The Akame 48 waterfalls are a collective name for a string of waterfalls flowing through Akame-cho, Nabari, Mie. In Japan, more than 1300 years ago, a legendary holy man named En no gyoja was active. It is said the name Akame (red eye) derives from a legend that he met Fudo-myoo (God of Fire) riding a red-eyed ox. It is also said the “48” was chosen to represent “Many.”
There are various waterfalls in Akame. Among them, five large falls, “Fudo,” “Senju,” “Nunobiki,” “Ninai” and “Biwa” are popular under the name of “Amake Five Waterfalls.” A recreational path about 4 km long along the waterfalls is used as a hiking path to enjoy walking while listening to the sound of waterfalls.