8 Scenic Spots of Hongu
The two-stage waterfall in River Heiji, tributary of Yomuragawa River, is about 50 m high. Legend has it that a giant serpent inhabited here. There are many old trees around here, and the view from the falls front is majestic and mysterious with a small shrine (the God of Fire). The summit is a sort of fortress where it is said the Heike-clan survivors lived hidden.
30 min by car and 10 min walk from Kumano Hongu Taisha
(Take Route 168 to Dainichi Tunnel, and Route 311 and turn right just before Wataze Tunnel toward Magarikawa.)