Kannon no Taki Nagasaki is one of those places that you come around once in a lifetime and realize that you can visit a thousand places that are on the tourist trail but nothing compares to a place like this off the beaten path, that only the locals know about and then again maybe they don`t!!
I have heard from many sources that Kannon no Taki Nagasaki is a place that even Nagasaki residents haven`t heard about and located well up the mountainous areas between Nagasaki and Isahaya City it is an amazing place to witness Buddhist artifacts and of course Japanese wilderness and nature, especially after heavy rains.
So, here I was at the end of September with a free day at my disposal, with 3 to 4 days of perpetual rain passed due to the typhoon bombarding the Nagasaki Coast and a eagerness to get out of the house and explore some areas of Nagasaki not yet accomplished. Low and behold Kannon no Taki Nagasaki came to me and off I was in a flash to get my nature and Buddhist symbolic fix.
Not really knowing what to expect except for the fact that there would be a huge waterfall as a result of all the rain my expectations were`t that big and anything would be better than nothing mentality was my state of mind at the time. But as the pictures show there was more than enough good stuff at Kannon no Taki Nagasaki to keep me occupied for at least an hour or so. Lots of paths, statues, symbolic symbols, worships of nature and of course a massive waterfall flowing like it would never stop no matter how long the drought was.
I was thrilled with my decision to come here on the perfect occasion as indicated by the smile on my face all day that day. I would love to come back in 2 or 3 months, around the end of November to view all the maple trees in their full bloom of autumn as i am sure this would add to the mystic of the area and put Kannon no Taki Nagasaki in another level beyond anything i have seen before.
Please check out Kannon no Taki Nagasaki here on a map:
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Stairs to where?
Flowing to the max
The protectors of the area
Good looking guys
Lots of statues and monuments to observe
Everything you could ask for!
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