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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 trip builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 17, 2017
    There are 48 waterfalls in Nikko, but this are is the most famous. The water falls from a height of 97 metres and has an exuberant flora around the waterfall. They are a 5-minute walk from Chuzenji Onsen bus stop. It has an elevator that takes you to an Observatory (530 yen).
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  • August 16, 2017
    Speaking of sunlight Kegon Falls under. Too classic most in that it does not write much. Want see aimed at, hopefully, a lot of water to go.
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  • August 16, 2017
    It is awsome falls seen by eyes for the 1st time. Though it was rainning it was really eye touched view. We can see the view from the above the level but better is down side so for that we have to buy...  more »
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  • July 14, 2017
    Gondola to the observation area is well worth it. Very fun and charming
  • July 2, 2017
    Great view nice weather! Worth the trip . Good for taking pictures.
  • July 8, 2017
    Not much to say other than wonderful views in an easy location to access. What more could you want?
  • May 29, 2017
    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.
  • July 14, 2017
    great view, if you can go down to the bottom

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