Ryuzu Falls, Nikko

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

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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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  • Stunning scenery, very worth visiting any time off 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 then, 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.

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  • 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.

  • Beautiful falls just up the road from chuzenji. We walked down from the higher trail entrance. The view, the smell, and the sound of the falls was all amazing.

  • 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.

  • Great pit stop if you're travelling down from Okunikko, there's a teahouse here where you can enjoy traditional Japanese snacks and tea.

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