Kegon Waterfall

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Following a major magma flow 20 000 years ago, a natural dam formed at the foot of the south face of the Nantai volcano, leading to the creation of Lake Chuzenji and the superb Kegon Waterfall. The waterfall is visible from a terrace located in the upper part and from platforms arranged in the lower part. The main 97m waterfall never freezes; it flows at a rate of one ton of water per second into a vast corrie of steep cliffs. Twelve other small waterfalls from underground flows join it.

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Nikko

Opening hours

elevator to the observation platforms at the base of the falls: Mar-Nov 8am-5pm, Dec-Feb 9am-4.30pm - JPY550 (elevator); upper platform: no charge

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Okunikko’s natural assets

In the upper reaches of the sacred city, the mountainous region of Okunikko is stunning in every season. While the cedars planted in the late 17C serve as a backdrop for the temples and shrines down in the valley, at altitude the lakes, moors and rivers surrounding Lake Chuzenji complement the perfectly formed cone of the Nantai volcano to create a fabulous landscape.
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