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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 12, 2015

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Patricia G
new zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank thesmdm
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

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

Thank Novandi H
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 

2 Thank unescotravelbug
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240 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

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.

Thank Jay P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 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 

Thank asianchef
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.

1 Thank NickE2
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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 

Thank Lukas P
Atsugi, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Not much to see but quite good to be here and listening large sound of ryuzu waterfall. U can enjoy ice cream or lunch with scenery of Ryuzu fall.

Thank Virendra Y
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Eat at a quaint Japanese restaurant while you enjoy the Ryuzu waterfall. You can walk up the side of the waterfall on some large gradual steps. Depends on how long you like to stare at a waterfall but we managed to kill about two hours. We ate at the restaurant and the owner gave us some free food. Recommended.

Thank Lloyd B

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