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  • See & Do
  • Nikko Area

Ryuokyo Gorge

  • Nature

A dynamic scenic beauty of richly varied rocks

Volcanic rocks, having been eroded by the flow of the Kinugawa River, produce a dynamic vista resembling a dragon wriggling around. You can see this 3-kilometre vista between Kawaji Onsen and Kinugawa Onsen. Many tourists come to see the stunning autumn leaves from late October to early November. The 7-kilometre nature trail leading to Kawaji Onsen is highly recommended for a nice walk.

Location Map

Basic Information

Address Nikko-city, Tochigi
Telephone Number 0288-22-1525
Website https://www.visitnikko.jp/en/spots/ryuo-valley/
Map Code 367 686 704*87

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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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