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Shiraito Falls

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Address: Kitasaku-gun, Karuizawa-machi 3890111, Nagano Prefecture
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$180.87*
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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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Unique waterfall in Karuizawa

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 9, 2017
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 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

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

The Shiraito Falls is a must place to visit if you come to Karuizawa. It is not your usual waterfall and has an unusual ambience from the unique natural cascading water feature. Definitely very beautiful and excellent backdrop for couple having their photos taken. We were there in the early part of the morning and there was not many visitors... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

This is your quiet kind of waterfall. It's not majestic because it comes from underground water rather than a river or any other sort of flowing water. But the place itself is very peaceful and there are stairs to get to high spots of the surrounding hills. Just be very quiet if you do decide to take the hike as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

A quick (but expensive: 710¥ one way!) bus ride up from Karuizawa station you find this beautiful water wonder in the middle of the forest, 150 flat meters from the stop, where there are also some shops. We came mid-November, and the fallen leaves have it a special touch. Touristy but not too crowded, at least on a Tuesday PM.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Maybe I had high expectations for the falls given it is one of the main things people come to see in Karuizawa (at least in autumn). I was slightly underwhelmed, and it reminded me of the manmade cascade you see in the lobby of office buildings. It was nice to walk around and the falls are very close to the... More 

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