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Ryuzu Waterfall

Address: Chugushi, Nikko 321-1661, Tochigi Prefecture
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Nikko National Park Day Trip from Tokyo
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Ranked #14 of 92 Attractions in Nikko
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Tokyo, Japan
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I have visited Nikko more than 20 times and each visit has been fascinating in any season. Ryuzu Waterfall is one of my favorite waterfalls in Nikko. The view with lush green leaves surrounding the waterfall in summer is totally refreshing, with red and yellow leaves in fall is breathtaking and with the snow background in winter is full of... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

before i went there i think ryuzu would be a big waterfall. then i found it very small. but it still nice because of its autumn color. My bad, i went there on 6 pm so it's already dark.

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Brisbane, Australia
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38 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is one of the token sight seeing spots in the Nikko area. Early October is probably too early for Autumn leaves (koyo), but there was still some colouring occurring. The falls are beautiful, I was here on a week day, and there was only a small crowd on the balcony, which wasn't too bad. There is a souvenir shop... More 

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Arizona, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

If you're in the Lake Chuzenjiko area this is a nice waterfall for a brief stop. Actually, it is a series of cascades and waterfulls about 500 meters long. The fall colors were out when we visited and it was quite beautiful--lots of people taking pictures.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

If you have limited time this would be the falls to visit. The walk to top is not that difficult and the view down is spectacular. The autumn colours made it even more beautiful

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Massafra, Italy
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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Japan
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21 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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