How to get to 「Kirifuri Waterfall」 Mt. Kurokami, Shimotsuke Province (下野黒髪山きりふりの瀧 )/ Shokoku taki-meguri  諸国瀧廻り (Tour of Waterfalls in Various Provinces) /Hokusai

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Shimotsuke Kurokamiyama Kirifuri-no-taki
(Kirifuri Waterfall, Mt. Kurokami, Shimotsuke Province) / Shokoku taki-meguri  諸国瀧廻り (Tour of Waterfalls in Various Provinces)

Print artist: Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾北斎)
Culture/period Tenpo Era 
Date1833 (circa)
Production place Made in: Japan 
Materials paper
Technique woodblock 


Kirifuji Fall Tochigi Hokusai

©Tochigi Tabi net

Access Tokorono, Tochigi Prefecture 321-1421
 Nikko City Official URL

Access by train or bus From JR Nikko Station or Tobu Nikko Line
Tobu Nikko Station From Tobu Bus "Kirifuri-kogen / Osasa Ranch Line "About 10 minutes,
get off at the Kiritfuritaki entrance, about 15 minutes on foot to the Falls


Kirifuri Fall is  counted as one of the Nikko Three Falls Waterfall, along with Kegon Waterfall and Urami  Falls from ancient times. The falls on the Kirifuri River are composed by two different levels,  Upper and lower.   Upper revel fall is  25 meter long while lower is 26 meters long.  Total height is 75 meters. They way water hits rocks and scatters seems as if foggy sways, and this is why this fall is called kirifuri (fog-sway) fall.

You can enjoy beautiful autumn leaves in October.
This fall is located in Nikko National Park and only 2 hours by Train. 
Transportation fee is 2700 yen from Asakusa. (Tobu line)
2060 yen from Shinjuku. (JR) as of 2019,1,19




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