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Fukuroda Falls

Fukuroda WaterfallFukuroda Falls is located about 45 km north of Mito city and is in Daigo town.
In Japanese, it is called "Fukuroda-no-taki".

It is on the Taki River which is one of the tributaries of Kuji River. (Kuji River flows into Pacific Ocean.)
The width is 73 meters, and the height reaches 120 meters.
During winter the falls may freeze.
This falls are popular as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Japan, along with Kegon Falls in Nikko and Nachi Falls in Wakayama Prefecture.

The falls consist of four consecutive waterfalls.
To see them squarely, there are two observatories. We can reach them after passing through a tunnel for pedestrians. (The fee is 300 yen.)

The old observatory is in front of the third fall. From here, we cannot see the first fall.

The new observatory opened in 2008 is located about 44-51 meters above the old one.
We can see the whole waterfalls from here.
The elevators to reach here are set up in the tunnel.

How to get to here

By railroad

  1. From Mito to Fukuroda station, about 1 hour 10-20 minutes by local train on JR Suigun Line.
  2. From Fukuroda station, about 15 minutes by route bus.

By car

Run the Joban Expressway, and exit at Naka Exit. About 120 km from Tokyo.
About 45 km by Route 116 from there to Fukuroda Ffalls, about 1 hour.




Fukuroda Falls
Fukuroda Falls
Fukuroda Falls in autumn
Frozen Fukuroda Falls in winter
Entrance of the tunnel
Inside of the tunnel
Old observatory Suspension bridge on a hiking trail

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