Shiraito Falls / Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Sightseeing information about Shiraito Falls / Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan.

Shiraito Falls (Shiraito no Taki) / Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture2.0

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Shiraito no Taki (White Thread Falls) is located in Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture, at the foot of Mt. Fuji. Snowmelt from Mt. Fuji, springing out of volcano layers, makes a waterfall covering the U-shaped cliff which is 200-meter wide and 20-meter high. The total amount of water is 1.5 tons per second and the waterfall, which is consist of hundreds of big and small falls, looks like being made of plenty of white silk threads. You can view the waterfall from the basin by walking down the long stairs, or from one of two observatories provided above. Designated as a Scenic Spot and a Natural Monument of Japan, selected as Top 100 Waterfalls in Japan and added to the World Heritage List as a component asset of "Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration".

Purposeworld heritage,nature,autumn foliage,sightseeing
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5.0a year ago

It wasn’t crowded, and there were shops where you could buy things. You are able to touch the water by climbing down some of the rocks. It’s really fun! If it’s hot the waterfall cools the weather off. I definitely recommend this place!

5.09 months ago

This is one of the most gorgeous water falls I've seen. It is well with the trip. Parking is available on site, but parking is free a little further up the road if you are willing to walk a little.

Watch your step if it is but crowded. Nearly stepped on a snake, but recommend everyone who can make it take advantage of your are in the area.

5.0a week ago

Fantastic waterfall which is very beautiful and relatively easy access. It is also dog friendly which is a big plus if you have one. I visited in the winter and it was still accessible. Highly recommended if you are in the area and looking for a natural beauty spot.

5.05 months ago

Easy access! I took a bus here and the bus stop is right in front of the parking lot. The waterfalls is abour 5-10 minute walk from the parking lot. There are some stairs but this is no effort to see something beautiful! Perfect and safe for solo travelers.

5.010 months ago

Well worth the cost of admission / parking. While there are taller falls out there on bigger rivers, this one is particularly pretty for how wide and scenic it is (with Fuji ever present). I wou recommend doing the loop counterclockwise so that you hit the souvenir shops last and don't have to tote what you buy around the loop. The entire loop is pretty short - our small kids did it in under an hour.

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