Sakuradaki Waterfall

March 3rd, 2019

Sakuradaki waterfall, (cherry blossom falls) is about an 80 minute drive from my home in Dazaifu by the national highway. It is located in Amagase, Oita prefecture. If you take the train, it is about a 5 minute walk from JR Amagase  station. The waterfall gets it’s name from the profusion of cherry blossoms along the path to the falls.

  It had been raining through the night, and when I arrived at the parking area, it was  still raining slightly with no wind. A good time to photograph the falls, as the low light allows slower shutter speeds, enabling one to obtain softer water effects without any filters.

  There was not a soul in sight when I arrived at the falls, except one cute,(depending on your point of view) little snail. He seemed to be enjoying the wet weather, and  posed patiently for the camera. I think I may return at the end of March to see the cherry blossoms. Thanks for checking out the site.

Click on the photos above for an enlarged view of the falls and snail.

 

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