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Ryuzu Waterfall

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Address: Chugushi, Nikko 321-1661, Tochigi Prefecture
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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.

Reviewed 30 October 2016
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137 reviews
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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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4 reviews
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 

Thank Sutattee
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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170 reviews
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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 

Thank Swathi999
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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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291 reviews
199 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This fall is very famous for its beauty. Leaves turn out red colous in mid-October, earlier than other sight seeing spots in Nikko area. You can go there with bus from Nikko station. There is a bus stop for the fall. There is a restaurant near the fall and the restaurant is one of the view spots. The fall is... More 

Thank Harempercussion
Nazare, Portugal
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

it does not have the impact of Kengon waterfall, but it is stunning nonetheless, with its smaller steps down. If you manage to see this when the leafs are at its Autumn peak, it is a beautiful site.

Thank Percebezinhe
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This waterfall is small but very beautiful.. You can seat in front of waterfall and enjoy scenery for an infinite time! The soba shop at this place is very good and cheap. They can make soba without any fish or meat on request. So its heaven for vegetarians :-D

Thank Harshad B
Tokyo, Japan
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

This water fall has different face throughout the seasons. The best times are Spring and Autumn, no wonder in Autumn is the best. Sun shines at limited time only and if you are lucky you get bit of clean blue sky on top of thr fall.

Thank 930nihalp
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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91 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Although smaller than nearby Kegon Falls, Ryuzu no Taki ("Dragon's Head") is stunningly beautiful, especially in autumn. It's unique in that it's a double waterfall. It's also quite a bit of a challenging hike to get to the top, but the trail is clean, paved, and clearly marked. There's a tea shop / souvenir shop with a great vantage point... More 

Thank Bundtlust
New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Ryuzu Waterfall on Yukawa river, means "dragon head waterfall" in Japanese (as per Japan tourism website).This is a waterfall with two water flows, though I could not appreciate the analogy to a dragon ; possibly because I have never seen a dragon. It is located in a shadowy spot just off the road from kawaguchi-ko, flanked by a coffee shop... More 

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