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Shiraito Falls

Address: Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
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Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Arrived on the first day of lightening the falls followed by a laser show. It was amazing .. the falls were changing colors from blue to white and so on.. the falls are spread over in a curve .. a short drive from city but a great place to have soothing view with a cool breeze..

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Atsugi, Japan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

One of the pleasant sight in karuizawa us to visit shiraito waterfall. You would love this place by its silent nature.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The app gave me wrong directions!!! I drove for 30 mins to find out the place was not there! Jdnsenjsndjdndjsjsjjsjsjsjs

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Alberta, Canada
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124 reviews 124 reviews
64 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The pictures that I saw on the internet before going made it seem like this was an out of the way, picturesque area in the middle of nature...haha, nope, guess I should have looked at a few more pictures. Despite being a huge local tourist attraction however, complete with stores and restaurants, the falls themselves were still beautiful and we... More 

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Nagano, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you've been to waterfalls a lot in the past and have bathed in them..you'll be disappointed with not being able to do so in this. It was too shallow and people would think you're nuts. The falls were beautiful, even though they were just about 2-3 meters high. It is rather wide spanning about 70 meters. Very cool atmosphere.... More 

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Pasig, Rizal, Philippines
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I'm from Saitama-ken, and we were headed to Kusatsu for a night. The next day, we headed to the town of Karuizawa and this place was on the way. It's worth the stop. Very beautiful place to visit. There's a small fee at the toll (it's like Yosemite National Park) and then you'll be heading to a parking area. You... More 

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Los Angeles
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The falls are right off the Romantic Road highway - we did this after visiting Onioshidashi park, on the way to Mt. Myogi. Easy access, parking, and a short but beautiful path to the falls. Try to get there before the tourist buses do... No fee, but you pay a small toll for the section of the highway to get... More 

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Urayasu, Japan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Beautiful falls 20 min ride by unfrequent bus from Karuizawa station. There are a number of walking trails and other waterfalls in surrounding area.

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NYC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

It's a short walk to the waterfall, which is quite interesting and provides a lovely setting for a few pictures. In the parking area there's quite a few stands selling fresh fruits and vegetables, along with seasonal specialties. We sampled extraordinary peaches, corn and blueberries, all delicious. Pick up some food here before you head for your next destination!

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Rotorua
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

An easy walk to the falls. They are different from most falls in that the water travels through the mountain. The falls had been affected by a snow fall and it was quite muddy. Memorable was a bride having her photos taken in the snow, beautiful.

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