Fukuroda Falls

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Fukuroda Falls
Fukuroda Falls - 袋田の滝(ふくろだのたき).jpg
Location Fukuroda, Daigo-machi, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Coordinates 36°45′52″N 140°24′27.5″E / 36.76444°N 140.407639°E / 36.76444; 140.407639
Type Multi-Step
Total height 120 m
Number of drops 4
Watercourse Taki River (滝川 Taki-gawa?)

Fukuroda Falls (袋田の滝 Fukuroda-no-taki?) are located in Ibaraki Prefecture in the town of Daigo (大子町 Daigo-machi?), district Fukuroda (袋田?). The Taki River (滝川 Taki-gawa?) has its source spring just above the falls. The river flows through the falls and ultimately joins a major Kuji river (久慈川 Kuji-gawa?).

The width of the falls is 73 m, while the height reaches 120 m. During winter the falls may freeze. The falls are ranked as the third most beautiful waterfall in Japan, coming after Kegon Falls (華厳滝 Kegon-no-taki?) and Nachi Falls (那智滝 Nachi-no-taki?).

To get there by car, go up the Joban Expressway to the Naka Interchange and exit back towards Tsukuba. Turn right at the first main road and then again right on Route 118 a couple of km up from there. Continue up 118 through Omiya for about 35 km. The falls are to the right just shortly before you get to Daigo.

The closest train station is Fukuroda JR station located 2 kilometers away.

Coordinates: 36°45′52″N 140°24′27.5″E / 36.76444°N 140.407639°E / 36.76444; 140.407639