The fantastic appearance of it takes your breath away.
Karuizawa is located across Nagano Prefecture and Gunma Prefecture, and is divided into “Karuizawa” and “Kita Karuizawa” areas. The Shiraito Highland Way connects the two locations. “Shiraito no Taki” (Shiraito Waterfall) is on the eastern foot of Asama Volcano, along that road. The source of Shiraito Waterfall is an abundant amount of spring water that springs from the basement and rock surface. It is an artificial waterfall made using that water.
In general, the source of a waterfall does not always look beautiful because it becomes cloudy or temporarily increases when it rains. On that point, Shiraito Waterfall is not affected by rain and always maintains high transparency.
It was named “Shiraito Waterfall” (‘Shiraito’ means white thread) because it looks like a white, fine thread when the water flows down the waterfall. Is it beautiful and harmonious with the surrounding forest, and is this an artificial one? Many people think that. It is also popular as a healing spot, and it is a place that is crowded with many tourists every day. It is said that it was made mainly for sightseeing, but now it is very popular as a scenic spot in Karuizawa.
Shiraito Waterfall holds “Light-Up & Projection Mapping” every year. The fantastic appearance of the waterfall and the light-up is so beautiful that it takes your breath away and you will be fascinated.
The impression of daytime and night is quite different, so if you go there, let’s compare both.
Also, please enjoy the “Star Walk” after watching the light up of Shiraito Waterfall. Since the altitude is high, you can clearly see the Milky Way and typical summer constellations. Spend the summer in a slightly different way to create wonderful memories.
Charms and Highlights of “Shiraito no Taki” (Shiraito Waterfall)
It is a masterpiece that many waterfalls flowing across a wide rocky skin all at once.
There are many famous waterfalls called “Shiraito no Taki” (Waterfall – Shiraito) throughout the country, but Karuizawa ‘s “Shiraito no Taki” is a popular sightseeing where elegant figures with numerous waterfalls all flowing across a wide rocky skin Earth. A white waterfall shines on the moss covering the surrounding greenery and rocky skin, and the beautiful space expands to the full field of sight. Here, it is a sightseeing spot with outstanding healing effect which is refreshing feeling.
It is located in Kita Karuizawa area of Nagano prefecture. As you follow the clear flow surrounded by the forest, a waterfall with a height of 3 meters and a width of 70 meters will appear. It is a masterpiece that many waterfalls flowing across a wide rocky skin all at once. Waterfall-Shiraito born from the underwater of Mt. Asama has a constant amount of water regardless of the weather and is always pure.
Kita Karuizawa is an area where many nature is left, especially the famous scenic spot is around Waterfall-Shiraito. In the surroundings of Waterfall – Shiraito, the promenade “Shinanoji nature sidewalk” is in place and you can walk a walking path around the two waterfalls Waterfall-Shiraito and Waterfall-Ryugaeshi. Even hiking beginners are relatively easy to walk around the waterfall, enjoying plenty of minus ions forest bath.
Waterfall-Shiraito, a natural scenic spot, you can enjoy the different seasons of the seasons. From spring to summer, the surrounding greenery and moss add color to the waterfall, and in autumn you can see stunning autumn leaves. And in the winter you can see the clear air and the falls in the snow.
Lighting up is also done depending on the time, so if you want to see the fantastic Waterfall – Shiraito of the night, please come and visit.
Famous place of summer resort Karuizawa
The Shiraito no Taki (Waterfall-Siraito) is one of the popular sightseeing spots in a famous place of summer resort Karuizawa that a beautiful forest surrounds. It is the beautiful place that is fully felt the clear air, which is chillier than its surroundings. The height is approximately 3m, but width is about 70m, the groundwater which runs down many places of the wall create the beautiful scenery such as the curtain of the white silk thread.
Attract people with seasonal beauty
Because the water supply source of this waterfall is subsoil water of Mount Asama, so there is not the river on the waterfall, and if you look intently at it, you notice that the water begins to spring out from surface of black rock.
The comparison with the grove covering the surrounds is beautiful, and it attract people with seasonal beauty like the early summer as for the fresh green, the colored leaves dazzling in autumn, and the winter snow scene.
Always keeps high transparency
The source of the general waterfall is not always seen with beautiful figures when it rains, water is muddy and rise temporarily. On that point, Shiraito no Taki without being affected by the rain, it always keeps high transparency.
Harmonizes with its surrounding forests
It was named “Shiraito no Taki” because it looks like small white thread when water runs to the basin of a waterfall. It harmonizes with its surrounding forests, you’d never believe it is artificial
A picturesque scenery spot in Karuizawa
It becomes popular as a spot to improve the body’s natural healing powers, so it is a place full of many tourists day after day. It is said that it was made for sightseeing mainly, but, it became the popular place now for a picturesque scenery spot in Karuizawa.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Name:||Shiraito no Taki (Waterfall-Siraito)|
|Adresse:||Nagakura Kitasakugun Karuizawamachi, Nagano 389-0111 Japan|
|Access:||JR Hokuriku-shinkansen Line “Karuizawa-eki Station” (25 minutes by bus)|
|Tel:||(+81) 267-45-8579 (Karuizawa-cho Tourism Office)|
|Price / Charge||Free|