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Kegon Falls, Nikko

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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 day trip planning app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Kegon falls in winter. It was a beautiful scenery. I want to visit every season. The frozen body is now warm with soy milk and roasted udon noodles.
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  • Nice place for 10 minutes. Nothing else to do there after that. Walk around the lake and that's it more-or-less.  more »
  • I took part in the bus tour. There are two places on the top and bottom of the observatory, but both are quite far away. The photograph is easy to take, but it is not possible to approach to a position with power.
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  • Great view and stunning scenery in winter. There's a elevator to go down about 100m for better view. You can see the waterfall basin from there too. They have a free viewing platform on the right side of the elevator for whoever do not wish to pay the elevator fee. No tripod allowed on the viewing platform. I've tried to fly a drone there, but the wind at the time was crazily strong. Great souvenir and snacks shop all nearby.
  • Breath taking views. During winter you can see the waterfall partially frozen, snow and the trees with no leaves. Overall a beautiful sight that goes perfectly with the lake visit.
  • Came during winter when the trees were mostly wilted. Still spectacular though. Can imagine it must have been so much more beautiful a few weeks ago when the autumn leaves were in full splendor! One of the perks of visiting during the off-peak season is that we could get nice, uncrowded, up-close pictures. Highly recommend to pay to take the elevator down to the base of the falls as the view there is totally worth it.
  • Very beautiful The falls was frozen. Wanna come to see other seasons also.
  • Must visited place in Nikko!! The waterfall is great! Fresh air, nice view, easy access, orange tree (autumn). Its perfect!
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