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Mishima Station 

[Ayutsubo Falls]

The must-see waterfall within the Izu Peninsula Geopark formed by the molten lava of Mt. Fuji

Nearly 10,000 years ago, Mt. Fuji erupted and a huge outflow of lava from the mountain ensued. The lava that flowed along the Kise River was named Mishima lava, and it eroded the Ashitaka loam soil. Eventually, underground water crept through the cracks of the lava, and created the over 65 meter-wide and 9 meter-tall Ayutsubo Falls. Owing to its origin, the waterfall has been specified as a "geosite"—one of the highlights of the Izu Peninsula Geopark. From Ayutsubo no Kakehashi Bridge, you get to see a spectacular view of the waterfall. Within the bedrock are lava tree molds, which were formed when the lava swallowed the trees and burned them away, leaving only the cast of lava.
Posted photos The name "Ayutsubo" comes from the legend that schools of Ayu (sweetfish) remained in the basin of the waterfall since they could not swim out of it
Address Shimotogari 1080-6, Nagaizumi Town, Sunto County, Shizuoka
Phone Nagaizumi Tourism Exchange Association
+81-55-988-8780 (Japanese only)
Hours You can visit at any time
Access Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Mishima Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 7 minutes, alight at "Numazu Station". Take the JR Gotemba Line for approx. 10 minutes, alight at "Shimotogari Station" and walk for approx. 10 minutes.
URL Nagaizumi Tourism Exchange Association
Izu Peninsula Geopark

updated on Mar 25, 2019

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