On Japan’s UNESCO-recognized Shiretoko Peninsula, check out the awe-inspiring Oshinkoshin Falls, selected as one of Japan’s top 100 waterfalls. Tumbling down from a cliff face 50 meters above you, the falls – dubbed the futami no taki, meaning “two beautiful waterfalls” – splits into two separate streams of water. Take the stairs up to experience the falls’ impressive power up close and personal. There is also an observation deck at the top granting a great view of the Sea of Okhotsk and the Shiretoko Mountains. During the drift ice season, the sea is covered with white as far as the eye can see, offering a serene wintry landscape that lasts long in the memory.
Utoronishi, Shari, Shari-gun, Hokkaido