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Ryuzu Waterfall

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Address: Chugushi, Nikko 321-1661, Tochigi Prefecture
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A great hike start point

This is the start of my favorite hike in Nikko National Park. Ask your bus driver to let you off right near the Waterfall. You will find a small shrine at the bottom and a soba... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 January 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is the start of my favorite hike in Nikko National Park. Ask your bus driver to let you off right near the Waterfall. You will find a small shrine at the bottom and a soba restaurant and coffee shop if you want to refuel before you begin hiking. The hike is not at all strenuous, ending at the north... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Had a pleasurable walk with kids & grandkids to these falls... Track was well maintained.. Currently working on one of the bridges.

Thank Les E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Beautiful autumn colours. Short walk from the road. Readily accessible. Lower side access to view the falls is from the balcony of the gift shop

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

There are the upper and lower side of the ryuzu waterfall. I personally prefer the upper side which is a 5-10 min drive from the lower side. We went during late October and the color was simply fantastic. Do go between mid to late October as this is the best time for autumn colors. The upper side has a good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The waterfall is known as the "dragon waterfall" thanks to its amazing autumn fall colors. Do not miss it!

Thank Daniel N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

One of the most impressive waterfall in Nikko national park. It was peak color when I was there. Must see if you visit Nikko in Autumn

Thank Thanh M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We visited with all the gorgeous autumn colours in full bloom. It's relatively easy to get to on the bus, hop off then back on to your next destination.

Thank Wander1ngStars
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I was there on 20 October 2016 when I saw a review saying that it was at its peak color. I fall in love with this waterfall. Amazing!!! Really!!! My friends and I rented a car and drove to Nikko cuz we knew we did not have much time. It was a one day trip and we had to come... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The falls are a sight worth seeing in Autumn – two waterfalls flowing through the bright red foliage ! It’s a very small platform from where you can see this beautiful sight so be patient and try going early to beat the crowds. After the falls we walked up along the river and it was pretty sight thanks to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Ryuzu waterfall was very beautiful. If you visit, don't forget to walk up the path to the top of the waterfall. If you climb up for about 10 minutes, you have a great view of the waterfall and Lake Chuzenji in the background.

Thank Lieke v

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