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12. Hottai-no-Taki Waterfall

location:  Chokai Machi Momoyake, Yurihonjo – 40 minutes by car from Yashima railway station

The waterfall collects water from melting snow on Mount Chokai and the surrounding spring water.
It is also the source of Koyoshi River which flows through the Yuri area.
The waterfall drops in 3 sections:-
top section:  there is a trekking course at the top of the waterfall which leads to the trailhead for climbing Mount Chokai;
middle section: unusual holes of various sizes appear around the riverbed, which are of significant academic interest;
bottom section:  the main cascade at the bottom plunges into a large pool of water.
The overall length of the waterfall is 100m, with a width which varies between 3~30m.  The elevation from the highest point to the bottom is 57.4m.
In 1960 Hottai-no-Taki Waterfall was designated as a place of outstanding natural beauty by Akita Prefecture
The volume of water which cascades down the waterfall is remarkable, and visitors can experience its cold and clear water, which is a feature of this natural offering at the foot of Mount Chokai.

keywords:  nature, waterfall
features: cold water all year round, abundance of water, dynamic stream

written by S. Sato



名称 法体の滝(ほったいのたき)

種別 自然 滝

場所 由利本荘市鳥海町百宅(ももやけ)


イメージ 夏でも冷たい水、水量豊富、豪快な水流



一の滝 上流部、トリッキングコースあり、登山口へ

二の滝 滝河床にみられる大小の穴(甌穴 おうけつ)が学術的に珍しい

三の滝 下流にある大きな滝で広場に連なる

から成る。流長100m、落差57.4m 滝幅3~30mの末広がりの名瀑。