Ryuzu Waterfall, Nikko

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See the rushing waters of Ryuzu Waterfall, an impressive natural feature in the center of an attractive woodland. The twin falls have been said to possess an almost mystical quality, with their name literally translated as "Dragon Head Waterfall." The leafy trees that flank the cascades shelter them, hiding them away and adding to the serenity of the scene. Admire the twin falls from the small observation deck, located behind a visitor center housing a souvenir shop and food stall. Add Ryuzu Waterfall to your Nikko travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Nikko trip planner .
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  • It is pretty, however, is not as splendid as the Kegon no Taki(華厳の滝). During the icy winter, it is hard to take a walk on the trail. If you do not have plenty of time, you may skip this spot.  more »
  • After walking into the Sun, 30 points along the mountain path, I was in the maple red season to daylight, not too many people, but not too small. Autumn waterfall water is not much, but the lined is full of red yellow green natural scenery, very beautiful, this trip can also be a common suburban travel, the air is very fresh.
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  • Stroll the Boardwalk was comfortable, body. Chaya because ryuzu waterfall, snacks are also served. I think a good tourist spot overlooking the beautiful waterfall which season we went.
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  • Not a big falls but have a unique shape. It should be a great spot at Nikko. I have big expectation since I came in autumn (early November), but it turns out I kinda late. Most of the leaves have fallen. I think it will be awesome and you'll be amazed if you come at the right time.
  • Absolutely beautiful views. The falls are close to a little mountain village, that is a little bit overrun by tourists, but otherwise has a great atmosphere. There are a few great hiking trails, of wich some lead into bear areas, in which caution is advised. Those areas are seperated by a fence with gates, so there isn't any danger of accidentally walking in there.
  • Stunning scenery, very worth visiting any time of the year, but specially beautiful in Autumn. There's a small shrine, a tea shop and a gift shop where, among many traditional souvenirs, you can also find fried crickets - I've lived in Japan for over 2 years and never have I seen that before. I didn't buy or tried them, but for travellers who are into that sort of thing, well, it was an interesting find. You can either walk here from Chuzenji lake or take the bus from Nikko, it takes around an hour to get there.
  • Beautiful place. Autumn season views are awesome. Can be reached by bus from Nikko station. Place can get too crowded during peak season. Traffic was very high since we travelled on a weekend. Better to avoid weekends. The hike starting from Ryuzu falls to Yumoto Onsen offers some great views.
  • You starting out from either the bottom or top and make you way down the path beside the fall. Very nice and relaxing place for a walk and enjoy the magnificent view of the fall.

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