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Shiraito Falls

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Address: Kitasaku-gun, Karuizawa-machi 3890111, Nagano Prefecture
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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 4 weeks ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Cleetsang
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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 

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¥

Thank Kun Kon S
Senggigi, Indonesia
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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.

Thank cclombok
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
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 

Thank redeyeblues
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

Thank Elaine W
Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Thank Wai C
Singapore, Singapore
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55 attraction reviews
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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.

Thank Debbiehmw
Port Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

This is the spring at the beginning of the river. I've never seen anything like it. It was very pretty, lots of water, shiny rocks and mosses and ferns.

Thank Rstar14
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

By itself nothing spectacular, the Shiraito falls is nevertheless a must-see when visiting Karuizawa, two hours from Tokyo. A store on the highway at the entrance to the path that leads to the falls sells salt-roasted fish that is absolutely delicious. Best to reach with a car but can be with bus too.

Thank eymwonder

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