Ryuzu Waterfall

After crossing the vast Senjogahara Plateau west of Mt Nantai, the waters of Lake Yunoko flow into Lake Chuzenji at Ryuzu Waterfall. Over the course of a 210m difference in elevation, between the Yugawa River upstream and the lake, they divide into two arms (shaped like a dragon's head) and make their way through large volcanic rocks. The terrace of the tearoom near the main waterfall is a great vantage point for admiring the tumultuous waters between the banks that in autumn glow red with the turning leaves of lime, maple and beech trees and rhododendrons.

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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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