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.
Purposeelderly,thrilling,spiritual places,family,winter in Japan,mysterious lands of Japan,autumn foliage,sightseeing,major
Airport/Sta.Fukushima Airport (about 99.2km) Google Transit
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4.0in the last week
Interesting road trip through more curves than you'll ever see on one road. Once up, you will be amazed at the sight of this beautiful large waterfall. Spacious observation decks with built in binoculars that cost 100yen for about 2 minutes of use.
5.02 weeks ago
What an amazing sight. Such an incredible feeling standing here in the realm if these beautiful falls. So much beauty. The area touches the senses. I hope to spend more time around this treasure.
5.0a month ago
The falls themselves are gorgeous. I have visited them twice and both times it was incredible. There are also many little interesting shops around . I bought a banana stress toy both times I was there and its one of my favorite souvenirs.
5.0a week ago
favorite spot in Tochigi. Ryuokyo waterfalls. So nice and beautiful. The sound of water and the views make me so relaxed and refreshed.
3.03 weeks ago
The national park area here was great but the water fall, itself was not that much good. But the vicinity was worth to visit. I enjoyed the area.
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Option②-1 Kegon Fall is located in Nikko National Park, which is only stream from Lake Chuzenji. It might be a pretty fall, if it is compared to Niagara Fall in Canada or Victoria Fall in Zambia. But the-withe-thread-like-a-fall of 97 m...
Kegon Fall is located in Nikko National Park, which is only stream from Lake Chuzenji. It might be a pretty fall, if it is compared to Niagara Fall in Canada or Victoria Fall in Zambia. But the-withe-thread-like-a-fall of 97 meters hight is worth watching.
We choose 1 course out of 3 plans. This is no.2 plan.
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