Let’s shower the refreshing and sacred splashes of groundwater from Mt Fuji!

by Setsuko

Shiraito no Taki Waterfall

 

 

 
Shiraito no taki waterfall in spring

 Shiraito no Taki Waterfall is located at the base of Mt. Fuji in Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture. Since the running water looks like white threads, it is called “Shiraito no Taki”, meaning a waterfall of white threads. This beautiful and elegant waterfall is 200m wide and 20m high. It gushes out 1.5 tons of spring water from Mt. Fuji per second. The water is a mixture of rain and melting snow which have been filtered through the inside of Mt. Fuji for many years. It springs out from the cracks between 2 lava layers which were created by large eruptions in ancient times.  

 

Let’s shower the refreshing and sacred splashes of groundwater from Mt Fuji!

 

Let’s shower the refreshing and sacred splashes of groundwater from Mt Fuji!

                                                Shiraito no Taki Waterfall in summer and autumn

It is not only a beautiful waterfall but also is related to the Fuji-ko, worship of Mt. Fuji. In 16th and 17th centuries Hasegawa Kakugyo, the founder of this mountain religion conducted religious practices under the waterfall. Later many believers started making pilgrimages to Mt. Fuji. Shiraito no Taki Waterfall is listed as one of “Japan’s Top 100 Waterfalls”. In 2013 it was added as one of the component parts of World Heritage Fujisan.  Let’s experience sacred splashes from these waterfalls in the clean and devout atmosphere! 

 

Otodome no Taki Waterfall

There is another famous waterfall near here which name is Otodome no Taki. It means sound stopping fall. This unique name came from a historical story in which the Soga brothers took revenge on their father’s enemy. I'll show you the places related to their story.

It takes 5 minutes on foot from Shiraito no Taki Waterfalls.

 

Let’s shower the refreshing and sacred splashes of groundwater from Mt Fuji!

                                      Otodome no Taki, meaning "Sound Stopping Fall", the place of tragedy of Soga Brothers

 

 

Let’s shower the refreshing and sacred splashes of groundwater from Mt Fuji!

                                                           Lava Candy, unique souvenir in this area

After this waterfall, why don't you visit Lake Tanuki, famous for the reflection called Inverted Mt.Fuji on the surface of the lake?

Let’s shower the refreshing and sacred splashes of groundwater from Mt Fuji!

                                        Lake Tanuki, 660m above the sea level, 30 minutes from Shraito no Taki by car

Please refer to Historic and Scenic Tour at the Foot of Mt. Fuji.

Access to Shiraito no Taki Waterfall

  • Bus service from JR Fujinomiya Station ( 30 mins )
  • Bus service from JR Shinkansen Shinfuji Station ( 60 mins )
  • Taxis are also available from both stations.

30 Jun 2016


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Hello, I'm Setsuko!
I was born in Shizuoka, home of Mt. Fuji, and have lived here all my life. It is a very attractive local city located in the middle of Japan. It takes about only one hour from here to Tokyo by the super express Shinkansen. I’d like to introduce you to some historical places related to the first shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa, as well as green tea, citrus fruits, fresh seafood, arts and crafts and modern hobby manufactures. Let’s visit scenic spots on the base of Mt. Fuji together. People in Shizuoka are very friendly and welcome guests from overseas. Why don’t we share a wonderful time here in Shizuoka?
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