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Kegon Falls (Kegon-no-taki)

  • 2479–2 Chugushi Map It
  • Nikko
  • Body Of Water/Waterfall
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 08/19/2013

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More than anything else, the country's most famous falls are what draw the crowds of Japanese visitors to Chuzenji. Fed by the eastward flow of the lake, the falls drop 318 feet into a rugged gorge; an elevator takes you to an observation platform at the bottom. The volume of water over the falls is carefully regulated, but it's especially impressive after a summer rain or a typhoon. In winter the falls do not freeze completely but form a beautiful cascade of icicles.

The elevator is just a few minutes' walk east from the bus stop at Chuzenji village, downhill and off to the right at the far end of the parking lot.

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2479–2 Chugushi, Nikko, Tochigi-ken, 321-1661, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • Elevator ¥530
  • Daily 8–5

Updated 08/19/2013


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