Yudaki Falls

Nikko has two shrines and a temple, world heritage sites that convey Japanfs history and tradition, the natural beauty of all four seasons at Kegon-no-taki Falls, and other places, which satisfy many visitorsf eyes.

Sleeping cat
Three wise monkeys
Nikkouzan-Rinnoji Temple
Both Futarasan Shrine and Rinnoji Temple were built as a mountain-warship shrine and temple during the Nara period (in 766) and have a much longer history than Toshogu Shrine

Information on Kegon-no-taki Falls and its surroundings

Two shrines and a temple refer to Nikko-Toshogu Shrine, Nikkozan-Rinnoji Temple, and Nikko-Futarasan Shrine, which are registered as World Heritage Sites.

Yashio azalea (Tochigi prefectural flower)

Nantaisan Mountain
Irohazaka is a slope linking downtown Nikko and Chuzenji Lake. It was named after 48 Japanese Iroha characters because of the 48 curves in the slope.
The construction of the temple goes all the way back to the Nara period (in 766). Rinnnoji Temple had achieved a level of prosperity under the support of the Tokugawa family in the early modern age.
Shinkyo Bridge is one of Japanfs famous and unique bridges along with Saruhasi in Yamanashi Prefecture, Iwakuni Kintaikyo in Yamaguchi Prefecture, and Kazurabasi in Tokushima Prefecture.
Nantaisan Mountain is at an altitude of 2,486 m with Okumiya of Nikko-Futarasan Shrine on top.
They can also enjoy fishing for brown and rainbow trout in the lake.

Kanetsu ExpresswayF about 1 hour to Numata IC

Marunuma Hot Springs (Kanko-So)

A forest consisting mainly of Irohazaka or the direction of Nasu is inhabited. The feature makes a pink flower bloom before leaf grow.
Pink color to appears like a slow spring may be hurried to the surrounding ravine of the Kegon-no-taki falls.

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil?this saying teaches that it is good not to see, say, or hear bad things during childhood.
Rest House Kakkou
Ieyasu stipulated in his will to be enshrined at Nikko. In his will, he stated, gthe body would be placed on Kunozan Mountain [snip] and be enshrined as a god in a small hall on Nikkozan Mountain after the first anniversary of my death.h Later, Tokugawa Iemitsu, the third of the Tokugawa shoguns who had deep respect for Ieyasu, gathered first-rate architects and craftsman of the time from all over Japan and built Nikko-Toshogu Shrine using all the finest techniques of the period.
Irohazaka Slope
Karakura Hot Springs has an ample supply of water and high-quality springs, making it perfect as a hot springs cure, and people can realize a time of relaxation.
Karakura Hot Springs
Japanese garden
Sugenuma, at an altitude of 1731 m, has a beautiful environment surrounded by old growth forests. The scenery at the time of maple-tree viewing is magnificent (high season is early October).

In such an environment, people can enjoy camping as well.

Shirane-Gyoen is a Japanese garden where people can enjoy playing with fish. The garden has Konsei Shrine, Ema-do Hall, a fishing hole, gardens, and a rest house, which are perfect for eating and walking around.
Kanko-So, a hot-spring inn at the edge of a quiet lake is famous as a summer retreat and best for family trips. People can enjoy charcoal-grilled yamame, a kind of salmon, and BBQ in a quiet atmosphere.

Senjogahara follows Route 120 and is a treasury of various plants with wetlands on the right and left sides.

About 15,000 years ago, lava effusing from the eruption of Nantaisan Mountain dammed the river and Chuzenji-ko Lake was formed. The magnificent sight of the lake water falling along the gigantic quay wall is Kegon-no-taki Falls.

Kegon-no-taki Falls, one of three Japanfs famous waterfalls along with Nachi-no-taki and Fukuroda-no-taki, is Japanfs longest continuous drop at 97 m straight down to the basin. The facility has been equipped with elevators since 1930 to see the waterfalls from the best position.
There are huts where visitors feel welcome to drop by to eat wheat noodles and buckwheat noodles. Please take a detour and try it.
From the posture of holding on firmly with its front foot, some say the cat is ready to jump under the guise of protecting Ieyasu.
Ryuzu-no-taki Falls
It is said that the falls is named after the fact that the dynamic falling water looks just like a dragon biting a big rock. The waterfalls, with an entire height of 210 m,  offers a magnificent view of the surrounding azaleas in spring and maples in autumn.
Kegon-no-taki Falls

Yunoko Lake

Nikko-Toshogu is a shrine that enshrined Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first of the Tokugawa shoguns in 1617.
Tokugawa Ieyasu was a samurai warrior who lived during Japanfs middle ages and ended the 100-year civil war period to start a new government in Edo. He built a peaceful era that lasted for 260 years by creating order and organizations in Japan, encouraging study, and allowing industry to prosper.
Chuzenji Lake has a maximum depth of 163 m and a circumference of about 24 km spreading out at the foot of Nantaisan Mountain. The natural beauty of the different seasons is reflected in the calm water surface, and visitors can enjoy touring by boat.
Chuzenji Lake
Nikkozan-Futarasan Shrine
Youmeimon Gate (national treasure)
Youmeimon Gate, symbolic architecture of Nikko Toshogu Shrine, is also called gSunset Gateh since visitors never tire of it even after an all-day tour.
Meals with a splendid view is wonderful.
Sinkyo Bridge
Yudaki Falls is gentle compared with Kegon-no-taki Falls, which makes people say Yudaki is ga female waterfallsh while Kegon-no-taki is ga male waterfalls.h