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Ryuzu no Taki (Ryuzu Waterfall)

One of the three most famous waterfalls in Oku-Nikko, named "Ryuzu-no-taki" (Dragon's Head Waterfall) because of its resemblance to a dragon's head.

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Waterfall

Ryuzu Waterfall is located on the Yukawa River that flows into Lake Chuzenji. It is a waterfall that flows 210 meters over the lava formed by the eruption of Mount Fuji. The waterfall is said to have been named "Ryuzu-no-taki" (Dragon's Head Waterfall) because the area near the waterfall basin is bisected by a large rock, which resembles the head of a dragon.

From May to June, the reddish-purple azaleas bloom, and from late September, the area is crowded with tourists enjoying the autumn leaves. In particular, the colored leaves are said to be the earliest in Nikko City, and you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of maple trees and linden trees. The view from the Kanbaku-dai (viewing platform) in front of the waterfall, where the waterfall basin is decorated with autumn leaves, is spectacular.

In winter, you can also see the wonderful frozen waterfalls. It is also close to the bus stop, making it easy to access.

Highlights

  • It is known as one of the "Three Famous Waterfalls of Oku-Nikko" together with Kegon no Taki and Yu-taki.
  • You can see the Japanese azalea in early summer, and autumn leaves in the autumn.
  • There is a viewing platform in front of the waterfall.
  • There are many steps along the river, so it is best to wear walking shoes.

Photos

  • Ryuzu Waterfall with its spectacular autumn foliage.

    Ryuzu Waterfall with its spectacular autumn foliage.

  • The reddish-purple azaleas bloom in May and June.

    The reddish-purple azaleas bloom in May and June.

  • In winter, ice waterfalls can be seen.

    In winter, ice waterfalls can be seen.

Reviews

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  • Shih Shih

    炎炎夏日當中,瀑布釋放出來的負離子,使人感到身心靈都舒服。

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Details

Name in Japanese
竜頭ノ滝
Postal Code
321-1661
Address
Chugushi, Nikko City, Tochigi
Telephone
0288-22-1525 (Nikko City Tourism Association)
Admission
Free
Holiday
Open every day
Hours
Open at all times
Access
40 minutes by bus from Nikko Station
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)