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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5.03 weeks ago
Lovely. It was amazing to see with lot of clouds. The route was so green and beautiful. Once you reached top buy ticket for 500 yen and they ll take you 100 meters down by lift to the view point. Very big falls and water force and noise was heavy. Better go in autumn to see colorful surroundings
5.010 months ago
Amazing waterfalls.. one of the tallest in Japan (not the tallest).
Autumn foliage there is just breathtaking.
You can view the waterfalls for free from a viewing platform or go down to view them up more closely for a fee of 600 yen if I'm not mistaken
5.09 months ago
A majestic view especially in autumn. Just 5 minutes away on foot from its own parking lot (not for free). Viewing platforms are for free. Taking the elevator down to the waterfall’s bottom area isn’t for free but affordable. Lots of shops and restaurants around the area. You should visit on a weekday. Weekends & holidays can be too crowded. I wrote about it on my blog (thepinayajumma.com). Please check it out.
5.012 months ago
Beautiful, especially when not raining. Comfortable viewing platform, accessible. many dragon flies this time (early September).
5.0a year ago
One of the dozens of waterfalls that make this place even more beautiful, good infrastructure and all very well signposted.
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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