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Shiraito Falls

'World-Ruling Waterfall'Shiraito Falls

Shiraito Falls

As its name, 'World-Ruling Waterfall' goes, 'Shiraito Falls' shows itself off as if it has uncountable numbers of hung down streams and then, when approached nearby, its three sides give us a dream-like impression, being in a shape of an arch of water. Also, Shiraito, which is in the list of Scenic spots and Natural treasures in Japan, has been designated to be top in Japan's 100 tourism selection in October, 1950, and recently, has also been registered as one of the assets of 'Fujisan, Sacred place and source of artistic inspiration'. Shiraito Falls has flat and curved sides, each of which is 150 meters (approximately 492ft) broad. Most of the water is melted water streaming down Mt.Fuji, that is spring water of amount of 1.5 tons per second. That is a splendid scenery giving you a feeling of beauty and powerfulness. Also, 'Otodome Falls', which is next to Shiraito Falls, shows off its magnificent view. There has been an interesting legend that once upon time, when Soga brothers discussed avenging their father's killer, Suketsune Kudoh, they made a prayer for a while to God for silencing the sound of water and the sound went in silence.


Otodome Falls

Shiraito Falls

273-1, Kamiide, Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka

Access: About 30 mins by car from Fuji IC of Tomei Expressway or Shin-Fuji IC of Shin-Tomei Expressway.

About 30mins by taking a Fujikyu-to-Shizuoka bus from JR Fujinomiya Station.