JAPAN PHOTOS

By Philbert Ono

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Bus going to Hinohara from Musashi-Itsukaichi Station. Takes 30 min.
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Area around entrance to Hossawa Falls
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Bus stop for Kichijoji Falls near central Hinohara.
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Entrance to Hossawa Falls (free admission)
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To Kichijoji Falls
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Welcome to Hinohara village.
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Signboard showing Hinohara's waterfalls
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Explanation sign
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Hinohara Village Office. For a small village, this is a grand building. 檜原村役場
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Trail to Hossawa Falls
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Down to Kichijoji Falls, right next to the highway.
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Drawing of Hinohara Castle
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Trail to Hossawa Falls
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Gorge
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Inside Hinohara Village Office
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Trail to Hossawa Falls is very lush
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Downstream of falls
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Hinohara Village Office has a coffee shop.
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Beware of falling rocks
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Akikawa River below Kichijoji Falls, Hinohara, Tokyo
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Made in Hinohara, displayed in the coffee shop.
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It's a short trail, but very nature-rich
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Kichijoji Falls 吉祥寺滝
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Jam made in Hinohara.
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Kichijoji Falls 吉祥寺滝
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The Village Office and coffee shop has a great view of the river.
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Small river below, fed by the waterfall
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Kichijoji Falls 吉祥寺滝
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Hinohara village manhole
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Monuments
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Hinohara Village Tourist Info Office
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This is not the waterfall.
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Upstream Kichijoji Falls
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Inside Hinohara Village Tourist Info Office
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Picnic pavilion near the waterfall.
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Kichijoji Falls consist of three small waterfalls. Hinohara, Tokyo 吉祥寺滝
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Main intersection in central Hinohara
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Sign in English explaining the rules (take home your trash, don't dirty the water, etc.)
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Kichijoji Falls, Hinohara, Tokyo
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Finally, a sign of the waterfall.
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Also see the video at YouTube.
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Central Hinohara called Honshuku 本宿
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There it is. Notice the smaller falls at the top.
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Bus from Musashi-Itsukaichi Station.
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Hossawa Falls, Hinohara, Tokyo
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Upstream Akikawa River from the waterfalls
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Akikawa River
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Base of Hossawa Falls
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Highway next to Kichijoji Falls
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Akikawa River
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Hossawa Falls
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Down to another scenic point near Kichijoji Falls
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Banner at souvenir shop
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Hossawa Falls
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Gorge near Kichijoji Falls
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Farewell to Hinohara
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Ice crystals and running water. Normally, the Hossawa waterfall freezes over in winter.
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Crystal-clear water
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Ice crystals on rocks
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Akikawa River
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Hossawa Falls, Hinohara, Tokyo
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To Nakayama Falls 中山の滝
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Also see the video at YouTube.
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Nakayama Falls as seen from the road. 中山の滝
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Hossawa Falls is one of Japan's 100 Famous Falls. 日本の滝百選
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Nakayama Falls as seen from the road. 中山の滝
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The waterfall is actually a series of four falls, only two of which can be seen.
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Nakayama Falls 中山の滝
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Total height of the falls is 60 meters, from the top falls not visible.
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Monument saying "Thanks you for the pure water."
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Trail back to the entrance
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Made in Hinohara, konnyaku
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Bridge with waterfall motif
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Akikawa River near the waterfall entrance
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Akikawa River
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Akikawa River
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Akikawa River
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Honshuku, center of Hinohara
 
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