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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5.03 weeks ago
The falls are spectacular and the air is filled with House Martins. All in all the sight is really something. Be warned though getting up to the falls can take a long time as traffic backs up rapidly due to a poorly designed traffic light near the falls.
4.02 months ago
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 months 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.
4.0a month ago
To get to the fall (viewing platform) from the bus station, head towards the parking lot and the fall is just next to it. The elevator is a bit further down. The fall is beautiful and very close to the parking lot and the bus stop (about 5 min walk on flat road).
Access to the viewing platform is free but to get down to the fall you will need to take the elevator which charge an expensive 550 yen. There are a number of restaurants but most can only speaks Japanese with English Menu.
From here, you can walk to the Lake Cruise Terminal (10 min).
5.04 months 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.
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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