If you're traveling in Nagano Prefecture, somewhere around the city of Karuizawa, and have an hour or so to spare, don't miss out visiting Shiraito Falls (Shiraito No Taki). The beauty of this waterfall is not something you'll see everyday. Measuring three meters high and 70 meters wide, with hundreds of strands of waterfall that looks like thin threads, it is indeed one of the best spot to visit in Karuizawa.
*The English page is accessible after visiting their official Japanese page.
* From Karuizawa Station, it will only take a 25-minute bus ride (Kusakaro Kotsu Bus) to get to Shiraito Falls.
* From Nagoya Station, take the JR Wide View Shinano train bound for Shinonoi Station (2 hours and 54 minutes). From Shinonoi Station, change to any train that runs along Shinano Tetsudo Line bound for Karuizawa Station (1 hour and 5 minutes).
Photos & report by Monica E. Doble
* 15 JTNC Travel Reporters are currently reporting from Central Japan.