Kegon Falls

A Majestic Waterfall Spilling Down a 97-Meter-Tall Cliff



Nikko is home to many waterfalls, but its most famous waterfall is Kegon Falls. Here the water from Lake Chuzenji spills down a 97-meter-tall cliff, showcasing a beautiful and powerful force of nature. From the observation platform, which you can reach down at the waterfall basin by elevator, you can experience the roar of the falls and the splashing water from up close. In May the area is surrounded with beautiful fresh greenery, in June the Asian horse martin can be seen around the falls, and in the fall the color-changing autumn leaves are a breathtaking sight. Furthermore, in January and February you can see “blue ice,” a phenomenon of blue sparkling ice made when the 12 falls, smaller streams of water, freeze over.


  • The most famous waterfall in Nikko.
  • Taking the elevator down to the waterfall basin will bring you to the observation platform.
  • You can see both Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji from the Akechidaira Observation Area.


  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Fall (Photo taken from Akechidaira Observation Area)


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Postal Code
Chugushi, Nikko City, Tochigi
Round-trip elevator ride to the observation platform
Adults (junior high school students and older) 550 yen, elementary school students 330 yen, toddlers and infants free
No holidays
Business Hours
Morning to night
※As hours vary by month, please see official web page for details.
About 40 minutes by Tobu bus from the JR Nikko Line’s Nikko Station or the Tobu Railway Nikko Line’s Tobu Nikko Station to the Chuzenji Onsen stop, then about 5 minutes on foot
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)