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Yoro Park / Yoro Waterfall

Selected as one of Japan’s most beautiful waterfalls, associated with the story of Children who loved their parents.

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Yoro Park sits at the foot of Mt. Yoro in the southwest of Gifu Prefecture, Nishimino Region. The vast premises have the Site of Reversible Destiny, Kodomo-no-kuni (kids’ land), and various leisure facilities. The park’s main spot, Yoro Waterfall, is at the innermost corner.

30m-tall and 4m-wide Yoro Waterfall is selected as one of Japan’s 100 great waterfalls. The gushing water against rocks is pure and so beautiful that Katsushika Hokusai painted the magnificence in ukiyo-e in the Edo Period. The Yoro good son story is associated with this fall that a good son put the water from this fall when it turned into wine and gave it to his sick father and he recovered.

From the parking lot closest to the fall, it is about a 30-min walk. On route, there is a trail along with seven bridges where you can enjoy fresh greens, spring cherry blossoms, autumn foliage, etc. in your hiking. Take time to visit Kikusui Spring, one of 100 great springs, Yoro Shrine and sites associated with the good son story around the waterfall.

Highlights

  • Yoro Waterfall is at the innermost corner of Yoro Park.
  • 30m-tall and 4m-wide Yoro Waterfall is selected as one of Japan’s 100 great waterfalls.
  • The water of this fall turned into wine in the story of a good son.
  • The trail is laid out to the waterfall for your enjoyment of four seasons in nature.
  • Check out the sites near the waterfall associated with the story of a good son.

Photos

  • Yoro Waterfall in the season of fresh greens

    Yoro Waterfall in the season of fresh greens

  • With fall foliage, it is fantastic

    With fall foliage, it is fantastic

  • The water that turned into wine in the story of a good son. Some say it was the water from Kikusui Spring in the Yoro Shrine.

    The water that turned into wine in the story of a good son. Some say it was the water from Kikusui Spring in the Yoro Shrine.

  • Yoro-Koshi (good son) Slope to the Waterfall is lined with souvenir stores and restaurants

    Yoro-Koshi (good son) Slope to the Waterfall is lined with souvenir stores and restaurants

  • Yoro Cider made with Kikusui Spring water is Japan’s first cider. The restored version is sold now.

    Yoro Cider made with Kikusui Spring water is Japan’s first cider. The restored version is sold now.

  • The gourd, Yoro’s local product, talked about in the good son’s story is featured in the art gallery

    The gourd, Yoro’s local product, talked about in the good son’s story is featured in the art gallery

Reviews

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  • Rudy Lee

    呼吸新鮮空氣的好去處!

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Details

Name in Japanese
養老公園・養老の滝
Postal Code
503-1267
Address
1298-2 Takabayashi, Yorocho, Yorogun, Gifu
Telephone
0584-32-0501 (Yoro Park office)
Holiday
Mondays (If falls on a holiday, the next day is closed), Dec 29 - Jan 3
Hours
9:00am-5:00pm
Admission
Free
Directions
From Yoro Railway, Yoro Station, walk 10 min to the Park. From Yoro Station to Yoro Waterfall is a 50-min walk.
Credit Cards
Not accepted
Official Website
Official Website (English)