Among some 50 beautiful waterfalls in Nikko, this waterfall is the most famous and considered one of top three waterfalls in Japan. The 97m-high waterfall is the only outlet flowing out of Lake Chuzenji and is flanked by a dozen or so of small streams. There is a free observation deck near the car park to get a glimpse, or you can spend the extra yen for an elevator ride down to the viewing deck in front of the waterfall base.
The view is stunning in lush green of early summer or vibrant colors of autumn foliage. Prepare something to cover as the area is very cool even in the height of summer. The nearby cable car takes you to the top of a hill where there is a bird's eye view of the lake, the waterfall and some downstream cascades.
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5.02 weeks ago
Came during winter when the trees were mostly wilted. Still spectacular though. Can imagine it must have been so much more beautiful a few weeks ago when the autumn leaves were in full splendor!
One of the perks of visiting during the off-peak season is that we could get nice, uncrowded, up-close pictures. Highly recommend to pay to take the elevator down to the base of the falls as the view there is totally worth it.
5.0in the last week
Must visited place in Nikko!! The waterfall is great! Fresh air, nice view, easy access, orange tree (autumn). Its perfect!
5.0in the last week
Huge waterfall with a deep pool underneath it. The rock formation next to it is also very special. Definitely worth seeing if you are in Nikko
5.03 weeks ago
You will have very good feeling there. Every season is different experience! Spring and autumn are wonderful!
5.0a month ago
I suggest early arrival to beat it her day tripper s to limited parking space. You can take an elevator down to get a better view of the waterfall. 500 yen. Well worth the money.