The mighty roar of another great waterfall at Mt. Fuji
Shiraito Falls has been registered as a constituent part of the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Site. Just a 5-minute walk from there, you will find Otodome Falls. At around 25 meters high and 5 meters wide, this is another famous waterfall Fujinomiya can boast of. While Shiraito Falls has a feminine beauty, Otodome Falls is known for the masculine quality of its mighty, roaring water. Legend has it that long ago, the Soga brothers met in secret at the falls to discuss attacking Kudo Suketsune, the man who had killed their father. While they were laying their plans, the roaring sound of the waterfall drowned out their voices, forcing them to stop. They prayed to a god, and there was a lull in the din. This legend is said to be the origin of the waterfall's name, which means "stopping the sound". The site was chosen as one of Japan's Top 100 Waterfalls (by the former Japanese Ministry of the Environment, with support from the Forestry Agency) in 1990. It is a wonderful place to go to enjoy scenery that is beautiful in every season, with both vibrant green leaves and autumn foliage.
||Main The mighty, roaring allure of Otodome Falls.
Side Visitors are captivated by a different mood in each season.
||Kamiide, Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka
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||Take the Fujikyu Shizuoka bus for approx. 7 minutes from "Shin-Fuji Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen, and alight at JR "Fuji Station". Take the JR Minobu Line from JR "Fuji Station" for approx. 20 minutes, and alight at "Fujinomiya Station". Take the bus bound for Shiraito Falls for approx. 30 minutes, alight at "Shiraito Falls Information Center-mae", and walk for approx. 5 minutes.
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|* Depending on the weather, natural conditions, etc., appearance may differ from photos / articles.
updated on Sep 30, 2019