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Kegon Falls, Nikko

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Must see · Waterfall · Nature / Park
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 day trip planning app, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I was not expecting much from Kegon Falls - we were there near the end of fall and much of the foliage at the top of the mountain was already gone. It was right down the road from our ryokan but we...  more »
  • A pretty waterfall, bar the queues and crowds. Worthwhile nonetheless. The elevator ride to the bottom. It necessary tbh  more »
  • Great view and stunning scenery in winter. There's a elevator to go down about 100m for better view. You can see the waterfall basin from there too. They have a free viewing platform on the right side of the elevator for whoever do not wish to pay the elevator fee. No tripod allowed on the viewing platform. I've tried to fly a drone there, but the wind at the time was crazily strong. Great souvenir and snacks shop all nearby.
  • Breath taking views. During winter you can see the waterfall partially frozen, snow and the trees with no leaves. Overall a beautiful sight that goes perfectly with the lake visit.

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