Yudaki Falls

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Yudaki Falls
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100nights19flights
Japan234 contributions
Aug 2021
Beautiful falls that tumble down a steeply sloped rocky surface. The base is the most impressive. The view from the top is worthwhile. You can climb the endless steps but there is also free but limited parking along the highway beside lake Yuno.
Written August 12, 2021
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TnTOz
Sydney, Australia131 contributions
Feb 2020
We visited here in Winter and the ice and snow made it more spectacular. We also took the short circular track to Kotaki Falls which was absolutely beautiful and easy to negotiate with just hiking boots and poles. Unfortunately, we couldn’t do the Sejogahara Moor trail from here because it was closed due to damage to the track further along.
Written February 10, 2020
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unescotravelbug
Wooster, OH4,201 contributions
Oct 2015 • Solo
I recently visited Nikko for the purpose of sightseeing its famous autumn beauty. I had visited Nikko 5 years ago, last trip was focused on UNESCO shrines during my winter visit. This trip was purposely arranged so I could enjoy its picturesque autumn colors which I had been longing to see. The best time to view autumn foliage and the vibrant change of colors in Nikko National Parks is between early Oct. and the end of Oct. The easy way for the foreigners to visit, without much walking time involved and save money, is by Tobu's bus passes. There are different routes and prices for the bus passes offered, so, just take the one that suit your interests and schedules. I had two full days in Nikko, so two days pass for the bus routes between Nikko Station and Yumoto Onsen for 3000 yens was my take. This two-days pass allows you unlimited rides on the routes designated on its bus mapping areas; mainly focusing on the popular attractions and onsens(hot springs). October is a peak month for autumn foliage viewing; so, expect to wait at long queued line that take you along several popular attractions. These passes are sold at Tobu Nikko Station, where several bus routes(by alphabets followed with numbers) of stops are stationed outside of it, but these buses actually begin at JR Nikko Station, so, when buses arrive Tobu Nikko station, likely many seats have been taken, especially on the nice days or weekends. Since JR Nikko station and Tobu Nikko station is only about 300 meters apart, so, the tip is: take a 5 min. walk to catch your bus at JR Nikko Station, that way you have better chances of secure your seatings. I suggest you take the early bus since there will be many more people come at the later time. Yutaki 湯滝(waterfalls of hot water) is on Yumoto Onsen direction route(this terminal name is displayed on the front of bus), you get off at #40 stop, Yutaki Iriguchi. It is one stop before Yunoko Lakeside and 2 stops before the end of line Yumoto Onsen, If you do your timing properly you can enjoy both Yunoko lakeside foliage walk and Yutaki falls visits in two to three hours and still have enough time to get on the bus for the Ryuzu falls, Lake Chuzen or Kegon waterfall visit in one day. The walk from the Yutaki Iriguchi bus stop to the falls is about 10 min. downhill. Once you pass the picnic area and fast food shops you will come to a secured observatory deck that facing the waterfalls. The roaring sounds of water and colors of the autumn foliage are truly breath-taking. The nature's wonder has a magic brush and painted vibrant colors all over the foliage. There is absolutely no proper word to describe the nature beauty, but pictures taken by skilled photographers might do it justice in some degrees. Yutaki Falls run off from the edge of Lake Yunoko(lake of hot water, which gathers water from source of hot springs.). Before reaching the bottom of basin waterfalls split two ways in the middle and form q shape like a pair of giant white trousers(or like a hand fan as some described it.). The sulfur element from the water droplets is said to have healing power to the human skin. There are forest and hiking trails nearby the falls which take you to the top of the falls where you can see water from Lake Yunoko tumbling down from the sheer cliff edge to the basin below. From top of the falls, walk along the lake side trails to the next bus stop(No.41 bus stop: the Yunoko lakeside ) is about 45 min. On the nice weather the walk would be pleasant but not on a very windy or rainy day which I had experienced. Yutaki is one of the three popular falls along the Yumoto Onsen bus route and is the farthest one, bus ride is about 70 min. from Tobu Nikko Station.
Written October 21, 2015
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Jesus E
Aguascalientes120 contributions
Oct 2012 • Business
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
Written September 11, 2013
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KasumiY
Big Island, VA12 contributions
Jan 2015 • Family
This is a bit further than Chuzenji-Lake but one of my favorite waterfalls in Japan. There are public buses to get there so you should go there if your time allows. There is also a hiking course from the waterfall takes about an hour. Great nature.
Written January 27, 2015
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Triponim
Rome, Italy14 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
Very impressive waterfall. Parking in very close to the waterfall, parking fee is 500¥. From waterfall base starts a loop paved path that our kids loved. Very nice and kids friendly track. If you have bear bell bring it, We didn’t see any unfortunately. There is a tea house with ice creams and lake sweet fish. For yonoko lake- just go up the stairs to the top of the waterfall.
Written September 30, 2019
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ItchyFeet
Camarillo, CA7,528 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
These falls are the biggest and tallest falls in the Nikko area where we saw all 3 waterfalls. They are quite majestic and worth a stop.

There was a small building there with I’m guessing a shop or food but it was closed since we were there after hours .

We had a car and drove all around the area which is ideal to see the waterfalls , Nikko-Shi shrine and area and Kannmamga Fushi (little stone guys)
Written June 5, 2019
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GraftonRiverguide
Grafton, Australia546 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
The falls are in a well defined area with established paths and good access. Although there are lots of tourists because of its proximity to the road it is well worth stopping here for a walk and to appreciate the beauty of such a pretty waterfall. Typical of this beautiful area and well worth including on a drive around this stunning area.
Written December 9, 2018
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helpfulreviewsmaybe
16 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
We were thing in late November and did the walk from ryuzu falls. We had a light brushing of snow around which was beautiful. At this time of year you won't see the autumn leaves up here cos it's too cold and they've already dropped. They recommended mid October for that I think.
Written November 25, 2017
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Amber
Bremerton, WA59 contributions
Dec 2016 • Solo
So I took the bus hopper and actually got off at the bottom of the falls when if I had just staid on one more stop I would have been right at the top. Instead I walked to the top up the winding roads cause my phone didn't pick up that the bottom of the falls was right next to me :( It was a nice little walk but I would recommend that since the roads are small. There are lots of stairs to walk down but the view is great. If you have trouble with stairs I would recommend starting at the top and walking down. There were places to sit along the way to take in the falls as you moved along. Glad I was able to find it.
Written July 11, 2017
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