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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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great great fall

we hired a taxi and did not regret our decision at all. This is a fall not to missed when you are in the Karuizawa area

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2016
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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made a quick stop here without plans to do so, and we were so glad we did. Beautiful falls, with a unique look because the water seeps out if the rock, it's not a river spilling over. It's busy but people are very polite. Good street food on the road nearby, too.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's nice beautiful quiet place. The fall is not big so it is right in fount of you. Suggest you take the local bus and go up directly. Then you can take a return bus and stop over at old town (Ginza street) or other down town attractions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

we hired a taxi and did not regret our decision at all. This is a fall not to missed when you are in the Karuizawa area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

I LOVE Shiraito Falls! They are so peaceful to watch and serene to hear. They are very amazing in that the water does not flow from a river. The water comes up deeply from underground, taking 6 to 7 years to reach the surface. The walk is a short hike so everybody should be able to do it! The souvenir... More 

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Thank Judy I
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Not big as i Imaged but the weather was too nice ;)) just need to pay for the highway fee so you can take a walk up to moutan with a Apple ice cream 350¥

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Senggigi, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

I expected to see bigger waterfall, but it was not. Only 5 minutes walking from the bus stop in shiraito, and it's easy to access this spot. As we came on early spring, we didn't see much greenery on the way to the fall.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

23-minute/710 yen windy bus ride from stop #2 to the right of Karuizawa Station's North Exit. Just a 5-minute walk to the fall - nice and beautiful enough but much smaller and less impressive than I imagined. It probably wouldn't take you more than 15 minutes to enjoy the falls. There are trails around if you've got time to kill... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

U can take bus no 2 outside the Karuizawa station. It is about 30 min ride n fare is yen 720. Be sure to drop by the Tourist information office inside the station to collect a bus time table. The area is small n u can spend less than one hour m then catch the return bus to station. It... More 

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Shanghai, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Shiraito Falls is one of Karuizawa sightings. There is a bus from train station taking you there in less hour. According to pictures we saw, we knew it was a small fall but we were rather expecting to have a nice walk in snowy mountains and we were disappointed: from bus stop to falls, you walk only 5 minutes and,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Despite of the extreme cold and the slippery frozen ground we still enjoy our brief walk into the falls. There were constant flow of water but definitely not strong as warmer days.

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