Tourist spot in Sakata city

Tamasudare falls [玉簾の滝]

Tamasudare falls

Tamasudare falls

Tamasudare falls ("Tamasudare no taki" in Japanese) is a waterfall located about 20 km northeast of the center of Sakata city.

It is said that Kuukai (774-835), a great Japanese Buddhist monk and the founder of Koyasan, found this waterfall in accordance with an oracle of god in the early 9th century.

After that, this area became a place that the priests of Mountain Buddhism practice Buddhist asceticisms.
So, there is a Shinto shrine by the waterfall.

The height of the waterfall is 63 meters, and the width is about 5 meters.
It is the highest waterfall in Yamagata Prefecture.

Icefall of Tamasudare-no-taki
Icefall of Tamasudare-no-taki

Lighting up of Tamasudare-no-taki
Lighting up of Tamasudare-no-taki

From the middle of January to early February, it becomes the icefall.

In addition, it is lit up in the evening for about a week in the end of April and in the middle of August.

How to get here

It is the best way to use a rental car.
About 40 minutes from Sakata city.
The waterfall is about 500 meters from the parking.

Other Tourist Attractions in Sakata city

Honma Museum of Art Somaro restaurant Former Abumiya residence Former residence of Honma Family Sankyo warehouse Domon Ken Museum of Photography

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