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[Shiraito Falls and Hitoana Fujiko Remains]

The wild side of Mt. Fuji, the natural beauty created by eruptions

There are many scenic places created by the eruptions near Mt. Fuji. One of the typical places is the "Shiraito Falls", a waterfall where spring water of Mt. Fuji flows down in hundreds of threads on the surface of a 20 meters high and 200 meters wide rock wall. The scenery of water rushing down from a fault slip of lava created by eruptions is a magnificent view that cannot be seen elsewhere. "Hitoana Fujiko Remains" is an air hole also created by the eruptions, and is said to be a place where Kakugyo Hasegawa, who is the founder of Fujiko, achieved enlightenment after 1,000 days of ascetic practices. There is a mysterious atmosphere with about 200 monument towers built by Fujikos who believed that this was Pure Land. It was registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
Posted photos Main Shiraito Falls
Three photos Upper left photo and lower photo Hitoana Fujiko Remains, upper right photo Shiraito Falls
 
● Shiraito Falls
Address Hara, Kamiide, Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka
Phone +81-544-22-1489 (Fujinomiya City Hall) (Japanese only)
+81-544-27-5240 (Fujinomiya City Tourist Association)
Access Take the Fujikyu Shizuoka bus for approx. 7 minutes from "Shin-Fuji Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen, alight at JR "Fuji Station". Take the JR Minobu Line from JR "Fuji Station" for approx. 18 minutes, alight at "Fujinomiya Station". Take the bus bound for Shiraito Falls from "Fujinomiya Station" for approx. 30 minutes, alight at "Shiraito Falls", and walk for approx. 5 minutes.
 
● Hitoana Fujiko Remains
Address 206-1 Hitoana, Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka
Phone +81-544-22-1489 (Fujinomiya City Hall) (Japanese only)
+81-544-52-1620 (Hitoana Fujiko Remains Information Center 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and holidays)
Access Approx. 30 minutes by taxi from "Shin-Fuji Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen.

updated on Jan 9, 2015

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