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Waterfall Spots in Shizuoka Area

  • Shiraito no taki Waterfalls
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    Shizuoka Pref. Fujinomiyashi Kamide
    This waterfall is located in Kamiide, Fujinomiya City is sourced by spring water from Mt. Fuji. Its name, meaning white thread, stems from how the countless cascades along the 20 meter-high, 150 meter-wide cliffs appear like so many silk threads. The falls have been designated by the national government as a Place of Scenic Beauty and a Natural Monument, and have also been selected for lists including Japan's best 100 waterfalls.
  • Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunkawaduchou Nashimoto
    Seven waterfalls located on the Kawazu River in Kawazu Town, Kamo County, Shizuoka Prefecture—the O-daru, Deai-daru, Kani-daru, Shokei-daru, Hebi-daru, Ebi-daru, and Kama-daru. The highly unique and charming scenery of the falls’ was created some 25 thousand years ago by a lava flow from a volcanic eruption. A famous sightseeing spot in Izu, visitors can visit all of the walls by walking an 850 meter long promenade. A bronze statue in front of the Shokei-daru recreates a scene from Yasunari Kawabata’s novel The Dancing Girl of Izu, and is a popular spot for people to take photographs with. Note: Due to typhoon damage caused in 2011, the O-daru is currently not viewable by the general public, and there is no current schedule to re-open it. The falls are only viewable by Amagiso ryokan inn guests and day trip hot spring bathers.
  • Joren Falls
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    Shizuoka Pref. Izushi Yugashima
    A waterfall 25 meters tall and seven meters wide located in the Yugashima area of Izu City, Shizuoka Prefecture. This famous Izu sightseeing spot has even been selected as one of Japan’s 100 most beautiful waterfalls. The steep basalt cliff of the waterfall is covered with chain ferns, which are designated Natural Monuments. Thanks to the falls’ waters, the surrounding area is cool even in summer. The falls are famously mentioned in enka folk singer Sayuri Ishikawa’s hit song Amagigoe, and a monument inscribed with the song stands near the falls. Paddies dedicated to growing Wasabi, a local specialty product, stretch into the distance along the falls’ mountain stream, and nearby visitors will find a souvenir shop and tourist information center. Visitors can also enjoy an abundant variety of local specialties in the area, including wasabi soft serve ice cream, steamed dear meat buns, and wasabi rice bowls.
  • Shokeidaru Waterfall
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunkawaduchou Nashimoto
    The Shokeidaru Waterfall is one of the Kawazu Nanadaru (“Seven Waterfalls of Kawazu”). Around 10 meters high and seven meters wide, it is a very popular spot for taking photos. Right next to the statue there is the bronze statue “The Dancing Girl and I,” based on the short story “The Dancing Girl of Izu” by Yasunari Kawabata, which makes an ideal backdrop for souvenir photos.
  • Banjo Falls
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    Shizuoka Pref. Izushi Jizoudou
    "At a height of 20 meters and a width of 5 meters, these falls are located in Izu City, Shizuoka Prefecture. With great views on both the left and right sides, it is famous as a ""mutual love waterfall"", with many couples visiting. There is the ""Banjo no Taki Camp"" nearby as well. Every year in August, the ""Banjo no Taki Festival"" is held, much to the delight of many people."
  • Abe no Otaki Falls
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Aoi-ku Umegashima
    This 80-meter tall waterfall in Aoi Ward, Shizuoka City is located near Umegashima Onsen upstream of the Abekawa River. It is counted both amongst Japan's top 100 waterfalls and its three most famous waterfalls. When water levels are high, visitors are treated to a stirring cascade. The falls can also be accessed by a promenade from the Umegashima Onsen hot springs district.
  • Jinba no taki Falls
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    Shizuoka Pref. Fujinomiyashi Inogashira
    This name of this waterfall in Inokashira Fujinomiya City stems from the story that Minamoto no Yoritomo set up camp nearby while on a hunt. Every August, locals hold the Jinba Falls Festival, which includes a number of events including taiko drum performances.
  • Otodome Falls
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    Shizuoka Pref. Fujinomiyashi Kamide
    This waterfall is situated in Kamiide, Fujinomiya City. Named Otodome, (stopped sound), after the legend from Kamakura period when the brothers Soga-no-Jurosukenari and Gorotokimune were plotting a retaliation, it is said that the sound of the falls completely ceased. Nearby isthe Shiraito Falls, designated as a National Scenic Beauty site, and a Natural Monument.
  • Gyogi no Taki
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    Shizuoka Izu-shi Yoshina
  • Goryunotaki
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    Shizuoka Susono-shi Senpuku
  • Sandannotaki
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    Shizuoka Shizuoka-shi Aoi-ku Umegashima
  • Nunotaki
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    Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Tenryu-ku Misakubocho Yamazumi
  • Fukuyo no Taki
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    Shizuoka Shizuoka-shi Aoi-ku Oma
  • Hebitaki
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    Shizuoka Kamo-gun Kawazucho Nashimoto
  • Akamizu no Taki
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    Shizuoka Shizuoka-shi Aoi-ku Umegashima Akamizu
  • Hachishidenotaki
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shimadashi Kawanechouieyama
  • Kamadaru
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    Shizuoka Kamo-gun Kawazucho Nashimoto
  • Deai Taki
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    Shizuoka Kamo-gun Kawazucho Nashimoto
  • Kappunotaki
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    Shizuoka Shuchi-gun Morimachi Kappu
  • Asahitaki
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    Shizuoka Shizuoka-shi Aoi-ku Hirano

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With the giant Pacific Ocean to the south and the great Mount Fuji to the north, Shizuoka prefecture is blessed with some of the best views the country has to offer. The white sand beaches of the Izu Peninsula are a rare find on mainland Japan, neighbored by beautiful cliffs, tumbling hills, and natural hot springs. As Japan’s largest producer of green tea, the age-old tradition of tea drinking is ubiquitous in Shizuoka, from the miles of tea fields to the old tea houses hosting traditional tea ceremonies.

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