Joren Falls (Joren no Taki)3.9
A waterfall, with a drop of 25 meters and a width of 7 meters, which was created 17,000 years ago by the eruption of Mt. Hachikubo-yama, a parasitic volcano on Mt. Amagi-san in the middle of the Izu Peninsula, Shizuoka Prefecture. In a serene and solemn atmosphere among the native forest, the large waterfall gives you a strong impression with its violent sound. It is said that this place had been kept desolate and mysterious until when the road to the waterfall was opened at the end of the Meiji period (in the early 1900s). The surrounding area is cool even in summer, and clusters of Joren Fern (Woodwardia unigemmata), a prefecture designated natural monument, can be seen around the waterfall. A wheelchair-accessible observation deck opened in 2020 by the parking lot in addition to the observation spot by the waterfall pot that you need to walk down stairs. As the waterfall is mentioned in "Amagi-goe", a famour Enka song by Sayuri Ishikawa, there is also a monument with the lyrics at the observation spot. Selected as one of the "100 Best Waterfalls in Japan".
Airport/Sta.Shizuoka Airport (about 68.3km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.0a year ago
I absolutely recommend this to anyone who likes both nature and has a good sense of humor. With cute little statues to pose with, delicious wasabi ice cream, nearby restaurants if you know what to look for, and of course the beautiful view of the falls it’s a great place for both Japanese natives and people who are new to Japan. If you like fishing, you can also grab some small fish and they will cook them for you!
5.011 months ago
Free parking and close to tourist shop. You can fish next to the waterfall and someone will help you gut and cook it on site. It was at most a 5 minute walk down to the waterfall and a semi steep 10 minute walk back up to the parking lot.
5.010 months ago
A few steps and you get this beauty. Get some Wasabi ice cream too. It's picked there and Fresh as a Prince in Bel-Air.
5.0a month ago
Really cool place where you can try fresh wasabi that grows at the foot of the waterfall. It is a little bit of a hike getting down but there are plenty of steps and the air is a lot cooler and fresher once you get to the bottom. Be sure to try wild boar at the restaurant upstairs as well as the fresh wasabi ice cream. You can also go fishing in the stream at the base of the waterfall
4.07 months ago
The falls itself is impressive but pretty busy as there are a lot of people and not a lot of space. Lots of local wasabi based souvenirs and edibles. It's definitely worth a stop either passing down the Odoriko hiking route by car or as we did, as a starting point for the hike