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Ryuzu Waterfall

Chugushi, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-1661, Japan
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Nikko National Park Day Trip from Tokyo
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Ranked #15 of 82 Attractions in Nikko
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Brisbane, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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49 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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50 attraction reviews
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
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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toronto
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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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12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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153 helpful votes 153 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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