Tedori River and Watagataki Falls

Guide to Japan Travel

The Tedori River flows through Ishikawa Prefecture from Mount Haku (Haku-san) to the Sea of Japan. It is the longest river in the prefecture, though its course is a modest 72 kilometers. The Tedori is known for its rapid currents, which have carved out a deep gorge extending a length of 8 kilometers and flanked by cliffs of 20 to 30 meters. Another scenic attraction is Watagataki, literally “cotton waterfall,” with a height of 32 meters. It takes its name from the cotton-like appearance of the frothy water at the bottom of the falls. Toward the end of its course the river flows peacefully through a coastal plain before emptying into the Sea of Japan.

(Originally published in Japanese. Created in cooperation with Kanazawa Cable Television.)

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