Shiraito-no-taki Waterfall, Karuizawa

July 20th, 2009 by
Category: Information, Outdoor Activities, Sightseeing

Shiraito-no-taki WaterfallShiraito-no-taki Waterfall is one of the most famous sites with great nature in Karuizawa area. While its height is only 3 meters, the width is about 70 meters long. Surprisingly, the water’s temperature is not so cold. The reason is because the water is not originally from river or rainfall, but is gushing out of rocks. Also the amount of water coming out does not change much throughout the year. I thought the water contains a lot of minerals so I wanted to taste it. But I did not since no one around me was drinking it.

From the left end of the waterfall, you’ll find a trail that leads to a great forest. Watch out for wild bears! Free parking lot available. But we recommend visiting there in the morning to avoid conjestion for parking. There are several food stands and souvenir shops along the car street. About 25min by bus bound for Kita-karuizawa. Get off at Shiraito-no-taki Bus Stop. The beautiful, healing waterfall is about 5min walk from there. Of course, the admission is free, so are the fresh air and mist from the waterfall! It’s worth visiting if you plan to come to East Nagano.



About Shuichiro (Inactive)

My name is Shu Ono and I became self-employed 4 years ago and started my own tourism business called Jissen Inbound. I just wanted to introduce myself and my travel journal which I will try my best to keep updated with all my trips in Nagano (both business and pleasure. Just a little about myself: I'm originally from Osaka, Japan, the second largest city in Japan. But after graduation from an university in Tokyo, I spent about 4 years in other coutnries - Australia, USA and England. Please don't ask me which food I like - fish & chips or hamburger. :) I like Japanese foods very much. Recently I'm really interested in Japanese calligraphy andI play golf which I hope to do so this coming summer in Nagano. Also I love traveling Japan. I'm happy with what I'm doing in business because my clients are usually ryokans and hotels in coutryside including Nagano. I hope to use my experiences to make contributions to the Nagano tourism blog site. TKsyusyu

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