Shira-Ito Waterfall Hike, Japan

Shira-Ito Waterfall is one of the best waterfalls I’ve seen in Japan so far. It looks like it would belong in Croatia, with its 150m wide cascading waterfall that falls gracefully down the rocks and into the valley below.

A beautiful set of falls that are absolutely worth visiting if you’re in the Fuji area, and arguably one of the best waterfalls in the whole of Japan (Taken from other people’s words, not mine!).

A short, and easy hike, with only some steps to tackle, makes this waterfall accessible to many and easy to get to.

With wonderful views over Mt Fuji and an incredible set of waterfalls to ogle at – this is a must-add to your Japanese Itinerary.

How to get to Shira-Ito Waterfall

Not too far from the Shin-Fuji area and Fuji Five lakes, there is bus and train access to this set of waterfalls, but as always definitely much easier if you’ve got your own transport.

The falls parking is 500 yen, which is around £3. Worth it to visit these incredible waterfalls.

My Experience with Shira-Ito Waterfall

Slowly making my way from Tokyo to Osaka, this was one on the list to visit after being in and around Mt Fuji.

Having only seen a few photos of this specific set of waterfalls, I didn’t really know what to expect.

However, what I didn’t expect was a 150m wide wall of waterfalls flowing down the rocks and into the river below.

Fresh spring water from Fuji flows directly to these falls, and as the snow is currently melting from Mount Fuji’s snowcapped top, this meant a set of waterfalls in full force.

Something out of Plitvice Lakes, or a Bosnian waterfall, the greens and turquoises here were ridiculous. Made only better by the fact you’ve got a view over Mount Fuji, Japan’s most iconic mountain, from the viewpoint.

Not a big day by all means, but if you get there early, and pick a good day then these falls are most definitely worth the visit.

If you’ve any questions about Shira-Ito Waterfall then drop them in the comments below and I’ll be happy to help.

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