Saturday, April 17, 2010
24th October, 2003 - Time waits for no man (or even woman)... and at times like these when time seems to be racing away you can really appreciate moments of peace. That's what you find at the peace waterfall (heiwa no taki). Ok - it's not going to win any height awards, and I can't see too many daring fellows crashing over this baby in a barrel to impress their girlfriends, but... in Autumn it's a beautiful spot.
It's a bit of a drive (about 12 km from the city centre by car)...see the map below.
The waterfall is next to a forest that makes for good walking (in good weather) - but this time, it really is getting into the bears domain. So be careful... Also, expect a steady stream of local residents coming down for a peaceful drive or stroll to the waterfall.
Watch your step...
The path leads right down to the waters edge...
Not far from the Peace Waterfall, you can find small parks such as this one which are beautifully decorated in Autumn colours.
And a closer look at those very happy carp... no fish and chips tonight my friends, not tonight. (|8^/)
The waterfall and surrounding area are a great place to get back to nature - especially the walks around the hills.
It's most probably not going to make it to the top 10 of things to do in Sapporo if you're on a tight timeline however. Let the local Sapporo people enjoy this little treasure.