Shiraito Falls


Shiraito Falls is a waterfall in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture, near Mount Fuji, Japan. It is part of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and has been protected since 1936 as a Japanese Natural Monument. The falls were regarded as sacred under the Fuji cult. [Wikipedia]



273-1 Kamiide, Fujinomiya, Shizuoka (Directions)

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By bus from Shin-Fuji Station, Fujinomiya Station, or Kawaguchiko.

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