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Ryuzu Waterfall

Chugushi, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-1661, Japan
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Massafra, Italy
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The waterfall is particularly suggestive because it has two falls (that are the reason of its name: dragons' heads). Unfortunately, they are visible from a platform whit souvenir shops and restaurants, so it is usually full of noisy people.

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

best to hike along the lake to reach it, but there is also a bus stop at the top of these falls. Very nice and interesting waterfall cascade.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

very popular waterfall with shuttle-bugs so be prepared to jostle for your shot! the souvenir cum restaurant provides hikers a place to refuel with some pretty good soba. another popular item seems to be zouni, a type of fried rice cake/mochi that is steeped in a simple dashi stock and eaten with yasai.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Very nice but not as beautiful as Kegon waterfalls. Not worth a trip there only to see it but certainly worth it if you're already in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

http://kouyou.nihon-kankou.or.jp/ The above website provides accurate information on where to catch the peak 'koyo' (autumn colour) around Japan. You may want to get your Japanese speaking friend to help out. Ryuzu Waterfall was peaked during the week of October 16 in 2013. It is about 1 hour 15 minutes from Nikko train station, 20 minutes from Chuzenji onsen station. The... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We were unable to see anything at Kegon Falls due to the heavy fog and therefore made our way to Ryuzu Waterfall. It was worth everything! Surprisingly the waterfall was not covered by the fog and we were treated to an amazing sight of beautiful autumn colours. Recommended to take the flight of stairs up as at every point, you... More

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Biarritz, France
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49 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

It was busy when we visited but there was still plenty of space to take photos and observe the beginning of the autumn colours. After the falls we walked east along the lake until the boat house and caught the ferry back to the main village.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Nice Sightseeing. I Have visited it 3 times, i included it each time That i Visit Nikko. I recommend to Travel by Car with a GPS as much as possible, so you can Visit moré places like This, away from the Main Shrines And Palace

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

After leaving Yudaki and walking along the Senjogahara marshland trail for about three hours, Ryuzu Falls was a nice goal. Seeing water falling rejuvenates one after a long hike. The waterfall is rather average in size, but nonetheless, still beautiful. The rest stop is much more commercialized than Yudaki, but it is nice to have food, drink, and omiyage available.

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Irvine, California USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The falls were nice, but nothing special. (And I really like waterfalls). Yutaki Falls were much more impressive and beautiful. Also, it was too developed and there were too many tour groups.

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