"Oshin Koshin Waterfall" One of Shiretoko's “Eight Scenic Wonders.”
The beautiful "Oshin Koshin Waterfall", which has been chosen as one of the "Best 100 Waterfalls in Japan," can be found along National Highway 334, just before entering a tunnel. Because the waterfall splits into two streams partway down, it is also called "Twin Beauty Falls" by some. This waterfall features a staircase which leads up and through the waterfall, and a viewing platform located at the top. Both of these features are appealing but for me the platform is the real draw, allowing a great view of both the Okhotsk Sea and the Shiretoko mountain range. During winter, as the drift ice makes its way along the northeast coast, the waterfall freezes, becoming a cascade of beautiful ice. If you’re driving down highway 334 be sure to stop and enjoy the scene.
(Article by Hokkaido Likers Photo Writer - Fukko)
(Photograph by Isao Kawamura.)