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Ryuokyo Canyon

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Ryuokyo Canyon

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Nikko 1-Day Bus Tour :World Heritage of Nikko Toshogu,Lake Chuzenji,Kegon Falls
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Nikko 1-Day Bus Tour :World Heritage of Nikko Toshogu,Lake Chuzenji,Kegon Falls

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With its serene lakes, mountainous forests, and picturesque waterfalls, Nikko National Park is one of Japan’s most stunning nature reserves, situated on the incredibly scenic—and hard to reach on your own—Romantic Road. On this exciting tour, escape the bustle of Tokyo with an invigorating day in the Japanese countryside, including a visit to a spectacularly decorated UNESCO World Heritage­–listed Shinto shrine.
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jk-liu wrote a review Oct 2019
Taichung, Taiwan1,986 contributions91 helpful votes
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We took a train to get there and spent around ten minutes from Kinugawa Park station. Because a typhoon will land tomorrow, just a few tourists visited this scenery. Amazing waterfall and valley were attractive to our sight. We got around everywhere for about ninety minutes. Though many maple leaves haven’t changed color, I deeply recommend the Ryuokyo Canyon in Kinugawa.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Peter Choy wrote a review Jul 2019
Hong Kong, China3,751 contributions175 helpful votes
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Checked out from the ryokan we drove to Ryuokyo Canyon 龍王峡. This canyon is formed by eruption of an underwater volcano 22 million years ago, and then over time eroded by the flow of the Kinu River 鬼怒川. As its name suggests, this place has the appearance of a dragon, running for about 3 km between Kawaji Onsen and Kinugawa Onsen 鬼怒川温泉. Since we don’t have enough time to walk along the whole canyon, we chose the White Dragon Canyon 白龍峡 for a short hike. After visiting the temple 龍王神社, we went across the bridge 虹見橋, with both sides showing the white rhyolite 流紋岩. There are a number of waterfalls like 虹見の滝, 竪琴の滝. Some special rock formations are really interesting to take note too: かめ穴 and 流紋岩の割れ目. The hike was not too difficulty but since the weather was rainy in the past few days the trek was slippery, making it a bit challenging. There are sections which we had to step on rocks and had to be careful. But overall it was a nice trail definitely worth exploring.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Eugene wrote a review Dec 2018
Melbourne, Australia704 contributions63 helpful votes
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, which consists of many strange and odd shaped rocks. As implied by the name Ryuokyo (also known as Dragon King Ravine), the magnificent scenery of the ravine along the riverbanks brings to mind the image of a writhing dragon. The area is particularly beautiful during autumn and is best viewed between the end of October and beginning of November. 
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Becca wrote a review Dec 2018
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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 a lot of it (although still well-taken-care-of, of course), so I was surprised to see that there were some people trekking it in dressier shoes. There is a small strip mall surrounding the entrance to the trails with the most wonderful, genuinely-friendly people we met in all of Japan. The train station there is tiny - just one platform for both inbound and outbound trains and no IC card terminals (at least as of this writing in November 2018). You'll need to buy a paper ticket from whatever station you're traveling from, although if you arrive without one, you can purchase it from the single worker behind the single ticket window at the station.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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lucbabe wrote a review Nov 2018
Singapore, Singapore255 contributions29 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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