Fukuroda Falls

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Fukuroda Falls
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Fukuroda Falls
Fukuroda Falls is located in Ibaraki Prefecture
Fukuroda Falls
Fukuroda Falls is located in Japan
Fukuroda Falls
LocationDaigo, Ibaraki, Japan
Coordinates36°45′52″N 140°24′27.5″E / 36.76444°N 140.407639°E / 36.76444; 140.407639
TypeMulti-Step
Total height120 m
Number of drops4
Average width73 m
WatercourseTaki River

Fukuroda Falls (袋田の滝, Fukuroda-no-taki) is a waterfall located in the town of Daigo, Ibaraki Prefecture Japan. It is a nationally designated Place of Scenic Beauty.[1]and is one of "Japan’s Top 100 Waterfalls", per a listing published by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment in 1990.[2] 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).

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The falls are located within the borders of the Okukuji Prefectural Nature Park. The falls are on the Taki River (滝川, Taki-gawa), which has its source spring just above the falls. The river ultimately joins the Kuji River, one of the major rivers in the northern Kantō region. The falls have a width of 73 metres (240 ft) and are 120 metres (390 ft) at their highest point, with four main tiers. Geologically, the falls are located on a cliff created by a volcanic ejecta some 15 million years ago. During winter the falls may freeze.

The closest train station is Fukuroda Station on the JR East Suigun Line located 3 kilometers away. By car, the falls can be reached from the Naka Interchange on the Jōban Expressway to Japan National Route 118 in the direction of Ōmiya.

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  1. ^ "袋田の滝及び生瀬滝". Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 10 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Japan’s Top 100 Waterfalls Ministry of Environment (in Japanese)

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