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Kegon Falls, Nikko

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Waterfall
Considered one of Japan's most scenic cascades, Kegon Falls provide visitors with picturesque natural views year round. Located at the source of the Oshiri River, the main waterfall is 97 m (318 ft) high. Autumn remains the most popular time to visit, offering not only a chance to see and photograph the splashing water, but also admire the changing colors of this quintessential Japanese landscape. Put Kegon Falls and other Nikko attractions into our Nikko trip builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Took the elevator down to see the falls. 3 level of observatory platform at the bottom of the falls. Not very impressive at the time we are there as there is not much water flowing down the waterfall  more »
  • This is a nice waterfall, tall but not very wide. It is not on the scale of Niagara or Victoria Falls but all in all a pleasant place to visit. For an extra fee of about $5 you can ride an elevator to...  more »
  • Kegon Falls look very nice even when just by the parking area. But take elevator (550¥) and steps down, then scene is even better. Easy to reach without real hiking.  more »
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  • Great view. Need to pay extra to take elevator down to see from bottom. But overall good. Has great view of Nantai San mountain. You can hike that mountain too btw in 3+2.5hrs btw. Kengo falls area has restaurant and shops too. Overall good hangout.
  • The waterfall is quite modest. You can still see it without paying, unless you want to pay for the better view. If you're in the area, why not see it.
  • Definitely worth it, visit early in the morning to avoid all the selfie-takers.
  • Take the elevator (about 550 yen pp) for much better views and photo ops.
  • It's a shame we came here on a cold snowy day. This place must be very enjoyable on a sunny summer day.