“Fukuroda-no-Taki Fall” listed as one of Japan’s three famous waterfall along with “Kegon-no-Taki Fall” of Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, and “Nachi-no-Taki Fall” of Katsuura Wakayama Prefecture. It is located in Daigo-machi Town at the border with Fukushima Prefecture.
The tourist attraction “Fukuroda Fall”, the representative of Ibaraki Prefecture, is a waterfall over the Takigawa River, a tributary of Kujigawa River, and boasts a height of 120 meters and a width of 73 meters. It is also called “Yodo-no-Takii Fall” (four times fall) because the flow of the fall falls four stages of the rock wall. Every season the scenery is splendid, especially the “icefall” where the falls freeze is famous.
In “Fukuroda Fall”, you can enjoy a different angle view from the two viewing stands, the 1st Falls stand, which looks up at the waterfall from the bottom, and the 2nd Falls stand, which looks down from the top. The landscape created by nature and the sound of running water heal our minds. First of all, it is a good idea to enjoy the charm of “Fukuroda Fall” from the First Falls stand. The First Falls stand is located just 10 meters from the waterfall, from where you can see how water falling down into the Takigawa River. Because of the splashed water that rises from the waterfall, it wraps people who visit with cool and comfortable air.
Because the second Falls stand is about 51 meters above the First Falls stand, you can appreciate the whole view of “Fukuroda Fall”. The beauty that nature created over a long time will attract visitors.
“The Fukuroda waterfall” counted by one of the three Japanese greatest waterfall is a sightseeing spot which Ibaragi Prefecture is proud of. The poet-monk Saigyo priest of the Heian era had composed a poem of this waterfall.
It is the white line which is calm when you look from far away, but it will show violence which strikes the ground if you approach. You will be attracted to its beautiness and the time went by unnoticed.
The waterfall in Fukuroda which starts branch Takikawa river, is proud of a scale 120 meters in height, and 73 meters in width.
Because the flow of the waterfall drops in four steps of vast rock faces, it is also called the alias “the waterfall of Yodo” (the waterfall of four times). Moreover, when Saigyo Hoshi visited this ground a long time ago, it is told that he praised it as “this waterfall cannot taste the true character if I do not come once in the four seasons”
The line to create of the water flowing through four steps of rock faces is smooth like white thread, and sometimes it is intense and various faces are shown.
Spring bordered by the green of trees sprouting new grass, summer demanding cool air, autumn fascinating autumnal leaves carry out makeup of a waterfall, winter which the waterfall freezes in severe cold, the Fukuroda waterfall changes a figure seasonally.
The whole waterfall may freeze pure white in severe winter, you can see the figure of the ice climber challenging the iceberg.
Moreover, in the event ‘Okukuji-Fukuroda “a journey of winter waterfall”’ held in winter, visionary scenery of winter, such as lighting of the waterfall and illuminations of the suspension bridge, is directed.
|Name:||Fukuroda no Taki (Fukuroda Waterfall)|
|Address:||Fukuroda 3-19 Kujigun Daigomachi, Ibaraki 319-3523 Japan|
|Access:||JR Suigun-sen Line “Fukuroda-eki Station” (5 minutes by car)|
|Tel:||(+81) 295-72-1138 (Daigo Town Tourism Office)|
|Price:||300 yen (Adult)
150 yen (Junior High / Elementary School Students)
Free (Preschool children)
Please refer the official web page.