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Waterfall Spots in Tochigi Area

  • Kegon Falls
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    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Chugushi 2479-2
    This is a magnificent waterfall which cascades down the 97 meter high sheer cliffs in a flash, and is one of Japan’s top three most famous waterfalls. If you go down to the observation deck by elevator which requires the payment of a fee, you will be able to experience up close the intensity of the water falling down which rises from the waterfall basin with a splash. You can enjoy the magnificent fresh greenery and the figure of Asian house martins flying around in the vicinity of the waterfall in the early summer, crimson foliage in the autumn and in winter, the frozen small falls or the twelve falls as they are called located half way up the waterfall provide us with a beautiful display. It is a waterfall which provides us with picturesque scenery from season to season.

    Very nice vantage point even at the free area. Nature at its best. So freezingly cool though. I think the view is a lot better during fall or spring.

  • Ryuzu Waterfall
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    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Chugushi
    This is a sightseeing spot which is representative of Oku-Nikko and is considered to be one of the three great falls in Nikko. The highlight is the appearance of water running down over the roughly 200 meter expanse of lava rock which formed during the eruption of Mt. Nantai. It is said that the naming of Ryuzu Waterfall (dragon head waterfall) is because the waterfall looks just like a dragon’s head with white bubbles streaming down, and due to the waterfall being split into two by a large rock near to the basin under the waterfall. Between May and June is a particularly popular season when the Rhododendrons are in full bloom.
  • Yudaki Falls
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    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Yumoto
    This is a magnificent 110 meter long and 70 meter high waterfall which is located at the southern tip of Lake Chuzenji. The highlight is certainly the appearance of the lake all at once flowing over the rock wall at Yudaki falls which was created by a lava flow from Mt. Mitsudake which dammed up the Yukawa River to create Lake Yunoko. It is in the middle of the hiking course heading north from the Senjogahara Plateau and it is convenient to access as there is a bus stop nearby.
  • Ryumon Falls
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    Tochigi Pref. Nasukarasuyamashi Taki
    This waterfall is in Taki, Nasukarasuyama City. Located on the Egawa River, it is about 20-meter-high and 65-meter-wide. The surrounding area has walkways that let you view the falls from up close. Since Japan Railways' Karasuyama Line runs nearby, it's known as a photo spot where you can take pictures of the trains and the falls at the same time. The falls are illuminated on summer evenings.
  • Kirifuri Falls
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    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Tokorono
    Take the bus from JR Nikko Station, get off at the “Kirifuritaki Iriguchi” bus stop, and walk a further 15 minutes. Kirifuri Falls is considered one of the three most beautiful waterfalls in Nikko together with Urami Falls and Kegon Falls, and has also been selected as one of the 100 most beautiful waterfalls in Japan. Divided into two tiers the upper 25 meters tall and the lower 26 meters, in total this large waterfall is 75 meters tall. The name of the waterfall, meaning “falling mist,” is derived from the fall’s waters dropping onto large boulders, creating a fine mist. The trail leading to the falls’ viewing platform is famous for the beauty of the foliage in the area in autumn, and visitors can enjoy the view of the falls surrounded by colorful fall leaves from late October.
  • Ryushun Falls
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    Northern Shiobara-shi, Tochigi prefecture Oomao National Forest
    A 15 minute drive from the Nishinasuno-shiobara Interchange. The waterfall can be reached via a 10 minute walk from the Ryushun parking area on the left side of the road past the Saruiwa Tunnel on National Route 400. Just past the Ryushun no Tsuribashi suspension bridge, the falls are 15 meters tall. The falls’ name means “spring flowing,” said to be an allusion to the fact that the falls dry up for three months in winter and don’t start flowing again until spring. Although not a particularly strong waterfall, the sight of the waters quietly flowing over the bare rock wall is elegant and soothing. The area around where the Ryushun no Tsuribashi suspension bridge crosses Senryu Gorge is also quite beautiful and popular destination to walk.
  • Otome-no-taki (“Maiden Falls”)
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    Tochigi Pref. Nasushiobarashi Itamuro 703
    This 10-meter high, five-meter wide waterfall comes from the Sawana River of Mt. Shirosasayama, splitting into two beautiful streams and a pure white mist. There are many theories as to the name’s origin, including that the water looks like a young maiden, and a theory that a mermaid was once seen in the falls. Enjoy the clear air and pure falls hugged by mossy rocks and thick forest, or admire the unique icicle appearance in winter.
  • Jao Falls
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    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Kamikuriyama
    This waterfall is located off of Prefectural Route 23 to the east of Kawamata Lake in Wakama, Nikko City. The name comes from the cascade's serpentine appearance. It's surrounded by forest, and the scenery is especially beautiful during spring with its young leaves and when the foliage turns colors in the fall.
  • Taikooroshinotaki
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    Tochigi Nikko-shi Fujihara
  • Hinata Osorzi Notaki
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    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Kawamata Shirasu
  • Mikaeridaki
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    Tochigi Pref. Nasushiobarashi Sekiya
  • Ryukano Taki
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    Tochigi Pref. Nasushiobarashi Shiobara
  • Nijiminotaki
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    Tochigi Nikko-shi Fujihara
  • Jakko no Taki
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    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Nikkou
  • Uraminotaki
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    Tochigi Nikko-shi Tanze Machi
  • Oshirajinotaki
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    Tochigi Pref. Yaitashi Shimoisano
  • Aioi Taki
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    Tochigi Nikko-shi
  • Jikandaki
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    Tochigi Nikko-shi
  • Shirakumo Taki
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    Tochigi Nikko-shi
  • Gyokurentaki
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    Tochigi Nikko-shi

Tochigi Areas

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Most visits to Tochigi revolve around Nikko, a small city home to the spectacular, lavishly decorated Toshogu Shrine and Nikko National Park with its mountains, lakes, waterfalls, onsen, and wild monkeys. Neighboring Oku-Nikko is an extension of the fantastic scenery famous for its autumn leaves, while Tochigi’s capital, Utsunomiya, is the only place in the world where you can find oya stone beautifully exhibited in temples and the Oya History Museum.

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