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Ryuokyo Canyon, Nikko

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#6 of 23 in Nature in Nikko
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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  • Came to this place was nearby to stay at Kinugawa Onsen, and explore the sunshine. From Kinugawa Onsen as near the large parking lot so convenient. Is tired and not up and down the Hill a little don't have waterfalls, rock formations or in the Gorge beauty really enjoyed. What 10 million years? volcanic rocks eroded into the flow of the River, and I think it seems mysterious. Took the dog, excellent with beautiful views.
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  • Dragon Gorge is one of the favorite hiking trails. Just by looking, even in spring and autumn when stream flow, refreshing the mind. Dragon Gorge from the track to the kawaji Onsen, freshen up in the kawaji Onsen is recommended. I went 2 times a year.
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  • It was amazing waterfall and canyon with color leaves. When i visited here, it was after a big typhoon, so down the river wasn't much clean. If you drive a car here, i recommend drive to downtown road...  more »

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