Introducing Shiraito Falls | Stunning Scenery of Japan | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

Art like delicate silk threads, created by spring water from Mt. Fuji

Countless threads of water falling from about 20 meters up across a width of about 150 meters. Spring water formed by melted snow from Mt. Fuji that has soaked into the ground rushes down all in one go, and it looks as if the place has been hung with threads of silk. Unlike nearby Otodome Falls, which make a roaring sound and give a sense of power, Shiraito Falls have a grace which is somehow feminine. Yoritomo Minamoto composed a waka (Japanese poem) in praise of the falls' charm which goes, "What kind of princess is at the top of these falls?" The falls are a precious asset of the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Site.

※ Views like the one shown in the photo can only be seen under certain conditions (time of day, weather etc.).

  • Viewing period:
  • All year round
  • Challenge level:
  • ★☆☆
  • Feeling:
  • Healing

Travel advice

There are walkways all around the falls, so they can be admired from lots of different angles. Takimi Bridge in front of the falls was rebuilt in 2013, and affords a view of them in all their natural glory, unobstructed by any man-made structures. Water can splash up and the ground can get slippery, so please watch your step and your clothes.

The pleasure of travel: Shiraito Falls

An object of worship for various religions from ancient times until today, Mt. Fuji is registered as a World Heritage Site. Besides Shiraito Falls, you can also visit places like Hitoana Fujiko Iseki, where Kakugyo Hasegawa, founder of the Fujiko faith, achieved enlightenment, and Fujisan Hongu Sengentaisha, Yamamiya Sengen Shrine, and Murayama Sengen Shrine, where Mt. Fuji is worshiped as a deity. Why not turn your trip into a chance to learn about the religious history of sacred Mt. Fuji? At "Kokozurayo" next to the torii at Fujisan Hongu Sengentaisha, you can pick up many local specialties, including foodstuffs made with rainbow trout, a kind of commodity which Fujinomiya City is proud to produce more of than anywhere else in Japan.

Yamamiya Sengen Shrine and Murayama Sengen Shrine
(* The shrine in the photo is Murayama Sengen Shrine)

Kokozurayo

Stunning Scenery

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    2. Kakegawa Station
    3. [Kakegawa Omatsuri]
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    2. Kyoto Station
    3. [Gion Matsuri]
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    2. Gifu-Hashima Station
    3. [The Wisteria of Takehana Betsuin]
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    2. Mishima Station
    3. [Mt. Fuji and dried radish]
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    2. Shin-Fuji Station
    3. [Nightscape of factories]
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    2. Atami Station
    3. [Hashiriyu]
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    2. Shin-Osaka Station
    3. [Osaka Suijo Bus Aqua-Liner]
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    2. Shin-Osaka Station
    3. [Shinsekai]
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    2. Mishima Station
    3. [Old Hakone Highway Cedar Avenue]
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    2. Nagoya Station
    3. [Shirotori Garden]
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    2. Shin-Osaka Station
    3. [Osaka City Central Public Hall]
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    2. Gifu-Hashima Station
    3. [Statue of the Eleven-Faced Kannon]
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    2. Toyohashi Station
    3. [Toyohashi's Tezutsu Hand-Held Firew...]
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    2. Shin-Osaka Station
    3. [Tsutenkaku]
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    2. Nagoya Station
    3. [Inuyama Castle]
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    2. Odawara Station
    3. [Sagami Bay (Odawara Port)]
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    2. Mikawa-Anjo Station
    3. [DENPARK]
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    2. Shizuoka Station
    3. [Nihondaira]
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    2. Shin-Yokohama Station
    3. [Shomyo-ji Temple]
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    2. Kakegawa Station
    3. [Dream Suspension Bridge Across Suma...]
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    2. Hamamatsu Station
    3. [Ryugashido]
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    2. Tokyo Station, Shinagawa Station
    3. [Tsukiji Hongan-ji Temple]
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    2. Kyoto Station
    3. [Sagano Bamboo Forest Path]
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    2. Shin-Fuji Station
    3. [Shiraito Falls]
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    2. Shin-Osaka Station
    3. [The Floating Garden in Umeda Sky Bu...]
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    2. Mishima Station
    3. [Shoji-bori in Yamanaka Castle Ruins]
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    2. Mikawa-Anjo Station
    3. [Unryu no Matsu in Eian-ji Temple]
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    2. Tokyo Station, Shinagawa Station
    3. [Roppongi Hills Mori Tower Tokyo C...]
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    2. Gifu-Hashima Station
    3. [Painted ceiling of Hongaku-ji Temple]
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    2. Odawara Station
    3. [Pampas grass at Sengokuhara]
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    2. Toyohashi Station
    3. [Ikobe Beach]
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    2. Nagoya Station
    3. [Nagoya Castle]
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    2. Atami Station
    3. [Atami Sun Beach]
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    2. Shizuoka Station
    3. [Mt. Fuji from Yoshiwara]
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    2. Shin-Yokohama Station
    3. [Minato Mirai seen from Daikoku Ohashi]
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    2. Kakegawa Station
    3. [Shiosai-bashi]
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    2. Kyoto Station
    3. [Fushimi Inari Shrine]
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    2. Hamamatsu Station
    3. [Nakatajima Sakyu]
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    2. Shin-Fuji Station
    3. [Double-diamond Fuji on Lake Tanuki]

updated on Sep 30, 2015