Day Trip – Yoro Falls

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A few weeks ago I took a day trip by myself to Yoro Falls in Gifu prefecture which is just to the north of Aichi Prefecture, where Nagoya is located. I heard the waterfall was really pretty, especially in the Fall, because the leaves change color to a beautiful red color.

I was a little early for the red leaves, but I did get to see an absolutely beautiful day at the waterfall. The water is rumored to have healing powers and at the top they sell a carbonated cider that is made with the water from the falls. I highly recommend trying it.

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This is the train station. The final train to the Falls is independently owned and operated.

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Beautiful Japanese country in Gifu.

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These spiders are huge! Some of them are almost as big as my finger!

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On the hike to the Falls.

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Made it!

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I hiked up a little further to get a view of the city.

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It’s a very peaceful place.

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I definitely recommend visiting Yoro Falls. It really is a wonderful place to relax. To get here, take the JR Tokaido Line from Nagoya Station to Ogaki Station (30 minutes, 740yen). When you get to Ogaki,you can transfer to a private rail line the rest of the way up (25 minutes, 400yen). Once you get there, there’s a clear walking map. It’s a small place so it’s hard to get lost.

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