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Ibaraki茨城県

Unmistakable seasonal changes are bright, breathtaking and unforgettable. Fukuroda-no-taki Falls to add splendor.

Oku-Kuji is located in the northernmost part of Ibaraki. It is an area, which is deep in Mt.Yamizo-san, the highest peak in the prefecture, where Kuji-gawa River flows from south to north. The 40 km of Kuji-gawa River starting at the border of Fukushima and Ibaraki through Daigo Basin to Yamagata Town, is full of steep-walled valleys and fast-flowing streams. There are camping sites and hiking courses available in the surrounding areas. It is also famous for fishing points and fish weirs where fishes come and swarm in gathered flows and trapped.

Fukuroda-no-taki Falls, said to be one of the most famous falls in Japan, is 120 m high and 73 m wide, stopping at four different levels on the way down. The fall also is called "Four-Time Falls" as it reflects four seasonal beauties such as fresh spring green, red leaves of autumn or icefall in winter.

There are plenty hot springs in the surrounding areas. The hot springs such as Daigo and Fukuroda are scattered in the area. There is also "Forespa Daigo" where you can indulge yourself in fourteen different kinds of spas such as herbal spa or Jacuzzi with swimsuit on is also a tempting option.

Directions

From Tokyo :
[Rail] By Limited Express on JR Joban Line for 1 hour and 5 minutes from Ueno Station to Mito Station. By JR Suigun Line for 1 hour and 20 minutes from Mito Station to Fukuroda Station. An hour and 25 minutes from Mito Station to Hitachi-Daigo Station.

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