Garo Falls (Garo-no-taki), Shimamaki Village (Shimamaki-mura)

The Garo Highlands spread at the foot of Mt. Kariba, which is said to be the highest mountain in southern Hokkaido. Measuring 70 m in height and 35 m in width, Garo Falls is Hokkaido’s largest waterfall. It cascades into the Chihase River, which flows through the highlands. In 1990, it was selected as one of the “100 Best Waterfalls in Japan.” “Dragon water,” a natural carbonated water, spring out in the vicinity.

A world of mystery that changes with the seasons spreads out before your eyes, and if you go in the morning you can see a rainbow. You can also find the Garo Highland Camping Ground nearby.

Garo Falls (Garo-no-taki) Shimamaki Village (Shimamaki-mura), Shimamaki-gun, Hokkaido Prefecture 048-0600 Japan Tel: 0136-75-6211 Fax: 0136-75-6216

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Garo Falls (Garo-no-taki) by Hokkaido Tourism Website: