Jōren Falls

Jōren Falls (浄蓮の滝, Jōren-no-taki) is a waterfall in the Yugashima district of Izu city, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, in central Izu Peninsula on the upper reaches of the Kano River. It is a Shizuoka Prefectural Natural Monument. It is one of "Japan’s Top 100 Waterfalls", in a listing published by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment in 1990.

Jōren Falls
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Jōren Falls is located in Shizuoka Prefecture
Jōren Falls
Jōren Falls is located in Japan
Jōren Falls
LocationIzu, Shizuoka, Japan
Coordinates34°52′19″N 138°55′20″E / 34.871807°N 138.922144°E / 34.871807; 138.922144Coordinates: 34°52′19″N 138°55′20″E / 34.871807°N 138.922144°E / 34.871807; 138.922144
Total height25 m
Average width7 m
WatercourseKano River

According to Japanese folklore, this is home to the legendary mistress of the Jōren Falls, Jorōgumo; a spider that can transform into a seductive woman.

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