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Waterfall Spots in Fukui Area

  • Ryusogataki Waterfall
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Pref. Imadategunikedachou Omoto
    Ryusogataki Waterfall is located in Ikeda Town, Imadate County, Fukui Prefecture and has a height of about 60 meters. It has been chosen as one of Japan’s Top 100 Waterfalls. The sight of water crashing down the rock face is nothing short of spectacular. The fresh verdure in spring, and the beautifully colored leaves and natural scenery of the ravine in autumn are beautiful sights to behold. And in the summer, people flock to this popular tourist spot in search of a cool respite from the scorching summer heat. The sheer height and power of the waterfall is enough to overwhelm anyone as they descend the stairs down to the bottom of the falls. Legend has it that a dragon, who lived in the water, used to climb the falls to fly high into the sky, and also long ago a priest named Ryuso performed ascetic practices here by carving images of deities and of the Buddha. Entry is not allowed to the waterfall during the winter because of snow.
  • Ichijo Falls
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Joukyoujichou
    Ichijo Falls is a waterfall located in the upper reaches of Ichijodani River in Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture. This is where the famous sword master Sasaki Kojiro mastered his secret sword technique, known as Tsubame Gaeshi. It’s a popular spot for tourists who can witness the large mass of water crashing down the 12 meter high rock face. There is a statue of Sasaki Kojiro at the entrance to the waterfall and there are also some walking paths in the area.
  • Uriwari Waterfall
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Pref. Mikatakaminakagunwakasachou Tentokuji 37-1-3
    The Uriwari Waterfall is named for the fact that the water that springs from the rocks in the mountains here is cold enough to split a gourd, even in summer. The multiple ground layers act as a natural filter, creating mineral water with high purity filtered through many months. It is water beloved by many and one of the top springs in Japan’s 100 Best Springs. Flowers bloom in all four seasons around the arbor, with the beautiful hydrangeas of June being particularly intoxicating. About 15 minutes on foot from JR Kaminaka Station.
  • Noka Falls
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Pref. Oigunoichou Natashounotaoi
    The Noka Falls are the largest-scale falls in Wakasa region, featuring a 30 meter drop and inciting many mysterious legends. It is a place of wondrous views, whether the awe-inspiring scene when snow starts to melt or the view of cool waters of summer with their crystalline clarity. And it’s well known as the cradle of Shakunage (a type of shrub). It takes about 10 minutes to reach the falls on foot, but the path can be slippery during rains, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes.
  • Otaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Katsuyama-shi
  • Narutaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Fukui-shi
  • Nunogataki
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Nyu-gun Echizencho
  • Byobu Ke Taki
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Mikata-gun Mihamacho
  • Bengadaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Katsuyama-shi
  • Meotodaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Katsuyama-shi
  • Yanagi no Taki
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Echizen-shi
  • Tara Tara Yama Hakuryu Taki
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Katsuyama-shi
  • Hotokegozennotaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui

Fukui Areas

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Northeast of Kyoto, the ancient Tojinbo Cliffs separate Fukui prefecture from the Sea of Japan in a stretch of land well worth exploring. Water sports and seaside delicacies are available in abundance as the spectacular rugged coastline flattens down into beaches to the west of the prefecture, while inland, Fukui is home to Zen Buddhist temples and historic ruins.

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