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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  • I think that the most famous waterfall in Kanagawa. And cars from Japan national route 246 on route 726, about 1 km South with signs to the right lane and into the location. It is also useful near the lane family Mart, a little shopping. Parking very near the waterfall 6-frindly in total, eight or so free parking is 300 yen in pay parking lot is located near a number of not so much. From the parking lot in about 5 minutes you can reach falls. Many water falls said no "force" part is not that bad, "beauty" is good I think. Can't see the panoramic view so do not go only to the Red Bridge before, now there is unfortunately didn't go up near a waterfall, three-stage (69 m, 16 m, 29 m) waterfall could firm (in causes of rockfall and rockfall, there is no way...) "shasui" name by the way is " Shusui "but not" right to "and read. Kanji from yōrō falls in water becomes wine... and is named because chotto 洒 water = esoteric parlance the cleaning, pour perfume is well understood, the imagined episode is totally like that. Changed from there, as there are in another old books written as 'snake waterfall' is? Both are considered. Please try with good sunset falls, incidentally, from here can go in about 30 minutes in the car falls off the car, so can be seen in only a few minutes if the opportunity arises.
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  •  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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  • 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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