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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Airport/Sta.Fukushima Airport (about 99.2km) Google Transit
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5.04 weeks ago
Please come during winter! Or at least fall, unless you want to come all the way here and be disappointed. During winter, the waterfall would have frozen and it was truly a sight to behold. No one comes to Nikko during winter as well so you would have the view for yourself.
During fall, the shade of trees around the waterfall would have turned into 4 kinds of fall foliage—red, orange, yellow, and green—making the waterfall even more scenic.
5.0in the last week
AWESOME. One of the best spectacular view that I have seen in my life. I bet, you can easily spend an hour watching this natural beauty.
5.02 months ago
Loved this place. Really worth going. The 97m fall is impressive and makes a great photo shoot opportunity. Very easy to get to from the bus station and the lift is also very convenient. I’d be back!
5.03 months ago
A lovely area of Nikko. I've visited in summer and winter and it's beautiful all year round due to how the seasons change what you can see. Dragonflies dance around during warmer/hotter weather which are great for photos and if you're lucky you'll see a family if monkey's nearby too. There are many cafe's, restaurants, hotel's and souvenir shops too, it's well worth checking out but one day might not feel long enough despite it being a smallish area.
5.02 weeks ago
One of the best three falls in Japan... It is really an excellent tourist spot which you will love for sure.