To-no-Hetsuri Cliff (To no Hetsuri)2.5
To-no-Hetsuri, literally meaning a towering cliff/scarp along/hanging over a river in dialect, is a natural cliff formation located along the River Aga-gawa (aka O-kawa) in Shimogo-machi Town, Fukushima Prefecture. These strange shaped rocks were formed by the erosion and weathering of more than a million years, which cut off the cliffs of the river.
Designated as Japan's Natural Monument. There are 12 tower rocks including Zo-to-iwa (Elephant Tower Rock), Shishi-to-iwa (Lion Tower Rock) and Washi-to-iwa (Eagle Tower Rock) and a Kokuzo Bosatsu (Akasagarbha Bodhisattva) is enshrined at the foot of a suspension bridge. A promenade is provided under the rocks and you can cross the suspension bridge and look around the eroded places. 350 meters (0.2 mile) walk from the nearest station, To-no-Hetsuri Station on the Aizu Railway Aizu Line.
The suspension bridge is closed during winter.
Purposenature,Seasonal Flowers,autumn foliage,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Fukushima Airport (about 46.9km) Google Transit
5.08 months ago
Absolutely beautiful spot! It's free to visit, but there is a small fee for parking your car. Be advised that this location is not handicapped accessible. There are a lot of stairs and several places without guard rails.
4.010 months ago
Nice little scenic detour of a river and gorge with bridge and caves. Parking was 300 yen when we went there, but with it to spend about an hour taking it in, and grabbing an ice cream.
5.0a year ago
To-no-Hetsuri is a 200-metre long bridge along the natural cliff.
Friendly reminder: Just carefully walk around to have a nice picture. The view is so nice.
2.09 months ago
Packed and unpleasent in the fall, kinda ruin the nice view.
5.0a year ago
A very scenic place for nature exposure with hanging bridge and cave in the mountain