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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5.02 weeks 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.
5.03 weeks ago
Beautiful waterfall. It's great for photography. The only drawback is that after a specific hour in the evening you have to view it from a quite distant observation deck where it is not very easy to get a good picture of the waterfalls. Other than that the facilities near the waterfall for visitors are good enough but not exactly what is expected of a popular tourist destination. Transportation to the waterfall viewing area is quite convenient by bus.
5.03 weeks ago
Great place and very easy accessible - 5-minute walk from the bus station and an elevator takes you down to the observation deck at the basement. Several waterfalls will cheer your day up.
5.0a month ago
Beautiful, perfect view. Still winter cold in April but the fall is pretty much impressive.
Recommended as it's a ticket free sighting point.
4.0a month ago
Nice waterfall, though the view it's lacking. The sun is always shining from the waterfalls side unless you go later during the day so pictures are harder to take. The secondary waterfall is little more spectacular. As for the way there... If you get carsick avoid, as there around 10 km of twisted roads up and then another 10 km to get down.
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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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