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Shiraito Falls

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Address: Kitasaku-gun, Karuizawa-machi 3890111, Nagano Prefecture
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Private Tour: Tenshi Mountains Hike with Transport from Fujinomiya
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Private Japanese Countryside Hike with Optional Caving

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We were impressed by the power of Mother Nature.... of what she can create.... and the form of her creation......

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was a little disappointed as I was actually expecting a big waterfall, but that might have been my mistake for not ready more about this spot. The view is quite beautiful, but if you have family members who needs wheelchair or have difficulty walking, I do not recommend going there. Or else take about 15 mins and enjoy the view... More 

Thank Eric S
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

We were impressed by the power of Mother Nature.... of what she can create.... and the form of her creation......

1 Thank Stephen_C_SG
Karuizawa-machi, Japan
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51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Karuizawa. The best time to visit is Spring and early morning.

Thank Keith B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

A short nice walk to the fall, different view and feeling for each session and there is always a surprise regardless the period of visit! Not a big waterfall but truly amazing and beautiful, I will go back again!

Thank chewhong2014
Singapore, Singapore
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164 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 458 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Shiraito Falls is an unique waterfall in Karuizawa. It is not big and may not be similar with other water falls, but it is unique in it's on way. I would recommend to visit this waterfall if you are in Karuizawa. It's a nice place to have a mini picnic, have some food infront of the water fall and admire... More 

1 Thank KCS81
Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

Though it doesn't have a majestic view, it holds well with its own unique personality. The fall is like a panoramic curtain revealed at the center stage. It spares the roaring sound but a quiet tranquility. The pathway leading to the fall is a short stroll away from the car park nearby, and the walk in the winter brings serenity... More 

Thank Khai_family
Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Might be very cold in winter, so wear more! Very beautiful scenery, with nice trees and all. Great photo place, good for families

Thank fenflies
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Photos can be deceiving. While I was not expecting Niagara Falls, I was a little disappointed at the size of it. It's about 3m tall. However I agree the spot is quite serene surrounded by forests, rivers and sounds of nature. It is quite easy to go there from Karuizawa station. There isn't much around other than the falls, though.... More 

Thank StefanieSeet
Hong Kong
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204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The falls was about 30 minutes walking distance from our hotel. The waterfalls is not big, but it is beautiful and serene, just like a drawing in the picture. Highly recommended.

1 Thank hktransplant
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6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I would suggest you to go here if you have enough time. it would take around 30mins from the Karuizawa train station. interesting spot that the water fall come out from the mountain.

Thank Peter T

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