The name for this waterfall, the 'Uriwari no Taki' (Breaking Waterfall) comes from an old tale that tells how the falling water has been so cold it can split a melon in two. In 1985 the water was recognized among Japan's very best. The title "Fukui no Oishii Mizu" (Fukui's delicious waters) was officially bestowed in January 2006. The purity of this water and surrounding greenery saturate this soothing location with negative ions. The waterfall itself, located in Wakasa Uriwari Meisui Park, is a pleasant place for a stroll and especially delightful in June when visitors can enjoy the hydrangias in bloom. A Wakasa Meisui Festival is held on the first Sunday in August.
|Address||Tentokuji, Wakasa-cho, Mikatakaminaka-gun, Fukui-pref. 919-1543|
|Access||On Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway
12 min. drive from Wakasa-Kaminaka I.C. (via Pref. Route 22 and Route 27)
15 min. walk from JR Obama line Kaminaka Station
|Opening Hours||The waterfalls area is open 24 hours.
The 'Meisui no Sato' (store) opens 09:00 to 17:00
*Call to check store holidays.
|Closed Days||Irregular holidays from year end through winter season|
|Inquiries||Wakasa Uriwari Meisui Park Kanri Kumiai, "Meisui no Sato." Phone. 0770-62-0186|