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Ryuzu Waterfall

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Address: Chugushi, Nikko 321-1661, Tochigi Prefecture
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Ryuzu waterfall or Ryuzu no taki ( Dragon Head) as it is known locally , is apparently shaped like a dragon . But we definitely failed to notice it. It is one of the three 'must... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although smaller than nearby Kegon Falls, Ryuzu no Taki ("Dragon's Head") is stunningly beautiful, especially in autumn. It's unique in that it's a double waterfall. It's also quite a bit of a challenging hike to get to the top, but the trail is clean, paved, and clearly marked. There's a tea shop / souvenir shop with a great vantage point... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Ryuzu Waterfall on Yukawa river, means "dragon head waterfall" in Japanese (as per Japan tourism website).This is a waterfall with two water flows, though I could not appreciate the analogy to a dragon ; possibly because I have never seen a dragon. It is located in a shadowy spot just off the road from kawaguchi-ko, flanked by a coffee shop... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Ryuzu waterfall or Ryuzu no taki ( Dragon Head) as it is known locally , is apparently shaped like a dragon . But we definitely failed to notice it. It is one of the three 'must see' waterfalls at Nikko as outlined by most tourist brochures. The falls would definitely be prettier during the autumn when the leaves take on... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

It is a tough climb up many steps to get to the top but we were fortunate as we had a private car and guide that let us off at the top. We had a leisurely walk down to the lower parking lot taking photos and enjoying the length of the falls.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

A must see while exploring Nikko area, easy access by buses, on main routes, beautiful sightseeing and pictures lovers good spot. Had an amazing time walking around then as exhausted by heat, been to an onset near bye, had fabulous recovery after 2 hours onset, soba and beer then an hour nap :) A must to experience :)

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

There had been snow on the mountain the night before so the Falls were running quite well. Lovely setting with the water rushing down and into Lake Chuzenji. Well worth the visit

Thank Allan C
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

A nice walk along this waterfall,you can see the water cascading down the rocks.The area is safe and paved.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

There are not many tourists go to the waterfalls in Nikko as most go to the world heritage sites when I went to Nikko. Ryuzu waterfall is breathtaking in its simplicity. Visitor need to have a Nikko pass (¥2650) covering Senjogahara plateau/Ryuzu waterfall. Visitor can start from the lower part of the waterfall (bus stop no 35) and then take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

These falls are a must to visit when up in the mountains of the lovely Nikko National Park. Our driver dropped us off on the road above the falls and we had about a fifteen minute walk through the lovely area following the river to the falls, there are some steps but all easy going. The Falls flow down 1150... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

In the middle of Iroha-zaka, the road from Nikko to Yumoto mountains area, you'll see this little stop to eat light traditional japanese sweets and tons of presents and souvenirs. The waterfall sounds like a mantra and in every season is beautiful in different ways. The silence, the nature, the trees...everything is just like a dream.

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