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“Created by Faults and Erosion”

Minamiashigara was once at the bottom of the ocean, sandwiched between Honshu and the Izu Block.

Later, the Izu Block collided with Honshu and pushing up the stratum of the sea to the surface.

Then later, it erupted and the lava from Hakone covered it over.

The Yuhi-no-taki Falls are about 23 meters in height and about 5 meters in width and is located in the western area of Minamiashigara City upstream of Uchikawa River with the Hakone caldera rim as its source.

There is a legend that this area is the birthplace of the Japanese folk hero Kintaro and it is said that Kintaro took his first bath as a baby in the Yuhi-no-taki Falls.