Kannon Falls

Travel Information

Kannon Falls (観音の滝) is one of the 100 best Japanese waterfalls located in Karatsu, Saga Prefecture. It is about 45m tall and 10m wide large waterfalls. This waterfalls is located on Takigawa River, and there are another 8 different waterfalls and pools around this waterfalls.
On the side of the waterfalls, there is Kannon Statue that people believe it has the power to heal eye sickness.

Tourist Info.
There are parking and restroom.

Need a car.
Drive 323 to south at Takigawa.

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Map around Kannon Falls

Detailed Travel Guide

Kannon Falls
Type: Slide falls.
Height: 45m

Kannon Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls located in Saga, prefecture.

There is Kannon Statue on the Top of the waterfalls. The legend said, about 400 years ago, when Toyotomi Hideyoshi attacked Korea, he made one of the most beautiful woman of Matsuura his mistress. However, she had eye sickness that never recovered. When she washed her eyes by the water of thsi waterfalls, her eyes are recovered. After that, people visit this waterfalls to pray for cure of their eye problems.