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Kegon Waterfall (Kegon no taki)
# 5   of 17 most visited
sights in Nikko

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Kegon no taki from the lower observation platform (reached by paid elevator)

The almost 100 meter tall Kegon Waterfall (،̑, Kegon no taki) is the most famous of Nikko's many beautiful waterfalls. In fact, it is even ranked as one of Japan's three most beautiful falls, along with Nachi Waterfall in Wakayama Prefecture and Fukuroda Waterfall in Ibaraki Prefecture.

Kegon Waterfall is the only exit for the waters of Lake Chuzenji. It can be seen from a free observation platform that is easily accessible on foot, as well as from a paid platform at the base of the falls. The paid platform is accessed via a 100 meter deep elevator and offers the more impressive views. The sight of Kegon Waterfall in combination with Lake Chuzenji can be enjoyed from Akechidaira Observatory, which is accessible by ropeway from Akechidaira Plateau.

Kegon Waterfall is also a popular autumn color spot. The trees around the waterfall are usually most colorful from mid to late October. In the winter, the waterfall is impressive as well, when it freezes almost completely solid.

Kegon no taki from the upper observation platform (free of charge)

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How to get there

Kegon Waterfall is a short walk from the Chuzenjiko Onsen bus terminal. The bus ride from JR or Tobu Nikko Station to Chuzenjiko Onsen takes about 50 minutes, costs 1150 yen and is covered by several Tobu free passes. A 2-day pass for unlimited bus rides between Nikko and Chuzenjiko Onsen is available for 2000 yen at Tobu Nikko Station.

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Hours and Fees
Elevator to the lower observation deck
Hours: 8:00 to 17:00
Closed:No closing days
Admission:550 yen

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