Shiraito-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.