Surreal Fukiware Falls in Numata

River gorge carved into fantastic shapes

By Cathy Cawood    - 1 min read

On a recent road trip through Gunma we stopped at Fukiware Falls. This river gorge has been shaped into a surreal vista of massive rock cliffs and holes in the riverbed, due to the mixed geological composition of the rock. It was very impressive. There is a trail that circumnavigates the gorge, crossing the river at two points, so that you can enjoy the scenery from every angle.

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Cathy Cawood

Cathy Cawood @cathy.cawood

 I came to Japan in 2003 to teach English. I lived in Shiga prefecture for one year, and it still holds a special place in my heart. I lived in Kyoto for nine years, then moved to Machida, Tokyo in 2014 after meeting my Japanese partner. I love to take photos, and my Japan in Pictures Facebook page has some 40,000 followers. I have been the Regional Partner for Yamanashi Prefecture since 2014. I am enjoying exploring the prefectures around Tokyo (I like to get off the beaten track), and I hope the photos and stories I share will encourage more people to discover this wonderful country.