Mikaeri Falls 見返りの滝

Mikaeri Waterfall
Mikaeri Waterfall

Nature at its finest

Saga Prefecture is renowned for its waterfalls, and the Mikaeri Falls, located near Karatsu , are no exception. Over 100 meters in height, the cascading waters are considered some of Japan's best. For more breathtaking nature, visit during June, when the trails to the falls are lined with violet hydrangeas in full bloom.

How to Get There

Reach the falls by train and walking, or by car.

The nearest major transport hub to Maekari Falls is Saga Station. If traveling from Hakata Station to Saga, take the JR Kamome train to Saga Station.

From Saga Station, take the JR Karatsu Line to Ochi Station. This ride takes approximately around 47 minutes. From Ochi Station, you'll need to walk about 20 minutes to the site. The route to the falls is well marked.

If driving, there are two parking lots to choose from. One is closer to the falls and is less of a hike. The other carpark is marked with signs as the fall's official parking lot, but is a little further away from the cascade. From there, it's a about a 25-minute, albeit scenic, hike to Mikaeri Falls.

Flowing waters and purple rain

While beautiful in all seasons, the area leading to Makaeri Falls is particularly scenic in June, when hundreds of hydrangeas burst into bloom. Heralding the arrival of rainy season, violet flowers line the waterfall trail, and the Hydrangea Festival draws thousands each year.


Near Mikaeri Falls

Mikaeri Waterfall Nature
Mikaeri Falls Karatsu-shi, Saga-ken
Udono Sekibutsu Buddhist Rock Carvings Nature
Udono Sekibutsu Karatsu-shi, Saga-ken
Karatsu Castle History
Karatsu Castle Karatsu-shi, Saga-ken
Karatsu Kunchi Festival Festivals & Events
Karatsu Kunchi Festival Karatsu-shi, Saga-ken
Taku Seibyo History
Taku Seibyo Confucian Temple Taku-shi, Saga-ken
Koyaji Temple History
Koyaji Temple Takeo-shi, Saga-ken