Ichijodaki Kojiro Falls in Fukui

Aerial view of pretty falls surrounded by autumn leaves

By Hiroshi Ohnuki    - 1 min read

There is a small waterfall called 'Ichijo-daki' deep in the woods, about 3 km from the famous tourist spot, Ichijodani Asakura Ruins in Fukui. This waterfall is also known as 'Kojiro Falls' after prominent swordsman Sasaki Kojiro, who dueled with Miyamoto Musashi on Ganryu-jima (Ganryu Island) in the early 17th century. He developed his 'Swallow Counter', a deadly swordplay technique, in this place. The 2003 NHK period drama 'Musashi', and a Softbank commercial were shot here too. When my drone and I visited this waterfall in autumn, there was bush around the top of the waterfall and my drone couldn't fly high, so instead he flew low, almost touching the water surface.

Seasonal Beauty of Ichijodani Asakura Ruins

  1. Ichijodani Asakura Ruins in Snow
  2. Cherry Blossoms of Asakura Ruins
  3. Ichijodaki Kojiro Falls in Fukui

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Hiroshi Ohnuki

Hiroshi Ohnuki @hiroshi.ohnuki

I'm a professional photographer and videographer based in Fukui Prefecture. I'm either taking still photography of merchandise at my studio or shooting photos/videos of landscape, people, etc, out in the field upon my clients' request. At the moment, my interest lies in the video shooting using mini drone, and I'd like to share with you here the aerial videos I shot in various places in my hometown Fukui. 私は福井で写真/ビデオスタジオを経営しています。普段はスタジオで各種商品のスチール写真を撮影、もしくは顧客の要望に応じて各地へ赴き、写真・ビデオ撮影を行っています。現在マルチコプターによる空撮に凝っており、私の故郷福井で撮影した各地の空撮映像をジャパン・トラベルの読者にお届けしたいと思います。

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