17 FUJI

2014.1.23

Shiraito Falls, one of the composition assets of a World Heritage site

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The Shiraito Falls are renowned as one of the most famous waterfalls in Japan. From summer 2013, the Shiraito Falls underwent improvements, such as the removal of a structural object from its waterfall basin and the construction of a new bridge, and its maintenance construction was finally completed on December 21, 2013. The water of the falls is melted snow water that runs down from Mt. Fuji, and gushes out of the walls of rocky cliff between the new Mt. Fuji volcanic layer; an upper stratum that runs water, and the old Mt. Fuji volcanic layer; the bottom stratum that does not run water. True to its name, the Shiraito Falls beautifully display 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. Come and enjoy the magical world that is created with the arches of water in three directions.

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世界文化遺産の構成資産「白糸の滝」

天下の名瀑としてその名を轟かす「白糸の滝」。平成24 年の夏から滝つぼにあった構造物の撤去や新たな橋の設置等を行い、平成25 年12 月21 日に周辺の整備工事が完成しました。この滝は、富士山の雪解け水が、水を通す上部の地層「新富士火山層」と水を通さない下部の地層「古富士火山層」の境の岩壁から湧き出しています。高さ20m・幅150m の湾曲した岩壁からは、大小数百の滝が流れ落ちており、その姿は、幾筋もの絹糸をたらしているように美しく見えます。三方が水のアーチとなった幻想的な世界をお楽しみください。