Monday, July 25, 2011

The Seven Most Beautiful Waterfalls of Japan

Japan is a beautiful and progressive country. It is one of the wealthiest nations in the world. It is endowed with many wonderful scenery and natural beauties.

Here they are the most spectacular waterfalls in the “Land of the Rising Sun” – Japan.

1.) Kegon Falls

Kegon Falls is ranked number one in Japan as the most beautiful waterfall. ,Kegon no Taki are located at Lake Chuzenji in Nikko National Park in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture. It is 97 meters in height making it one of the 3 highest waterfalls in the country. The Kegon Falls are not just beautiful; they are infamous for suicides, especially among Japanese youth.

2.) Nachi Falls

Nachi Falls is ranked number two as the most beautiful waterfall in Japan. ,Nachi no Taki is located in Nachikatuura, Wakayama Prefecture. It is one of the most popular waterfalls in the archipelago. It is 133 meters in height and is believed to house a kami called Hiryu Gongen worshiped at Kumano Nachi Taisha.

3.) Fukuroda Falls

Fukuroda Falls or, Fukurodanotaki are wonder-falls located in the town of Daigo in Ibaraki Prefecture, Fukuroda district. It has a height of 120 meters and a width of 73 meters. It is regarded as the 3rd most beautiful Japanese waterfall.  The waterfalls freeze during winter.

4&5.) Hannoki Falls/ Shomyƍ Falls

4.) Hannoki Falls is located in Toyama Prefecture and is the tallest waterfall in Japan with an astounding height of 497 meters. It is not so popular because it only has water from April to July when the snow covering the Midagahara plateau melts. From July to March, its neighbor, Shomyo Falls, is the tallest waterfalls in Japan. Hannoki and Shomyo falls are twin waterfalls.

5.) Shomyo Falls or, Shomyo-daki is located in the town of Tateyama, Toyama Prefecture. It is 350 meters in height with four stages: the first is 70 m, the second is 58 m, the third is 96 m, and the last is 126 m high. The biggest amount of water flows through the falls in the early summer, when the snow covering the Tateyama Mountains melts.

It is regarded as the tallest waterfalls in Japan while its twin waterfalls, the Hannoki Falls, is usually considered the seasonable tallest.

6.) Nunobiki Falls

Nunobiki Falls ,or Nunobiki no Taki is a set of waterfalls located near the downtown Kobe. These waterfalls are of great importance in Japanese art and literature. Nunobiki is considered one of the greatest "divine falls" together with Nachi Falls and Kegon Falls. Nunobiki Waterfalls comprises 4 separate falls: Mendaki, Meotodaki, Ondaki and Tsusumigadaki.

7.) Shindo Falls

Shindo Falls is an 83 meter or 272 ft tall waterfall in Japan. After rain fall, this waterfall has large volume of falling water.

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