Fukiware Waterfalls

Water gushing down from two sides

By Masato Kitamura   Jun 11, 2014 - 1 min read

Fukiware-no-taki (吹割の滝), or Fukiware Falls, is a famous waterfall in Numata-shi, Gumma Prefecture. It measures 7 meters in height and 30 meters in width. Rocks with interesting and unique shapes can be found in the so-called Katashina ravine which continues for over 1.5 km. The riverbed is made of granite, but the area around the waterfall has a softer character, so that over time the stream has created cracks that continued to grow. The Japanese name of the falls “Fukiware-no-taki” reflects this phenomenon. 

To access the waterfall from Tokyo, take the Kanetsu National Expressway until Numata Interchange and change to National Route 120 in the direction of Nikko or Oze for about 30 minutes. You will find the falls along this road.

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Masato Kitamura

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I was born and grew up in Nagano city. After that I lived in Osaka nine years. Later years I live in Kanto plain. I worked for 36 years as a programmer and related business in a software company. I was retirement of 60 years old. Now I’m doing a part-time job at near my house. I like personal computers. I enjoy to plan a trip and to go sightseeing. I like to look for cheap hotels.