Fukuroda Falls (Daigo Town)
Fukuroda Falls is known as one of Japan’s ‘Three Great Waterfalls’ and it’s not hard to see why. Water cascades over four levels of rocky cliff face, earning it the alternative name of ‘Yodo no Taki’ meaning ‘falls four times’.
The falls are particularly beautiful during the Autumn when the surrounding mountains are transformed by the fiery reds and oranges of the Autumn foliage. Fukuroda Falls is said to be one of the three great waterfalls of Japan. If you can’t make it during the Autumn, don’t worry – during the Winter, the falls freeze over in a stunning icy spectacle, and the cool spray of the rushing water makes them a great place to escape the heat of the Japanese summer.
The Fukuroda Falls area is also the start of several beginner-friendly hiking trails which are a great way to explore more of northern Ibaraki’s stunning mountain seriously.
If hiking isn’t your thing, head to one of the soba noodle restaurants or souvenir shops at the base of the falls, or sample some of the area’s famous apple pie!
3-19, Fukuroda, Daigo Town
PARKINGBy public transport: take the JR Suigun Line to Fukuroda Station. From the station, take a bus or taxi to the falls (around 10 minutes).
Note (April 2020): part of the Suigun Line is currently closed due to typhoon damage. A replacement bus service is currently in operation but please check all train and bus times carefully before travelling to the falls as buses are limited.
By car: around 50 minutes from Naka IC on the Joban Expressway.
HOURSMay - October: 08:00-18:00
November - April: 09:00 - 17:00