This waterfall is in Masuda, Sakata City. Said to have been discovered and named by Kobo Daishi, this plunge waterfall bordered by large cedar trees is five meters wide and 63 meters high. In days gone by it was used as a training ground by Shugendo practitioners, and still today there's a sub-sanctuary of Mitake-jinja Shrine before the falls. It's illuminated in the evening from the end of April to the beginning of May and the middle of August, letting visitors experience a different kind of beauty from the daytime. Well known for a variety of seasonal scenery, during the harsh cold of January and February it freezes, turning into a cascade of ice.
Yamagata Pref. Sakatashi Masuda Omori
Yamagata Pref. Sakatashi Masuda Omori [map]
- Parking Lot
- Available:Litigation LaLAR use Parking Lot (47 normal vehicles, 4 large vehicles)
- Approximately 40 minutes by car from JR Sakata Station
Japan Sea Tohoku Expressway Sakata Minato About 30 minutes by car from IC
- Snow removal during the winter season is done on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
There is no snow removal of the approach paths and promenade
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- View route from Station View route from Bus Stop View route from IC View route from Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Yamagata Main Areas
Although often overlooked, Yamagata prefecture by no means lacks appeal: the Yamadera temple trail through the mountains, deliciously tender Yonezawa wagyu, and over 100 steaming hot springs, most notably Zao Onsen, await visitors. When winter comes, the snowcapped peaks become dotted with skiers by day and onsen-goers by night, while summer brings the celebration of juicy Yamagata cherries.