Kegon Falls in Nikko
Kegon Falls (華厳の滝, Kegon no Taki) is one of the most magnificent waterfalls in Japan. It is located in the Nikko city of Tochigi prefecture, approximately 140 km north of Tokyo. The waterfall is fed by the waters of Lake Chuzenji and drops 97 meters into a gorge, creating a breathtaking sight that attracts visitors from all over the world.
Getting to Kegon Falls
The easiest way to get to Kegon Falls is by taking a bus from Nikko Station. The bus ride takes about 40 minutes and costs 1,100 yen for a round trip ticket. Alternatively, you can drive or take a taxi to the waterfall, but be aware that parking can be limited during peak season.
Exploring Kegon Falls
Once you arrive at Kegon Falls, you can take an elevator down to the observation deck, which offers stunning views of the waterfall and surrounding scenery. You can also walk along the trails that lead to the base of the waterfall, but be prepared for a steep climb back up.
Best Time to Visit Kegon Falls
The best time to visit Kegon Falls is during the autumn months of October and November, when the surrounding trees turn vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow. The waterfall is also illuminated at night during this time, creating a magical atmosphere that is not to be missed.
- Address: Chugushi, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-1661, Japan
- Latitude: 36.7486° N
- Longitude: 139.4814° E
- Admission fee: 550 yen for adults, 330 yen for children
- Opening hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm (April - November), 9:00am - 4:00pm (December - March)
- Website: https://www.nikko-jp.org/english/spot/kegon.html