Summer is coming around the corner, which mean it is getting hotter and hotter day by day. Many people want to escape from these hot days, then how can we do this? Staying home with air conditioner? It’s boring! This article introduce authentic and cool place in Karuizawa, which is called Shiraito Falls. Just forget your busy work and hot days, then visit Shiraito Falls.
How authentic is Shiraito Falls? – Famous summer resort in Karuizawa
Photo Credit: Ken Yamaguchi@flickr.com
Shiraito Falls is the most famous summer resort in Karuizawa which is part of Kanto region. You will also find “Shiraito Falls” in Shizuoka Prefecture, but Shiraito Falls explained in this article locates Karuizawa, which is part of Nagano Prefecture, so don’t mistake it!
Shiraito Falls is along with Shiraito Highway and the east base of Asama Volcano. The view of this waterfalls looks like huge white curtain in the nature. Water itself, which is splashing is obviously cool, but even only seeing it makes you feel cool from your eyes. This is why this area is one of the most popular summer resorts.
Another reason Shiraito Falls is famous is that transparency even after raining. Water falling to basin is like “string”, which is why this waterfall is called “Shiraito (ito means string in Japanese)”, and looks more beautiful with green color nature around.
Projection Mapping at night
Photo Credit: nagano-tabi
Shiraito Falls is not only for daytime, but also night as well. Since 2011, “Karuizawa, Shiraito Falls Illusion”, which is lighting up and project mapping event has been implemented only at summer night time. This event is conducted every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and people can enjoy another fantastic view of Shiraito Falls.
Photo Credit: nagano-tabi
Implementation of this event in this year has not been mentioned yet, but probably it will start from the end of July or the beginning of August. They also care about electric energy use and environment effect for this event, so don’t worry about it and enjoy the beautiful nature show!
Projection mapping, which was conducted last year, is like this. Animals and fireworks are represented on the waterfall in the effective way, and so cool, isn’t it!?
Forget summer heat!
How is Shiraito Falls for you? I know you have already felt cool just because of looking at some pictures above, step into there is more authentic and much cooler! Step out from your home and visit Shiraito Falls to forget summer heat and your busy day. One thing in the end, don’t mistake with another Shiraito Falls. Shiraito Falls introduces here locates in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture!
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Address: Nagakura, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano prefecture
Access: 25 mins bus ride from Karuizawa station, and get off at Shiraitonotaki bus stop. 5 minutes walk from there.
Admission Fee: free
Website: Shiraito Waterfall (Japanese)