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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5.0in the last week
During our round trip we stopped by this fall, also know as '"Kegon no taki falls". It drops nearly 100 meter down and as a result creates a big cloud of mist. The nature surrounding this fall was amazing as well, although the view was a bit obscured by the large amount of trees. Although it was fun to visit.
4.0in the last week
Went during fall, the leaves were turning red and looked amazing from the top. You have plenty of food to choose from, the grilled fish is one of the must haves. You also get to go close near the fall as you step down. Worth the time spent.
4.0a month ago
Great view and stunning scenery in winter. There's a elevator to go down about 100m for better view. You can see the waterfall basin from there too.
They have a free viewing platform on the right side of the elevator for whoever do not wish to pay the elevator fee. No tripod allowed on the viewing platform. I've tried to fly a drone there, but the wind at the time was crazily strong.
Great souvenir and snacks shop all nearby.
5.0in the last week
The Kegon waterfall is mightily impressive and instills a sense of wonder. The surrounding basalt pillar cliff faces gives the place an almost otherworldly feeling. This is a must visit, especially considering the nearby UNESCO World Heritage temple area of Nikkō.
5.02 weeks ago
The photos don’t quite do this place justice. It’s a lot bigger than I expected and beautiful even in winter. You can pay ¥600 to take an elevator down 10 meters to get a better view of the falls
Spot Reviews (1)
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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