Todoroki Ninety-nine Waterfalls, Tokushima, Shikoku

One of three falls in Tokushima that are included in Japan’s ‘Top 100 Waterfalls’

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Todoroki Waterfall 轟本滝

Todoroki Falls (轟の滝) is one of three falls in Tokushima that are included in Japan’s ‘Top 100 Waterfalls’. The kanji Chinese character for todoroki means ‘roar,  thunder or boom resound.

If you’re adventurous enough to venture through the chasm into the cavern where the cascade is, the boom resound will become apparent. On the day we went, there was heavy rainfall, and just getting close was difficult. (See our video above).

In the middle of the waterfall’s mouth an enormous stone splits the stream in two, and as there are cliffs on both sides, true to the name of the waterfall, its roaring sound echoes loudly throughout the surroundings. Although it’s ‘fame’ is derived from it’s main fall, there are plenty of other cascades and sights to see besides the main attraction.

The falls are collectively known as Todoroki’s Ninety-nine Falls (轟九十九滝 ).

Map of Todoroki Falls

From the parking area past the main fall to the top fall, Nabewari Fall (鍋割りの滝) is about a 3km round-trip. There is also a shrine and a temple by the main fall.

Most people who visit Todoroki Falls usually leave after visiting Todoroki Shrine and the main waterfall. However, upstream there are numerous waterfalls of varying sizes. The whole mountain is almost like a waterfall gallery.

The trail begins near Todoroki Shrine (轟神社) which sits atop a tree-lined stone stairway.

A little way above the main waterfall begins a series of smaller waterfalls which feed it.
Todoroki Waterfall 轟本滝
Nijuu Waterfall  二重の滝
Fudou Waterfall 不動滝
Yokomi Waterfall 横見滝
Fune Waterfall 船滝
Marubuchi Waterfall 丸渕の滝
Torigaeshi Waterfall 鳥返しの滝
Nabewari Waterfalls 鍋割の滝

Nijuu Waterfall 二重の滝

Fudou Waterfall 不動滝

Yokomi Waterfall 横見滝

Fune Waterfall 船滝

Marubuchi Waterfall 丸渕の滝

Torigaeshi Waterfall 鳥返しの滝

Nabewari Waterfalls 鍋割の滝

 

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