Kegon Falls in Nikko National Park

One of Japan's most beautiful waterfalls

By Cathy Cawood    - 1 min read

Kegon Falls in Nikko National Park is one of the three most famous waterfalls in Japan. While it is said to be quite stunning in autumn, it also looked lovely surrounded by summer greens. A fairly dry summer meant the water flow was less than usual, so the spray didn't reach the viewing platform. The rocky cliff walls of the waterfall basin are impressive, and so is the elevator, which descends 100 meters through solid rock, and was built in the Taisho Era.

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Cathy Cawood

Cathy Cawood @cathy.cawood

 I came to Japan in 2003 to teach English. I lived in Shiga prefecture for 1 year, and it still holds a special place in my heart. I lived in Kyoto for 9 years, then moved to Machida, Tokyo in 2014 after meeting my Japanese partner. I love to take photos, and my Japan in Pictures Facebook page has some 40,000 followers. I have been the Regional Partner for Yamanashi Prefecture since 2014.I am enjoying exploring the prefectures around Tokyo (I like to get off the beaten track), and I hope the photos and stories I share will encourage more people to discover this wonderful country.