Ryuzu Falls

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

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!

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

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  • Ryuzu Falls Address: Chugushi, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-1661, Japan
  • Ryuzu Falls Timing: 24-hrs
  • Ryuzu Falls Price: Free
  • Time required to visit Ryuzu Falls: 00:40 Mins
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  • 27.69% of people who visit Nikko include Ryuzu Falls in their plan

  • 34.92% of people start their Ryuzu Falls visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Ryuzu Falls

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

89.83% 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
  • The Ryuzu waterfalls are located in behind a cafe closer to the main road and ample parking space. A meal or coffee with snack and the view from the cafe is spectacular, especially during the autumn when the surrounding autumn leaves turn gold, red and orange. As this is one of Japan’s most beautiful and well known waterfalls, anticipate the crowds! With patience though you will eventually get a good spot at the front to take a photo.

  • A picturesque pair of falls surrounded by foliage. The observation deck is quite close to them and offers a good view, with a couple of small shops. There are stairs leading up to the top of the falls.

  • Beautiful set of top rapids leading to a split falls at the base running in to the lake. short 15 minute forest walk along the river from top to bottom of Falls. Autumn colours just appearing in early October.

  • Amazing waterfall whatever the season. Restaurant with wonderful view and basic soba dishes right next to the falls. Great walk up the river next to the falls with view spots.

  • Small waterfall but beautiful. And you can hike up to Senjogahara. So beautiful. You should try!

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