A great place to experience forest bathing and feel the skin benefits of the area’s abundant negative ions, particularly famous among Shiobara’s many waterfalls are the Ryuka Falls.
Along the walkway leading up to the Ryuka Falls, however, are the lesser known Fukyo Falls. Though somewhat hidden behind the Ryuka Falls, the Fukyo Falls are worth seeing in their own right as both the falls and plunge pool can be enjoyed from much closer up – so close, in fact, that if you raise your eyes to the falls you may even come into direct contact with the water’s relaxing & invigorating mists.