Shiraito Falls, Karuizawa-machi

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See an impressive natural feature at Shiraito Falls, a wide and pleasant waterfall located within a national park. Considered sacred during the time of the Fuji cult of Shintoism, the waterfall stands out as a scenic highlight of the park. With a width of 150 m (492 ft), the main cascade drops down the face of a cliff in thin white streams. The falls themselves have a hidden-away air, thanks to an array of greenery shielding them. During your walk up to the falls (just a short walk from the road), you'll see several stalls selling a range of souvenirs and snacks. Take the guesswork out of planning a Karuizawa-machi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • In winter, there are not many visitors, the waterfall in the snow is very quiet silence, although the area is not large, but very suitable for a short pause, there are no other attractions nearby, the bus to reach is very convenient
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  • Although you need to take 20 mins bus from karuizawa to there, you have to visit there! It’s so beautiful and amazing! A bit regret that I didn’t wear appropriate shoes to get there, otherwise I would...  more »
  • In the view of the scenery, it is very suitable for the winter visit, the white silk and snow each other, named as the waterfall very paste. But to be convenient, because it's snowing, the whole road is frozen, so be careful not to slip and take pictures.
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  • A very beautiful and scenic spot. The falls itself is not big but the water comes far away from place under the ground through rocks and reach here. It is never frozen during winter also due to thermal activity
  • Truly beautiful, truly nice walk, cooling air, and some nice shops at the entrance. Included some pictures of the awesome bus ride from karuizawa station.
  • Nice drive up the hill. Short walk to the falls. Nice place to chill and enjoy nature
  • It is a rather small but very unique waterfall. Well maintained and very clean.
  • Clear water flowing from porous rock with geothermal effect, recommend to walk from 峰の茶屋 if it's not raining.

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A well-visited upscale mountain resort, Karuizawa-machi offers a wide range of classy accommodations ranging from luxurious hotels to family-run bed and breakfasts and inns. A number of specialty lodgings and resort hotels since the Meiji era have housed members of the Japanese royal family and other illustrious guests. Hotels line both sides of the railway, including a few mid-range establishments. A smattering of inexpensive bed and breakfasts cater to budget travelers, but you have to drive 20 minutes from the downtown.
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