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Located near Mt. Fuji, Shiraito Falls is considered one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Japan. The waterfall is made from rock formations created by the multiple eruptions. Stretching across 200 meters and a height of 20 meters, the water flowing over the falls varies in intensity with a majority of them being thin and delicate like a thread thus the name Shiraito or “white threads”. The water itself comes from the snowmelt of Mt. Fuji and makes its way down to the waterfall.
Shiraito Falls is designated as a National Scenic Spot and a Natural Monument due to the spectacular view and unique nature of the waterfall. In addition, the waterfall was also included a one of the 25 constituent assets when Mt. Fuji was designated as a World Cultural Heritage Site. As you hike up, the waterhole and waterfall come into view from the observatory, providing a clear view of the water flowering over the cliff. The cherry on top comes from the fact that Mt. Fuji is also visible over the trees if weather permits, adding to the already majestic scenery. The transparent waterfall in contrast with the emerald green trees makes for a dynamically natural sight recommended to all.
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