Explore Kegon Falls in Nikko National Park

April 3, 2023 in Activities & Places
Explore Kegon Falls in Nikko National Park

There are 48 waterfalls in the region of Nikko, Japan, but The Kegon waterfall is the most famous of these. At 97m high, it is one of Japan's three highest waterfalls and is easily the star natural attraction of the Nikko National Park.

For around two weeks every October, the mountainsides burst into spectacular autumn colours and on a sunny day, you should be prepared to be stunned by the vivid rainbows, curving around the bottom of the falls. 

This amazing view can be seen from an observation platform that is easily accessible on foot, as well as from a platform at the base of the falls. The higher observation platform is accessed via a 100 meter deep elevator and offers the more impressive views. The waterfall is also extremely striking in wintertime, when it freezes almost completely solid.