So I took a walk in the cool of the waterfalls in the deep mountain near the ninja village.
|The cracks of rock like pillars(the top of right side of this pic) are seen around there.|
Here, Akame (赤目）is cool even in the midsummer. And many shade of green of leaves,grasses,mosses,deep water and many waterfalls and negative ions heal us. The homepage of the conservation party of Akame say that the temperature is at 23.5 degrees Celsius on the 28th of July at 9 A.M. and the amount of negative ion is 250000 per a cubic centimeter. In this connection it was near 30 degrees at the same time in Nara city but I'm afraid I don't know well about the scientific evidence of negative ion.
It takes only one and a half hour by train from Nara city in spite of the deep mountain border Nara prefecture and Mie prefecture.
Here is arranged as a hiking course. But this course is so long. So I went to till the pass of the mountain by a tax and walked down along the river from there to the entrance of the course. I could see many waterfalls. I heard there are 48 waterfalls. So this place was named after it. This course is called Akame-48-Waterfalls(赤目四十八滝）. But practically there are waterfalls more than 48.
|The rocks or trees are covered with mosses.|
|The green of woods reflects on the water|
The water is very transparent and cold. So big salamanders are living there. Also there is a rare aquarium at the entrance of the course. Salamanders, Amby stoma Mexican um of albino etc, rare amphibians are fed in the aquarium.
|Many fish are in the clear water|
I discovered footprints of an animal that has sharp claws on the sand of the river around the pass. I remembered that lately a bear came down to a village and attacked humans. I felt fear and stopped chatting. Wishing they were not a bear's footprints, I left there quickly. According to a local person that it could be a wild boa re's and there is not bears in this mountain but they are living in the opposite mountain.
|Wishing a bear doesn't appear, I hurried in front of this Jizo statue.|