| Valley of the End|
|Place in the Naruto series|
The Valley of the End (終末の谷, Shūmatsu no Tani; English TV "Final Valley") is located close to the border of the  Shortly after the foundation of , the Senju's leader, became the First Hokage, much to the dismay of the fallen Uchiha leader, , who intended to destroy the village with the forced assistance of — the Nine-Tails. The battle ended with Hashirama victorious, Madara faking his death and going into hiding, and Kurama sealed within Hashirama's wife, .and the .
The destructive power displayed in the epic battle left a scar in the earth that would come to be called the Valley of the End. With the waterfall serving as a border between the and the land that was later known as the , the valley was later memorialised with two giant statues of the main combatants: Hashirama on the Land of Fire's side of the waterfall and Madara on the opposite side to symbolise his defection from their village. The statues are posed to make the Traditional Shinobi Sparring's Seal of Confrontation (対立の印, Tairitsu no In), which is protocol before a duel.
Years later, at the end of Part I, chased the now missing-nin to the valley in order to bring him back to the village before the latter attempts to kill him to gain the . Ultimately, using their greatest attacks at the same time, the fight ended with Sasuke emerging as the victor, with the statues of Madara and Hashirama receiving moderate damage during the fight.
- The valley was part of the background in the fifth and twelfth Naruto: Shippūden opening.
- In the Studio Pierrot produced anime cutscenes of Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations, both the start and end of Hashirama and Madara's battle were greatly elaborated. During this depiction, it was shown that a single deflected Tailed Beast Ball from Kurama resulted in the formation of the Valley of the End.