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Hannoki & Shomyo Falls

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The twin waterfalls Hannoki (497 m) and Shomyo (350 m) are known as the highest waterfalls in Japan. The Hannoki is only seasonably the tallest, because its water flows only during the snowmelt in the Tateyama mountains (April to July).

The waterfalls are situated in the west of the Tate-yama within the Chubu-Sangaku National Park in the Toyama Prefecture. The Shomyo Fall has four stages, the first 70 m, the second 58 m, the third 96 m and the lowest 126 m.

The Shomyo Falls is one of Japan's Top 100 Waterfalls

 

mountainstamp.com Tateyama Shomyo Falls stamp 1990

Japan 1990, Shomyo Falls (left) and Hannoki Falls (right).
The Tateyama Range in the background.

 

mountainstamp.com Tateyama Shomyo Falls stamp 1990

Japan 2013, Shomyo Falls.
The stamp was issued in the sheet "Travel Scenes series No. 17 Toyama, Tateyama Kurobe area".

 

 

 

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