Tatsuzawa Fudo Falls

Tatsuzawa Fudo Falls

Breathe in the cool, crisp negative ion air and relax under the shade of trees as you marvel at the beauty of the Tatsuzawa Fudo Falls. Two waterfalls make up the Tatsuzawa Fudo Falls; Odaki is considered the male fall and is the larger of the two (16 m tall), while the smaller of the two is considered female and called Medaki. The sight is indeed lovely to behold as the silvery waterfalls over the rocks below.

The Tatsuzawa Fudo Falls are located in Inawashiro Town and are beautiful year-round. These falls are also a treasure for photographers because of how serene they are surrounded by nature on all sides. In spring and summer, the lush greenery makes the whole forest feel alive; in autumn, the vibrant colors of the leaves reflect off the water and give it a painterly feel. With proper snow equipment, you can even visit in winter and see the stark contrast falls against the white snow.

The drive up to the falls is only 15 minutes from central Inawashiro Town, and there’s a small parking lot about a 10-minute hike from the falls. The walk itself is easy and smooth. You’ll first pass Lady Medaki before arriving at the main Odaki falls. And with maple trees framing the waterfall just perfectly, you’ll want to be sure to remember your camera and perhaps a tripod as well.

There is even nearby onsen for you to stay and relax afterward. So why not visit the falls to relax your mind and soul, and then go for a soothing dip in the hot springs to rejuvenate your body. You won’t be disappointed with the vista of the falls or the nearby area.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Website https://bandaisan.or.jp/ib/en/nature/
Contact

Inawashiro Tourist Association

(+81) 242-62-2048

Best Season All Year
Parking Available (Space for 20 cars)
Access Details
Access Tatsuzawa, Kogai, Inawashiro Town, Yama District, Fukushima Pref. 969-2752 View directions
Getting there

By Car: 30 min drive from Inawashiro-Bandaikogen I.C. exit off the Ban-etsu Expressway. The falls are a 10 min walk from the parking lot.

By Train: 30 min by taxi from Inawashiro Station (JR Ban-etsu West Line). Walk about 10 min after alighting from the taxi.

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