Access Guide

How to Get to Fukiware no Taki Falls

Last updated: April 24, 2024

These impressive waterfalls in the lush Katashina Gorge are 7 meters high and 30 meters wide. Paths alongside the falls provide up-close views of the water as it cuts through the gorge and cascades downstream. The falls are accessible by train and bus from Tokyo via Jomo-Kogen or Takasaki stations.

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The Fukiware no Taki Falls are accessible by train and bus in around 2 hours and 30 minutes from Tokyo, via Jomo-Kogen Station. From Jomo-Kogen Station, take a bus bound for Oze Tokura and get off at the Fukiware no Taki Bus Stop. From there it is a short walk to reach the falls. Alternatively, you can take a train to Takasaki Station, transfer to the Joetsu Line to Numata Station, and then take a bus to the falls. This route is slightly cheaper, but takes about 20 minutes longer.

Tokyo Station

You can board Hokuriku and Joetsu shinkansen services at Tokyo Station.

Joetsu Shinkansen

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Joetsu Shinkansen trains from Tokyo Station reach Jomo-Kogen Station in around 70 minutes. The train fare is covered by various Japan Rail Passes.

Jomo-Kogen Station

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This station in the Minakami area is a stop on the Joetsu Shinkansen from Tokyo and is a gateway to northwestern Gunma. Buses stop in front of the east exit of the station. There is a tourist information center near the east exit.

Bus to Fukiware no Taki Bus Stop

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Take a Kamata Line bus (Kan-etsu Transportation) bound for Oze Tokura. You can pay the fare in cash or with a transportation IC card as you exit the bus. The trip to Fukiwari no Taki Falls takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Fukiware no Taki Bus Stop

The stop is easy to miss, let the driver know you want to go to Fukiware no Taki, and look out for a road sign that indicates the way to the waterfall and the sidewalk entrance.

Goal: Fukiware no Taki Falls

From the bus stop, walk the path for about 5 minutes to the waterfall. There is a small shop selling souvenirs, drinks, and snacks on the way. The falls are especially popular in autumn, when colorful leaves create a beautiful contrast with the water.

Travel Tips

You can use the JR Tokyo Wide Pass, JR East Pass, and other JR passes for trains on this route. However, bus fares must be paid separately. There are many passes and travel combinations to discover, so use the links below to find your ideal travel plan.

JR East Pass
JR Tokyo Wide Pass
Japan Rail Pass
JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass

Save time and purchase train tickets and passes, and reserve seats online, before you travel.

Accommodation

Kawaba Onsen is an ideal base for exploring the area. Stay in accommodations ranging from luxurious ryokan inns to charming pensions.

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