Shasui Falls, Yamakita-machi

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Shasui Falls is a waterfall on the Tanzawa River in Yamakita, Ashigarakami District Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.The Shasui Falls is located in the precincts of Saishō-ji, a Buddhist temple, and has been used by yamabushi and Buddhist clergy for takegyo purification ceremonies, where participants stand underneath the fall, allowing the water to strike their head and upper body.The Shasui Falls drops in three separate plunges with a total height of 90 meters. The upper falls has a height of 69 meters, the middle falls has a height of 16 meters and the lower has a height of 29 meters. The falls are mentioned as the Shasui Falls in the Shin-Sagamikuni Fudoki of 1841, but have been known since at least the late Heian period. During the early Kamakura period, the famed monk Mongaku is said to have spent one hundred days in meditation and austerities at this waterfall, and the temple of Saishō-ji has an image of Fudo Myoo called the "Waterfall Fudō", which it attributes to Mongaku.The Shasui Falls is listed as one of "Japan’s Top 100 Waterfalls", in a list published by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment in 1990. It is also one of the “50 Scenic Spots of Kanagawa Prefecture” in a 1979 listing published by the Kanagawa Prefecture Tourism Association.
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  • July 19, 2017
     Take the Gotemba line mountain from North Station rambling old R246 Valley School District on the way over the R246,... took about 50 minutes. Signs prominently at the entrance to foxes, one of the best scenic spots of Kanagawa, Japan shrine was written. It seemed likely to have interests. Water Watch from the bridge and had plenty of flowing water. Path maintained chitin to the easy-to-understand. Along the way and places to rest and enjoy the forest. I felt the power. (Soothing sound of water. ) And Dharma's stone is located. Happy Dharma was written. Want to taste it is like notes, purified hand degree next spring water was gushing out. And finally went to Ray white waterfall. From the bridge of the waterfall was permitted. Surface incised by pure white falls, was a welcome antidote. Description of signs, this waterfall is like stage, hundreds of individual choice is natural, selling an upgrade to the interest of the Kanagawa Prefecture, it looks good and friendly. I love say natural power spots. Falls Festival on the fourth Sunday of July (7/23) drinking water and want to visit.
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  • July 16, 2017
    Falling from the sakawa River, Takizawa River shasui falls. 69 m, "Japan falls was chosen, also seems water's famous"one nation"has been selected. Came to the various people draw water in large plastic bottles. This is the name bakugan feel power or something.
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  • July 7, 2017
    Definitely worth going to see when you are in the area. Free parking if you go over the little bridge and to the right. Easy to access and there was a little vegetable market set up, which was nice. Y...  more »

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