on surface of rocks.  Its view after rain is superb.

The locals established the Association of Preserving Uchikubo’s Environment and Historical Sites to preserve landscape of the waterfall as well as cultural and historic sites in the region.

Also visit nearby restaurant Morishige as well as sight-seeing spots (Rennyo’s Fall Blueberry Garden)