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Furepe-no-Taki Falls

フレペの滝

Blue frozen tears of maiden

Experiences, Sights, Winter

This beautiful waterfall is also called the “Tears of the Maiden”. There is no river connected to the waterfall. It’s a rare waterfall where the flowing water falls directly into the ocean from a crevice in a split cliff.

It’s about a 20-minute walk to the lookout spot from the Shiretoko National Park Nature Center via the walking trail. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to meet a group of Yezo deer.

In the winter season, visitors can rent boots and snow shoes at the Shiretoko National Park Nature Center. The waterfall is hoisted up by the bleak winds and the blue frozen view is both beautiful and inspiring.

What’s more, in late January the drift ice flows right on down to below the cliff, close enough that you can’t even hear the waves over the grinding sound of the drift ice.

 

Furepe Waterfall

MAPCODE: 757 603 547*58?

Address: Iwaobetsu, Onnebetsu Mura, Shari Town

URL: http://center.shiretoko.or.jp/guide/furepe/