Shiraito Falls, Karuizawa-machi

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#1 of 162 in Nature in Nagano Prefecture
Waterfall · Nature / Park
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See an impressive natural feature at Shiraito Falls, a wide and pleasant waterfall located within a national park. Considered sacred during the time of the Fuji cult of Shintoism, the waterfall stands out as a scenic highlight of the park. With a width of 150 m (492 ft), the main cascade drops down the face of a cliff in thin white streams. The falls themselves have a hidden-away air, thanks to an array of greenery shielding them. During your walk up to the falls (just a short walk from the road), you'll see several stalls selling a range of souvenirs and snacks. Take the guesswork out of planning a Karuizawa-machi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Stunning waterfall in a beautiful environment, a short walk from an extensive car park. A little bit of an anticlimax once you see it, however, well worth a visit. 
    Stunning waterfall in a beautiful environment, a short walk from an extensive car park. A little bit of an anticlimax once you see it, however, well worth a visit.  more »
  • The waterfall is well maintained by the workers of the park. the height of the fall may be not what you expecting but i was surprised to find out that the water is coming from the soils around. Worth....  more
    The waterfall is well maintained by the workers of the park. the height of the fall may be not what you expecting but i was surprised to find out that the water is coming from the soils around. Worth....  more »
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  • The path leading up to the falls is well-maintained and easy to walk. A stream runs down from the main waterfall and along the side of the trail, making for a lovely walk to the main waterfall. The dirt track is slightly uphill, so recent rains can make it slippery. For this reason, I recommend wearing good walking shoes. The falls are beautiful and accessible year round. The fee is ¥500 to enter for parking.
  • The falls were interesting and well displayed. The walk is very easy. Parking about 9:30am during the week is easy and close, but be prepared for big crowds if going on the weekend. Was the best part of visiting Karuizawa for me.

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