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Ryuzu Waterfall

Chugushi, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-1661, Japan
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Ranked #14 of 83 attractions in Nikko
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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
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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
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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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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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
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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Tokyo, Japan
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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The name of this waterfall means "dragon's head" as the view is said to represent the same. The fall is accessed by bus, car, or taxi. In true Japanese-convenience fashion, there is a parking lot at the bottom and at the top of the fall. There is a well maintained path and staircase that visitors can get several views of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Beautiful waterfalls and a free parking lot nearby. The path is well paved and you can follow the falls all the way up to the top. There is also a nature trail that looked quite interesting but we didn't have time to explore.

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