World of Waterfalls Blog

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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

Shirahige Waterfall (shirahige-no-taki [白ひげの滝])

Shirahige Waterfall (白ひげの滝; Shirahige Falls) was an attractive waterfall with sky blue color emerging as springs below some resorts of the Shirogane Onsen.

Ashiribetsu Waterfall (ashiribetsu-no-taki [あしりべつの滝])

Ashiribetsu Waterfall (あしりべつの滝; Ashiribetsu Falls) was a pair of waterfalls spilling opposite each other in the Takino Suzuran Hillside Park near Sapporo.

“Surviving The Trip” (Northern Japan – July 13, 2023 to July 27, 2023)

That said, I knew that I was definitely not feeling 100% by this time… and I was also concerned about airport authorities maybe forcing quarantine on me…

Choshi Otaki Waterfall (choshi-otaki [銚子大滝])

Choshi Otaki Waterfall (小坂七滝; Choshi Otaki Falls) was a 7m tall 20m wide gusher making it the largest waterfall on the main branch of the Oirase Stream.

Kosaka Nanataki Waterfall (kosaka-nanataki [小坂七滝])

Kosaka Nanataki Waterfall (小坂七滝; Kosaka Nanataki Falls) was a roadside waterfall tumbling some 60m over apparently 7 drops between Kosaka and Lake Towada.

Kamabuchi Waterfall (kamabuchi-no-taki [釜淵の滝])

Kamabuchi Waterfall (釜淵の滝; Kamabuchi Falls) was a short but sweet 8.5m waterfall named after the rounded surface that apparently looks like an inverted pot.

Hottai Waterfall (hottai-no-taki [法体の滝])

Hottai Waterfall (法体の滝; Hottai Falls) was a trapezoidal-shaped 57m waterfall that was unusual in that it faces the mountain whose slope it resides upon.

Mogami Shiraito Waterfall (mogami-shiraito-no-taki [最上川白糸の滝])

Mogami Shiraito Waterfall (最上川白糸の滝; “White Thread Falls”) was an impressively tall 120m waterfall spilling into the Mogami River (one of Japan’s longest).

Shirogane Waterfall (shirogane-no-taki [白銀の滝])

Shirogane Waterfall (白銀の滝; Shirogane Falls) was an attractive 22m waterfall located upstream from Ginzan Onsen’s charming and nostalgic historic town center.

Tamasudare Waterfall (tamasudare-no-taki [玉簾の滝])

Tamasudare Waterfall (玉簾の滝) was an easy-to-access waterfall near Sakata with a 63m plunge making it the tallest such waterfall in the Yamagata Prefecture.

Sotaki Waterfall (Sotaki [惣滝])

Sotaki Waterfall (惣滝; “So Falls”) was a towering 80m waterfall near the Tsubame Onsen, which also offers a back-to-nature rotemburo experience after a hike.

Yonako Waterfall (Yonako-otaki [米子大瀑布])

Yonako Waterfall (米子大瀑布; Yonako Great Falls) was a pair of tall, plunging waterfalls (Fudo Falls and Gongen Falls) seen together at the edge of a caldera.

Shiraito Waterfall (Shiraito-no-taki [白糸の滝])

Shiraito Waterfall (白糸の滝; “White Thread Falls”) was a 70m wide spring with clear blue water dropping 3m over that stretch near the Karuizawa resort area.

Ryusoga Waterfall (Ryusogataki [龍双ケ滝])

Ryusoga Waterfall (龍双ケ滝; Ryuso Falls) was a large and attractive 60m fan-type waterfall that spreads out into a tight gorge shared with a single-lane road.

Ubagataki Waterfall (Ubagataki [姥ヶ滝])

Ubagataki Waterfall (姥ヶ滝; Ubagataki Falls) was a large and unusual, yellow waterfall with 2 foot baths situated underneath the Hakusan White Road Toll Road.

Fukube Waterfall (Fukube-no-otaki [ふくべの大滝])

Fukube Waterfall (ふくべの大滝; Fukube Great Falls) was a towering 86m roadside waterfall right next to the Hakusan-Shirakawago White Road and close to Ubagataki.

“Spreading Misadventures” (Northern Japan – July 3, 2023 to July 12, 2023)

…I asked [them] to try the same ETC gate as us just to make sure it was their card that was defective or something… we needed to have a change of plans…

Yinhe Cave Waterfall (銀河洞瀑布 [Yínhé Dòng Pùbù])

Yinhe Cave Waterfall (银河洞瀑布; Yinhedong Pubu) is a popular yet unusual waterfall in that it sits next to a temple or shrine that was built into a cave.

“It’s A Family Affair” (Taiwan – June 27, 2023 to July 3, 2023)

As the road momentarily straightened out, we immediately noticed that the front right tire was flat, and trying to fix it on these twisty mountain roads…

Cheonjiyeon Falls (cheonjiyeon pokpo [천지연폭포])

Cheonjiyeon Falls (천지연폭포; Cheonjiyeon Pokpo) is a wide waterfall reachable by an easy flat walk in the western outskirts of Seogwipo City on Jeju Island.