International Shower Climbing in Nanayama is a multicultural event hosted by an executive committee of the same name. Starting at Narugami-no-Oka Sports Park, participants walk and swim up the gorge to Kannon Falls waterfall then return to the starting point. This event, which aims to raise awareness about environmental conservation and provide publicity for Kannon Falls, is not a contest based on speed, but rather focuses on who can get the closest to the goal in the base time while completing various games along the way. Of course watches are not allowed to be worn. 1 team can consist of up to 5 people or couples can participate as a 2-person team, but the important thing is to enter this contest with a spirit of cooperation. There are many volunteers available to provide support for participants.
● Schedule: Held on a Sunday in late July in 2011 (subject to weather condition)
*Prior applications and entry fees required
From train station: Get on a bus traveling to Nanayama at JR Hamasaki Station, and get off at “Takigawa” stop
Car: About an hour drive along Route 323 from Saga toward Nanayama
● Parking Lot: Accommodates about 500 cars (free of charge)
● Contact: Executive Committee for Shower Climbing, Tel: +81-955-70-7391