Kamba Falls (神庭の滝) are located in Kamba Waterfall Park, near the city of Maniwa in the northwestern part of Okayama Prefecture.
The park is especially popular with visitors during the autumn season, when leaves are changing color.
At a height of 110 meters and a width of 20 meters, Kamba Falls is the largest waterfall in Western Japan, and is designated as one of Japan’s “top 100 waterfalls”.
The falls are reached on an easy and scenic 15-minute walk, and delight visitors of all ages.
The park is also the habitat of some 200 wild monkeys, creating a lively diversion in the majestic natural setting.
The monkeys go about a variety of pastimes, such as contemplating in the creek, …
… or delivering impromptu speeches.
The monkeys are quite used to the presence of humans, and roam about without reservations.
More than 100,000 people visit the park every year. It is open year-round, except on New Year’s Day.
Beautiful pictures. How do I get to Kamba Falls? Are there public buses or by taxi? How much does it cost to get there?
thanks a lot for taking the time to look at my photos from Kamba Falls, and for your comment.
As far as I seem to remember, buses run fairly infrequently in this area — so your best bet would probably be to go by train (JR Kishin Line) to Chūgoku-Katsuyama Station, from where it is about 10 minutes by taxi.
A sample 1-way train fare from Okayama would amount to ¥1,800 — you can check your connection options on http://www.hyperdia.com .
Hope this helps, and enjoy the place if you actually decide to go there! It should be really nice now and in the next 1-2 weeks with the colorful autumn foliage.
Best wishes –