This was my fist time exploring Iriomote Island and I have to say it was an outstanding experience. We were fortunate to have great weather with sunny days. The waterfalls were flowing with clear pristine water. The twelve hour hike with an experienced guide and four good friends (Pete Leong, Mark Thorpe, Vish Lazcano and Nayuta Hirana) paid off.
The mission was to get some nature therapy and photograph three Impressive waterfalls. I spent most of my time just enjoying the moment and taking documentation photographs with my GoPro Hero 4 Silver.
This was our first view of Maryudo falls in the distance.
Mariyudo falls is a popular swimming area. Watch out for leeches!
On to the next waterfall, Kanpire waterfall is only a ten minute walk from Mariyudo.
The two hour hike begins! time to find the most amazing waterfall known as Mayagusuku falls.
We finally made it to Mayagusuku falls! It was worth the hike!
The climb to the top was the most impressive part of my trip ! The falls reminded me of a scene cut from Jurassic park.
I really didn’t want to leave this waterfall but we had get back before nightfall.
Twelve hours later… we made it back safe!