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Waterfall Spots in Kyoto Area

  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple Otowa Waterfall
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Kiyomizu 1-chome 294
    This waterfall is located in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto at the foot of Kiyomizu-dera Temple's stone steps, known as Kiyomizu Stage. Groundwater coming down from Mt. Otowa falls into the waterfall basin through three bamboo pipes, and is said to bring longevity, success in love, and academic improvement. In addition, you can use a ladle to drink the water from the waterfall. It is a power spot that many people come to visit.
  • Kanabiki Waterfall
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    Kyoto Miyadushi Takiba
    This approx. 40-meter high waterfall is located in Miyazu City, Kyoto Prefecture. This waterfall, including the downstream Hakuryu and Garyu, are together called Kanabiki Waterfall. Although crowded in the busy summer season, because the flow of water is stable throughout the year, you can come and see it with the changing scenery of the four seasons. In addition, it has been chosen as one of the Top 100 Waterfalls in Japan.
  • Odaki and Medaki Falls
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    Kyoto Sourakugunminamiyamashiromura Minamiokawara
    This pair of waterfalls is located along Prefectural Route 82 in Minamiokawara, Minamiyamashiro Village, Soraku County. They stand along the Kizu River between Okawara Station and Takayama Dam, Medaki Fall is the first waterfall, followed by Odaki Fall. Another waterfall, Myojin Falls, is located further upstream to the direction of dam.
  • Takimata no Taki
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Ukyo-ku
  • Fudonotaki
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    Kyoto Souraku-gun Minamiyamashiromura
  • Kin Taki
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    Kyoto Funai-gun Kyotanbacho Ichi Mori
  • Ryuonotaki
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    Kyoto Tsuzuki-gun Idecho Taga
  • Otonashi no Taki
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku Ohararaikoincho

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Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

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