The general word for waterfall in Japanese is taki (滝). There are different words for a waterfall depending on its size – for example small waterfalls are known as tarumizu (垂水) and large ones bakufu (瀑布).
Most commonly used word.
|Sound of a waterfall|
Interesting facts about waterfalls in Japan
Japan is blessed with a number of exquisitely beautiful waterfalls and this is why ‘waterfall viewing’ is such a popular activity in Japan. It’s especially popular during the autumn months when the leaves change color. There are also many parks and nature reserves throughout Japan that have hiking trails and observation decks from where people can enjoy the beautiful scenery.