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  • See & Do
  • Nikko Area

Jao Falls

Jao Falls is a waterfall which runs into the Kinugawa River located alongside Prefectural Highway Route 23.The long, thin stream of water looks like a snake, hence the waterfall’s name (“ja” means serpent, and “o” is king).

It's surrounded by forest, and the scenery is especially beautiful during spring with its young leaves and when the foliage turns colors in the fall.

Location Map

Basic Information

Address Wakama, Nikko-city, Tochigi
Telephone Number 0288-22-1525
Map Code 367 668 738*81

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