The Shirato waterfall is about 3 metres high and 70 metres wide. Its name "Shiraito no Taki" literally means “the waterfall of white threads”. The waterfall is located (appr. 36°24'36.78"N 138°35'31.72"E) about 7 kilometres in the north-west of Karuizawa (Nagano Prefecture). Below the Shiraito Waterfall is a secondary waterfall that is shaped such, that water cascades over several steps. The Shirato waterfall is most beautiful in summertime when the vegetation is lush.
Don't be confused, there is another famous waterfall in Japan of the same name, located in Fujinomiya (Shizuoka Prefecture).
Japan 2016, Shiraito Falls.
The stamp was issued in the series "G7 Ise-Shima Summit 2016".