Shiraito Falls (Shizuoka Prefecture)

Waterfall lovers unite! A Cultural World Heritage Site a strikingly beautiful, famous waterfall in Shizuoka.

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Waterfalls, Nature Escapes

Located at the foot of Mt. Fuji, Shiraito Falls is a natural monument and popular scenic spot located in Shizuoka Prefecture’s Fujinomiya City.
As part of Mt. Fuji, Shiraito Falls is covered as part of the mountain’s registration as a World Cultural Heritage. Mt. Fuji is considered a subject of faith and source of art.
Reminiscent of strands of white silk, hundreds of waterfalls of varying sizes tumble from a cliff 20 meters high and 150 meters wide. The water in Shiraito Falls is Mt. Fuji’s springwater, and up to 1.5 tons of water falls per second. Shiraito Falls is Mt. Fuji’s largest waterfall.
You can reach the waterfalls by following the long set of stairs at the end of the observation area. Up close, the waterfalls are very dynamic and give off an air of mystery!

The observation area is wheelchair-accessible, so those who use wheelchairs can still enjoy the waterfalls.
As the falls are cool even in the summer, please be conscious of the temperature and wear warm clothes.
Along the path from parking to Shiraito Falls is another set of waterfalls, called Otodome Falls.
Otodome Falls is approximately 25 meters wide and 5 meters high. Along with Shiraito Falls, Otodome Falls was featured in 100 Waterfalls of Japan.

In addition, Fujinomiya City is also famous nation-wide for its “Fujinomiya Yakisoba.”
Fujinomiya Yakisoba is a variety of yakisoba that uses chewy noodles, lard, shaved sardines, and spring water from Mt. Fuji, among other unique properties. From stands located near Shiraito Falls and the parking lot to restaurants throughout Fujinomiya City, Fujinomiya Yakisoba can be found all over the city, so be sure to give it a try!

Highlights

  • A waterfall sourced from the mountain spring waters of Mt. Fuji
  • A nationally designated Scenic Spot and Natural Monument.
  • This spot is included as a part of Mt. Fuji’s designation as a World Heritage Cultural Site

Photos

  • Shiraito Falls

    Shiraito Falls

  • Shiraito Falls

    Shiraito Falls

  • Shiraito Falls and Mt. Fuji

    Shiraito Falls and Mt. Fuji

  • Walking path near the falls

    Walking path near the falls

  • Otodome Falls

    Otodome Falls

  • Fujinomiya Yakisoba

    Fujinomiya Yakisoba

Reviews

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  • Yi Huang0901

    瀑布水量充沛相當震撼,很值得來看!

  • chen ym

    大自然的傑作,很多大小瀑布同時流下像絹絲般美麗,陽光下瀑布會呈現出一道彩虹非常美麗

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Details

Name in Japanese
白糸の滝(白糸ノ滝)
Postal Code
418-0103
Address
273-1 Kamiide, Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture (Shiraito Falls Parking Lot)
Parking Lot Phone Number
0544-54-2880
Parking Lot Hours
8:30am - 5:00pm
Visiting Fee
Free
Parking Fee
Standard Cars 500 yen. Motorcycles 200 yen.
Access
(1)[By Car] 30 minutes from the Mt. Fuji Interchange of the Tomei Expressway and the New Mt. Fuji Interchange of the New Tonomi Expressway.
(2)[By Train] 30 minutes by the Fuji-Q Shizuoka Bus from the JR Fujinomiya Station.
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)