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One of the best hikes

Ryuokyo is a ravine located between Kinugawa Onsen and Kawaji Onsen. Volcanic rocks that were left... read more

Reviewed December 15, 2018
Melbourne, Australia
One of our favorite places in Japan

This is easily one of the most beautiful places I've been in my life, even though we weren't there... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2018
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Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture
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Reviewed December 15, 2018

Ryuokyo is a ravine located between Kinugawa Onsen and Kawaji Onsen. Volcanic rocks that were left behind after a volcanic eruption approximately 22 million years ago was slowly eroded away by the flow of the Kinugawa River. This created the ravine as we know today,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2018

This is easily one of the most beautiful places I've been in my life, even though we weren't there at the proper season to see the waters that supposedly have purple hues. The hike itself is fairly easy. It's not a smooth, flat path for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

We hike from Ryouko Station. Lovely hike with spectacular views. The hike started off with lots of people but as we continued on, much much lesser. We even walked through a tunnel. Amazing Hike.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lucbabe
Reviewed September 30, 2018

the canyon itself is beautiful but the walks around it (there are short versions of about an hour, or longer if you can/want) are what makes it worth it. Dont just stop for a shot- enjoy the walks all around!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mish_H50
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Nikko and Kinugawa Spa may be familiar. Unfortunately, Ryuokyo Canyon is less known, whichi is a pity. The reason seems to be... the less train service farther than Kinugawa Spa Station and less service facilities around the spot. Nevertheless, it is worth the visit especially...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed December 20, 2017

Not many tourists as train to Ryuokyo station is beyond the coverage of the Tobu discount pass (last station covered by pass is Shin Fujiwara). We rented a car so getting here was not an issue (3km drive from our ryokan). Entry to the canyon...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank BeyondBanalityBlog
Reviewed November 15, 2017

It was amazing waterfall and canyon with color leaves. When i visited here, it was after a big typhoon, so down the river wasn't much clean. If you drive a car here, i recommend drive to downtown road. It's pretty narrow, but you can enjoy...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Tomakee
Reviewed November 3, 2017

The canyon is easily accessible by train and the beauty of the place was astonishing with full autumn colours. The river and ravines were also dramatic. This was an easy 2 hour hike to the finsih and back. Great for a day trip from Nikko!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Richardi_23
Reviewed December 11, 2015

this place " Ryuokyo" I really recommended for you who really love natural. the place is very beautiful and COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! . First time I visit nikko , we not plan to go to this but i searching the internet and found some review of this.However,...More

Date of experience: November 2015
2  Thank manisarav
Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Given my fetish for canyons I had to visit this place as soon as I heard about it from the tourist information guy. Not many tourists reach here and I understood why. I had to change 2 trains from Nikko to get there at Shimo-imaichi...More

Date of experience: November 2015
3  Thank RichaKediaart
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