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  • Nikko Area

Kegon Falls

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97 Metres high, Kegon has been designated one of Japan’s Three Most Beautiful Waterfalls

Kegon Falls is the most famous of Nikko’s 48 waterfalls. Water from Lake Chuzenji falls 97 metres straight down to the rocks below creating a dynamic and artistic work of nature. A special lift takes visitors to the basin where the force and roar of the water can be witnessed close up! Impressive in any season, the waterfall looks particularly spectacular when surrounded by the fresh green leaves in May, house martins in June, or the “12 falls” – small streams of the frozen waterfall clad in blue ice – during January and February.

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Basic Information

Address Chugushi, Nikko-city, Tochigi
Telephone Number 0288-55-0030
Website http://kegon.jp/
Business Hours 09:00-17:00 (March, April and November)09:00-16:30 (December to February)08:00-17:00 (May to September)08:00-17:00 (October)
Price Adult 570yen Child 340yen*Adult ; Junior high school and over
Map Code 367 240 168*34

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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.

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