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Shasui no Taki (Water fall of Shasui) / Takizawa River

Marvelous fall and superb water

10 minutes taxi ride from JR Gotenba Line's "Yamakita" station takes you to beautiful Shasui no Taki water fall. This remarkable fall attracts many tourists all year long for the splendor of its view in a glen with countless trees. At the upstream of "Sakawagawa River", the fall has height of 120m which breaks down to three parts. It is a great place to escape from summer heat as sole glance of the scenery seems to bring refreshing cool air to those at the site.
By the walkway to the fall, a water spout space is set up for water enthusiasts who take it for drinking, making teas, or cooking.
The fall is also known as a place for ascetic practices by Kamakura-era priests who beat themselves by the fallen water.

Location: Hirayama, Yamakita-machi, Ashigara-Ue-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
Transportation: 40 minutes walk from "Yamakita" station on JR Gotenba Line
Contact: Yamakita-machi Tourism Association 81-(0)465-75-2717

Shasui-no-Taki waterfall」
Spring water drops on rock surface