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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5.0in the last week
You will have very good feeling there. Every season is different experience! Spring and autumn are wonderful!
5.04 weeks 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.
3.0a month ago
We could not see the waterfalls due to a very dense fog, so I choose a neutral evaluation of three stars. We had lunch in a nearby restaurant serving trout fished in the lakd, which was really excellent. There are some parking slots near the entrance to the waterfalls.
5.02 months 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.
4.0a week ago
The best time to visit is of course during autumn. However it does get really packed during that season.