Ryuzu Falls

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  • Address: Chugushi, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-1661, Japan
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 00:40 Mins
  • Tags: View Point, Waterfall, Family And Kids

About Ryuzu Falls, Nikko

The third of Japan’s best waterfalls, the Ryuzu Waterfall will leave you awestruck, irrespective of the time of the year you visit it!

Literally meaning “Dragon's Head Waterfall”, the Ryuzu waterfalls is essentially a twin waterfall, resembling a dragon’s head. Making its way into Nikko’s popular lakes of the mesmerizing Lake Chuzenji and the Lake Yunoko, this waterfall runs 210 meters with an upstream location to the Yugawa River.

Apart from the waterfall, running over the lava once erupted by Mt. Stream, the surroundings are especially noteworthy! Lush and vibrant foliage, that soothe the eyes instantly, is an experience at the Ryuzu waterfall. It will be underestimation to say that the sight is no less than being a part of an oriental painting of waterfalls!

The months of May and June witness the pleasing magenta Rhododendrons and wadanums bloom in all their glory, drawing a large number of visitors from all over. While the autumn months are another story altogether!

How To reach Ryuzu Falls by Public Transport

  • From Nikko station, take a bus to Ryuzunotaki iriguchi (1 hour), further, walk north 10 minutes to reach the falls.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Ryuzu Falls

  • 95% of people who visit Nikko include Ryuzu Falls in their plan

  • 42.28% of people start their Ryuzu Falls visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Ryuzu Falls

Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday

91.81% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ryuzu Falls

People normally club together Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji while planning their visit to Ryuzu Falls.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Ryuzu Falls, Nikko Reviews

  • 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.

  • Place becomes charming during the fall season with flowing water of the fall and the changing colours of leaves. A great photo opportunity place. Too crowded during peak season.

  • 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.

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