Shiraito & Otodome Falls (Part of Mt. Fuji  World Heritage)

Waterfall duo ranked among “Japan’s Top 100 Waterfalls”

They are only 5 minutes walking distance from each other.

【Shiraito Falls】 A limpid waterfall of underground snowmelt from Mt. Fuji springing from a lava wall. The 200m-wide and 20m-high arc-shaped cliff with its hundreds of large and small waterfalls falling like many silk strings is a sight of feminine beauty and gentleness. This famous spot has been praised in poetry by many from ancient times.  It has been designated as nationally designated place of scenic beauty and a Natural Treasure of Japan. Many tourists are visiting this spot especially after it was registered as part of Mount Fuji World Heritage. Shiraito no Taki means “White Thread Waterfalls” 1.5 ton of water fall per second.

In this way you can go to the waterfall.

Waterfalls and Mount Fuji in autumn

Taken from the top of the waterfall. Not well known to tourists but I recommend you to discover that particular vantage point, too.

【Otodome Falls】

25meters high and 5 meters wide.  A powerful waterfall! Otodome means “to stop sounds”. According to the legend, 2 samurai warriors (brothers) were talking about taking revenge for their father near this fall. But they could not hear each other due to the sounds of this waterfalls. One of them prayed to stop the noise.Then, it is said that the fall became silent.

This is a photo spot (climb the steps) a bit unstable but don’t worry!

The falls are fed with melting snows of Mount Fuji.

I am sure that the clean water , the crisp air and the unique view will help you relax.

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