If it is raining up in the mountains and you have little time to wait a day or two for the weather to clear, this trail is the closest thing there is to the big mountain trails.

Onoaida trail entrance

Onoaida trail

It begins at Onoaida onsen and gently meanders through the forest for an hour before becoming more challenging the closer you come to the waterfall.

You need to cross a few rivers and care should be taken in rainy season.

You return along the same route and end up at the onsen. A great place to finish a hike if only for its foot bath.

Foot bath at Onoaida Onsen
Foot bath at Onoaida Onsen

For more more detailed information about the Onoaida trail - check out the one and only Yakumonkey Guide to Yakushima

Yakushima Guide book