Shomyo Falls

Shomyo Falls © Iry

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Shomyo Falls is located in Tateyama Mountain, which straddles Toyama and Gifu Prefectures.  It is known to have the largest drop in Japan and is 350 meters high.  In the spring when the snow melts, a second waterfall, Hannoki Falls appears to the right of Shomyo Falls and two falls can be seen at once.  When the water flow increases even more, a third waterfall, Somen waterfall can also be seen at the same time. In front of Shomyo Falls is Takimi Orchard and it is a great place to view the waterfall directly front the front.  Visitors can get very close to the waterfall here and it is a recommended viewing point.  From Shomyo Bridge at Takimi Orchard, visitors can see Shomyo Falls and Hannoki Falls form a ‘V’ shape in the spring. The best time to visit Shomyo Falls is from May through November.  Please be aware that roads are closed from the end of November to late April due to snow.


By public transportation:  From Tateyama Station on the Toyama Local Railway, transfer to the Tateyama Kurobe Tourist Bus.  Get off at the ‘’Shomyo Falls’’ stop.  It is a 30 minute walk from the bus stop.

By car:  1 hour drive from the ‘’Tateyama IC’’ interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway.  It is a 30 minute walk from the free parking lot. 

There is a walking path to Shomyo Falls.  The Shomyo-dairaenchi Orchard is along this path and it is a good place to take a break from walking.  The second floor is an exhibition room dedicated to Shomyo Falls.

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Description: Shomyo Falls

Sights Shomyo Falls (称名滝)
Address Toyama, Nakanikawa-gun, Tateyama-machi, Ashikuraji
Phone / Fax Phone: 076-462-9971
Duration 30Minutes
Closed dates Winter season
Admission Fee Free admission
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

Map: Shomyo Falls