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

Ryuzu Falls - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Ryuzu Falls

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Ryuzu Falls

  • 27.63% 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

Ryuzu Falls Trips

Ryuzu Falls, Nikko Reviews

  • 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.

  • This place is truly wonderful. In that season of the year (autumn) it is one of the mosr beautiful places in the whole world to visit. The colors contrast, the sound of the waterfalls, the fog surrounding the nearby lake, everything contributes to a very special sensorial experience. There are a couple of places to eat, but it is better to do it at the lake. Very few parking places. There is a public toilet.

  • Falls, drinks, food, gift shop. I highly recommend walking along their viewing path to the north, as the cascades there(pictured) are unquestionably worth the walk.

  • Excellent scenery. Trees are changing colour to welcome autumn..Good sight..

  • There is a nice trail that follows the falls uphill and branches out in many direction. popular with families and schoolchildren. The trails are all well marked

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