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  • See & Do
  • Nikko Area

Setoaikyo Canyon

Setoaikyo Canyon, in northwestern Tochigi, locates at the upper stream of Kinugawa River.A two-kilometer-long canyon with walls some 100 meters high which was created via the erosion of tuff rock. Situated along the upper reaches of the Kinu River, visitors can enjoy fantastic, picturesque scenery from the Watarasshai Suspension Bridge spanning the canyon.

The canyon is also a renowned destination for fall foliage and, in addition to being visited by numbers of tourists in autumn, it has been selected for inclusion in a list of Tochigi's Best 100.

Visit the Bell of Angels located near the bridge, where it is said to bring your happiness.

Location Map

Basic Information

Address Kawamata, Nikko-city, Tochigi
Telephone Number 0288-22-1525
Website http://www.ktr.mlit.go.jp/kinudamu/cctvsetoaikyou/
Map Code 367 722 808*03

Nikko Area

The Nikko area, in the northwestern part of the prefecture, is particularly mountainous. In the midst of the rich nature, including the 2,486-meter-high volcano Mt. Nantai, Lake Chuzenji, and Kegon Falls, there are numerous shrines and temples that are registered as UNESCO Cultural Heritage sites. From Kinugawa Onsen to Kawaji Onsen, hot springs can also be found throughout the area. There are a wide range of outdoor activities to enjoy as well, such as stand-up paddleboarding in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter.

Seasons in Tochigi