Shiraito Falls

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Shiraito Falls
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Shiraito Falls is located in Japan
Shiraito Falls
LocationFujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Coordinates35°18′45″N 138°35′20″E / 35.31250°N 138.58889°E / 35.31250; 138.58889Coordinates: 35°18′45″N 138°35′20″E / 35.31250°N 138.58889°E / 35.31250; 138.58889
Typemultiple fan
Total height20 m
Average width200 m

Shiraito Falls (白糸の滝, Shiraito-no-taki) is a waterfall in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture, near Mount Fuji, Japan. It is part of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and has been protected since 1936 as a Japanese Natural Monument.

The falls were regarded as sacred under the Fuji cult. Another waterfall, the Otodome Falls is approximately a five-minute walk away.

The Shiraito Falls is listed as one of "Japan’s Top 100 Waterfalls", in a listing published by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment in 1990. It was also selected by the Tokyo Nichi Nichi Shimbun and Osaka Mainichi Shimbun.[1] as one of the 100 Landscapes of Japan in 1927. In 2013 the waterfall was added to the World Heritage List as part of the Fujisan Cultural Site.[2]

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  1. ^ "日本八景(昭和2年)の選定内容" (PDF). Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 17 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration: Maps". World Heritage. UNESCO. Retrieved 2013-07-04.
  • Southerland, Mary and Britton, Dorothy. The National Parks of Japan. Kodansha International (1995). ISBN 4-7700-1971-8

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