Sakura Falls [さくらの滝]
Sakura Falls ("Sakura no taki" in Japanese) is a small watetfall about 3.7 meters high.
The waterfall is in Shari River, and clear water flows rapidly.
From early June to early August, cherry salmons swim upstream and ascend this waterfall.
We can see the scene near the waterfall.
The name of the waterfall was chosen by the public in 2002.
Sakura means cherry blossom in Japanese, and cherry salmon is called "Sakura-masu" in Japanese.
It is located about 7 km south of Sattsuru village.
Sattsuru is located about 20 km north of Teshikaga town (Mashu station is the closest railway stations to Lake Mashu) and about 20 km southwes of Shari town (Shari station is the entranceto Shiretoko Peninsula).
The waterfall is in the forest, so you need to be careful that bears appear.
How to get here
There is no public transportation.
You can go to there by using a rental car.
If you want to go on foot, the nearest station is Sattsuru station of JR Senmou Line.
But there are only two round services during daytime for walking to the pond.
About 1 hour and 10 minutes from Abashiri, about 2 hours and 10 minites from Kushiro, about 45 minutes from Mashu station.
From Sattsuru station, the distance to the pond is about 7 km. (It takes 2 hours.)
Along the road, there is no house and shop.