Among some 50 beautiful waterfalls in Nikko, Kegon Waterfall is the most famous and considered one of top three waterfalls in Japan. This 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.
Address :Chugushi, Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture
Access : Take a bus from Nikko Sta. for Chuzenji Onsen, get off at “Chuzenji Onsen” bus stop (approx. 40 mins) and walk about 5 mins.
Purposeelderly,thrilling,spiritual places,nature,family,winter in Japan,mysterious lands of Japan,autumn foliage,sightseeing,major
Airport/Sta.Nikko Sta. (about 10.7km) Google Transit
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5.0in the last week
One of the dozens of waterfalls that make this place even more beautiful, good infrastructure and all very well signposted.
5.03 weeks ago
It was a very beautiful place.Because of corona, there were few people!
It's probably since the school trip.
I remember ten years ago.
5.0a week ago
What an experience, you must take the escalator down and look at the falls up close
5.02 months ago
When nature speaks... if you are interested in going in front of the falls take the elevator however mind it closes by 5:00 pm
4.03 weeks ago
it is just right beside the hotel we stayed Riz. 10mins walk. didn't even have to walk for a long time. today when wet the weather wasn't good, we could not see the rainbow. little convenience store inside was pretty cute. one of the relaxing visit. buy tickets elevator down walk a little bit and its right there.
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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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