17 FUJI

2013.10.9

Shiraito Falls, the well-known scenic beauty

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Listed as one of the Japan's Top 100 Waterfalls, the Shiraito Falls has been protected as a special natural treasure of Japan. True to its name, the Shiraito Falls, which literally means "white thread falls", displays hundreds of silky water flows of all sizes rushing down from a curved cliff with a height of 20 meters and a width of 150 meters, just like threads of silk. Since the water gushing out of the abrupt cliff is also known as melted snow water that runs down from Mt. Fuji, the Shiraito Falls has been added to the World Heritage List as part of the Mt. Fuji Cultural Site. The maintenance work of the waterfall basin, which has been ongoing since last year, will be completed by the end of December. Once again, the famous waterfalls of the country will be available for viewing from up close.
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名勝「白糸の滝」

日本の滝百選にも選定される国の天然記念物「白糸の滝」。高さ20m・幅150mの湾曲した絶壁から流れ出る大小数百の滝が、まるで絹の糸のように美しく流れ出ることから名付けられました。また、絶壁から湧き出る水は富士山の雪解け水としても知られ、白糸の滝は、富士山世界文化遺産のための構成資産の一つに選出されています。昨年より行われていた滝つぼの整備工事も12月いっぱいで終了となり、天下の名瀑が再び、間近でお楽しみ頂けるようになります。