The other day when I visited Susono City I found this beautiful colored manhole covers bearing the designs of the City emblems.
One of them was a waterfalls!
It took me only a few moments that it was the Goryuu Waterfalls/五龍滝, or the “Five Dragons Waterfalls”!
Since I had some time on hand I decided to investigate!
It is quite a walk from Susono JR Station but it gave me the opportunity to visit the city at leisure.
The Waterfalls is located very near a big primary school and kids were only too happy to show me the way!
You will reach a bridge spanning above a river!
Look to your right!
What’s that in the distance?
A waterfall beyond a suspended bridge!
Walking up along the left bank you will find a park!
I tried to walk on the suspended bridge but the wind prevented me from taking pictures!
Big carp streamers along the bridge!
Down river view from the bridge!
Getting near the waterfalls!
It had been a good idea to come on a week day. I can imagine the crowds on summer weekends!
Apparently it was already a”touristic spot” in Edo Times!
As far I could see only 3 of the 5 waterfalls were “active”!
I’m pretty sure that during the rainy season the five of them will easily appear!
There is also a warning about eventual sudden rise in water, so be careful!
Still looking for the fourth and fifth waterfalls…
The main entrance to the park complex.
I found out I had used a “side entrance”!
Actually the park above he river and the waterfalls is a little haven of peace!
Nice little walk!
I’d like to walk in different seasons!
A small resting place!
Above view of the river and waterfalls!
Waterfalls through the trees!
Nice little place for lunch?
Now, what is that old traditional Japanese house?
A house dating back to the 18th Century belonging to the Uematsu Family!
You can visit the interior on week ends!
Although I couldn’t visit it, being a week day, I decided to ave a look around!
Splendid thatched roof!
A great subject for photographers!
All closed up!
The whole house is kept above ground to stay dry!
On my way back I noticed there were carp streamers even under the belly of the suspended bridge!
Is that the fourth waterfall? LOL
A last look at the Five Dragons Waterfalls!
A last look at the carp streamers…
Good-bye but I’ll be back soon!
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