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Ayugaeri Falls・鮎返りの滝

2015.10.05 (Mon)

鮎返りの滝

Named for the Japanese sweetfish (ayu) which are unable to swim any further upstream and are forced to return (kaeru), Ayugaeri Falls is a small waterfall found in Ueshi, Yurihama, upstream of the Jūmanji River. With steep rock walls on each side, this three-stepped waterfall and its surrounding scenery create a stunning view. It is said that children used to splash and play there due to the cool air and shade provided by the area, even in the heat of a midsummer’s day.

羽衣石の十万寺川上流にある小規模な滝。両側の切り立った岩肌の正面に三段滝がみられ、周囲の景観と相まって壮観です。真夏の昼でも薄暗く、冷気を誘い、かつては子どもたちの水遊びの場所であったといわれます。鮎がこれ以上昇れないところから鮎返りの滝と呼ばれています。

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