Kegon Falls

華厳滝   Click to listen highlighted text! 華厳滝

(kegpn no taki)

Kegon Falls in Japan is a natural marvel that every traveler should add to their itinerary. The falls, located at Lake Chūzenji within the Nikkō National Park in Tochigi Prefecture, were formed by lava flows rerouting the Daiya River, resulting in the main falls that tower approximately 97 metres (318 ft) high. Additionally, the falls are surrounded by a dozen smaller waterfalls that trickle down the mountain and lava flows, enhancing their natural charm.

The picturesque surroundings of Kegon Falls provide a serene and tranquil atmosphere, where you can relax and soak in the natural beauty of the area. The lush green trees, vibrant flowers, and serene lake that blend seamlessly with the falls create a postcard-perfect view. In the fall season, the traffic on the road from Nikko to Chūzenji can get hectic as visitors flock to see the spectacular fall colors.

In recognition of its cultural significance and natural beauty, Kegon Falls was named one of the “Eight Views” in the Shōwa period and listed as one of Japan’s Top 100 Waterfalls by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment in 1990.

Visiting Kegon Falls is an unforgettable experience that offers a unique blend of culture, nature, and adventure. You can take a boat tour around Lake Chūzenji for a different perspective of the falls or hike up to the observation deck to enjoy a panoramic view of the falls and its surroundings. Additionally, the road trip to Kegon Falls is scenic, and you’ll come across several small towns and attractions along the way.

Aside from the falls, there are numerous other attractions near Kegon Falls worth exploring. The nearby temples, shrines, and museums provide an excellent glimpse into Japan’s rich cultural heritage and history.

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