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Ryuokyo Canyon, Nikko

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Immerse yourself in nature in Ryuokyo Canyon, home of a meandering emerald-green river resembling a dragon. Hovering steel span bridges and suspended waterfalls make this 3 km long (2 mi) trek one to remember, especially for nature lovers. Somewhat difficult to navigate to from Nikko, this ravine contains striking blue-green water beneath wisteria trees and unmatched views of the canyon from the bridges. This medium-intensity hike on a well-maintained trail requires good footwear, and you should watch out for steep and slippery steps on rainy days. Plan your visit to Ryuokyo Canyon and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Nikko trip itinerary planning website .
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  • October 3, 2017
    Yagan railway ryūō station from route 121, the parking lot near the Valley. Still more in early October, could think that beautiful fall foliage season.
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  • September 28, 2017
    Get free parking and go about 7 minutes by car from Kinugawa Onsen located in Kinugawa Dragon Gorge from the souvenir aside ryuo gorges had Dragon King Gorge map immediately and begin to fall toward the. Light--not representing the Dragon King Gorge in about five minutes and go down towards the Kinugawa souvenir shop I came in feeling comes circling the White Dragon Gorge today aside from the "Rainbow seen of falls" Rainbow you will see the see of falls, I imagine may drop in a much larger falls Rainbow see of to go on the other side watching the waterfall Rainbow seen in examining Kinugawa come shot Emerald Green River water upstream on the way to the bridge, and clean water. Rainbow seen in on their way to the bridge such falls too (see photo) never Rainbow about the name from the name of the falls is less unknown, head seen of upwards a little walking across the bridge and 'waterfall' discovery! Photo eternity karizu et al might never much water and don't drop several tens of meters to move little falls with a drop falls and just place it was one little try move falls is two falls, the name seems to walk further upstream and Is the native habitat of the arboreal tree frog, Skunk cabbage, tsutomenakereba environmental protection do not arrive at the musasabi-Bashi Bridge seems to walk about 40 minutes by musasabi-Bashi Bridge seem ordinary bridge unfold, "suspension bridge" a little shaky from the Kinugawa shot upwards Views on both sides of the river cliff, just upstream of the river say musasabi-Bashi Bridge, drink coffee and tea is rest today but unfortunately, Rainbow look of and immediately south of the restaurant decided to walk towards the waterfalls and native of Arum lilies, In the spring of next year also by about 15 minutes walking from the musasabi-Bashi Bridge will want to come also by waterfalls! Guide version of the waterfall was near the waterfall the waterfall of the harp and says. Walkway NET lapped the course in 1 hour and a half and that was just in one hour block Dragon King Gorge's garage, however, is a one hour hike daily exercise enough or rather came to the calf (lol) as well as quite a well-developed road We recommend comfortable shoes such as sneakers and clothes can watch many waterfalls come during this season and could be better
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  • September 19, 2017
    It is serious and beginner trails in walking tracks that I had went with a laid-back feel, but not athletic shoes. Sandals is not good. Dragon Gorge is very cool it was a hot day, was hiking slowly without it while taking a lot of negative ions. Feet in confidence to not being Rainbow seen think we are back at the bridge.
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