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Fukiware no Taki Falls

See a magnificent Waterfall and a Beautiful Gorge in this Outstanding Scenic Spot

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Waterfall

Usually, when you look at waterfalls in well-known tourist spots, you have to look up to feel their dynamism.
However, Fukiware no Taki is different. As a place where you can feel the splendor of nature by looking down a waterfall, it is extremely rare.
Also nicknamed the “Niagara Falls of the East”, this waterfall boasts a 7-meter drop and a width of 30 meters.
As abundant water flows through large rocks, the splashing sound it makes is breathtaking!

Its unique topography was created by a volcanic explosion that occurred some 200,000 years ago.
Fukiware Gorge was created by repeated erosion of the volcanic tuff from the Katashina River caused by a dammed lake and sedimentation from volcanic activity.
Fukiware Gorge is retreating an average of 7.5 cm per year, making it move back 750 meters since it was created by the explosion of Mount Fukiware, 10,000 years ago.
Born from nature after so many years, this dynamic scenery has been used as the opening scene to a drama, and has recently been gathering attention as a power spot.

Be sure to check out the trail surrounding the waterfall. Going around, you can see various highlights, such as Fukiage Bridge and Ukishima Kannon-do, a hall housing a Buddhist statue of Nyoirin Kannon.
To enjoy the beautiful natural scenery of the Fukiware Gorge to the fullest, you’ll want to take your time and stroll around.

Highlights

  • From the end of April to mid-May, the volume of water increases from the snowmelt, making this waterfall the most powerful in a year!
  • Designated as a Natural Monument in 1936, it was chosen as one of Japan’s Top 100 Waterfalls in 1990.
  • To go once around the trail, you’ll need about 30 to 60 minutes.
  • The trail is closed for winter, from mid-December to the end of March.
  • The footing is not good, so sneakers or slip-resistant shoes are recommended.

Photos

  • From spring to summer, the beautiful contrasting greenery unfolds before you.

    From spring to summer, the beautiful contrasting greenery unfolds before you.

  • With its 7-meter drop and 30-meter width, this is a dynamic waterfall!

    With its 7-meter drop and 30-meter width, this is a dynamic waterfall!

  • Hannya Rock opens its mouth like a grinning, horned demoness Noh mask.

    Hannya Rock opens its mouth like a grinning, horned demoness Noh mask.

  • This spot is also popular as a famous place to see autumn foliage.

    This spot is also popular as a famous place to see autumn foliage.

  • In every season, enjoy this powerful spectacle in a setting of natural beauty.

    In every season, enjoy this powerful spectacle in a setting of natural beauty.

  • On the way back, why not stop by at a nostalgic souvenir shop?

    On the way back, why not stop by at a nostalgic souvenir shop?

Reviews

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  • Thingnam19940301

    靠近瀑布步道完善很好走,來的時候水量沒有很多,沒有尼加拉瓜瀑布的磅礡氣勢。

  • 周琬婷

    在一片美麗大自然的景色中,感受到水花四濺飛散氣勢磅礴,真不愧被稱為「東洋的尼加拉瀑布」。

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Details

Name in Japanese
吹割の滝
Postal Code
378-0303
Address
Okkai, Tone Machi, Numata City, Gunma
Telephone
0278-25-8555 (Numata Tourism Association)
Admission
Free of charge
Closed
Always open
Hours
The trail is closed at night and in winter
Access
(1) About 20 minutes by car from Numata Interchange on the Kanetsu Expressway
(2) About 40 minutes by bus from Numata Station on the JR Joetsu Line
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)