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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. Use our Nikko vacation route planner to add Ryuokyo Canyon and other attractions to your Nikko vacation plans.
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  • Cold anyway. Strong wind! But it is very beautiful! Is the snow! Ground ice is so non-slip so watch out!
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  • 走完一圈真的會讚嘆大自然得鬼斧神工。他有很多條路線,由於時間問題我們只繞了半圈,11月來到這裡,滿山滿谷的楓葉配上峽谷的石頭,風景真的美到不像話!推薦秋天來賞楓! 
  • 來到這裡時是下雨天,但完全不會妨礙健行的進行,適合各式年齡層,在秋天應該是美麗的,這裡屬於小巧的瀑布和河川,由當地的地圖上顯示這整條河川像極了一條龍,我們只有走其中一段,最大眾的腳程剛好繞一圈。風景不錯適合慢慢健行。