The other day, in a frigid morning my good friend Mr. Osamu Kurosawa, 黒澤脩さん, A true historian of Shizuoka prefecture took to another site of note in the back country of Shimada City, more precisely to a Waterfalls called “Fudou no Taki/不動の滝” located in a natural park called “Fudo No Taki Waterfalls Natural Park Auto Camp/不動の滝自然広場オートキャンプ場”!
As it was winter, we were interfering with anybody!
This very camp is in the center of a natural park forest where many bird watchers gather all year round!
The park is well-equipped and even has a washroom for wheel chair users!
The City of Shimada looks after the site and is very strict about its cleanliness and safety!
They are particularly touchy about bush fires!
The entrance to the way leading to the waterfalls!
The lane is following a stream among the rocks. In summer it could easily become a torrent!
On the way there is sight typical of noted waterfalls in Japan. Can you guess?
Okay, you might not be able to read the Japanese!
It the location of a small Shinto Shrine!
“Fudou Shinto Shrine”!
Clap your hands twice to wake up the sleepy deity!
Going back to the mountain trail through the torii/shinto shrine sacred portal!
Good exercise after the revelries of the night before!
Stopping on the way for a look at the stream!
Still in winter as shown by the ice!
It was still a few degrees below zero, but this a great place to cool down in Shimada stifling summers!
The last bridge before the waterfalls!
Looking back down the stream!
The Fudou Waterfalls!
There is not so much water running down in winter, but it can become a wet experience in summer!
Great possibilities for photographers!
Fudo No Taki Waterfalls Natural Park Auto Camp
428-0304 Shizuoka Prefecture, Shimada City, Kawane Hon Cho, Shimoizumi, 1122
住所： 〒428-0304 静岡県榛原郡 川根本町下泉 1122
HOMEPAGE (Japanese + some English)
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