Geosite introduction of Aso

30.Shiraitonotaki Falls Geosite

Shiraitonotaki Falls Geosite

Waterfall formed by lava on the outer rim

These 20-meter-high falls are formed from pre-Aso Volcano rock dating back several hundred thousand years. A clearly visible cross-section of columnar joints forms the structure of the falls. This area marks the limit of pre-Aso rock distribution.

Shiraitonotaki Falls

Located in the southwest of the outer rim, this 20-meter-high waterfall features clearly visible columnar joints and a hard rock layer of pre-Aso Volcano andesite. A popular place to cool off in summer.