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Ryuzu Waterfall

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Address: Chugushi, Nikko 321-1661, Tochigi Prefecture
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Autumn fall!

No pun intended. I believe that the different shades of colors of the trees in autumn enhance the beauty of this fall. Access is convenient and all ages friendly. Have a cup of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2015
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decent waterfall, but nowhere as impressive as Kegon waterfall. Better spend your time elsewhere since the trip to the top takes some time due to amount of stairs need to be climbed up.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

When I first got there I was very underwhelmed. Then I climbed up via the stairs to the top of Ryuzu and was blown away. It really is an amazing dragon's head waterfall (hence the name Ryuzu). From there you can see Lake Chuzenji and the horizon. Beautiful!! Cross the road and it'd lead you straight to the Sendogahara Marshland... More 

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Not many steps needed to visit viewing platform. The platform to see the falls is on the far side of a gift shop. The shop is just 10 metres from the road.

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new zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Apparently Ryūzu translates as 'Dragon's Head', as you will see where you visit the two falls look like a dragons head. Worth a visit if in the area. Is a neat noodle shop close by.

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Jakarta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

i went to Nikko on 16 October 2015 and it's auntumn, then i went to Ryuzu waterfall, it's a beatiful waterfall.

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Wooster, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I recently visited both Yutaki and Ryuzu waterfalls all in one day using Tobu Nikko 2 days bus pass. I was awed by the stunning views of nature beauty that combined with elements of water and vibrant colors of autumn foliage. Ryuzu Falls a.k.a Dragon Head Falls is on the Tobu Nikko bus route direction to Yumoto Onsen, During the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Very pleasant with magnificent autumn colours right now. This is one of the few waterfalls that would be fine in fog because it's not obscured by distance, you're actually walking close to the cascades at all times.

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Bangkok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

No pun intended. I believe that the different shades of colors of the trees in autumn enhance the beauty of this fall. Access is convenient and all ages friendly. Have a cup of coffee or snacks at the shops by the fall to savor its beauty. Early morning of weekday visit means you can have the fall all to yourself.... More 

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The Hague
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

At busstop Ryuzu is another waterfall which to me is just as impressive as the Kegon falls. There a coffeeshop just in front of it, so you can enjoy watching it over a cup of coffee.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It's one of the great spots you have to see if you're taking hiking trail from Yumoto onsen to Kegon falls (or vice versa). This isn't your typical waterfall, because water don't really drop from any significant height, but it's a long cascaded stream of water and rocks and it's that lengts that makes it pretty impressive. Japanese thinks it... More 

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