Nikko’s Ryuzu-no-taki Falls

“Dragon’s Head” Falls flows from Yukawa River

By Tomoko Kamishima    - 1 min read

“Ryuzu-no-taki Falls” gets its name from the fact that the falls look like a dragon’s head when you see it looking up from near the basin of the falls. The two sides of the falls are whiskers and the rock between them is the head of a dragon. The falls come down gently from the Yukawa River for 210 meters on lava that flowed out of Mt. Nantai 20,000 years ago. The best seasons are early summer when it is adorned with pink azaleas, and autumn with its gorgeously decorated colorful leaves.

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Tomoko Kamishima

Tomoko Kamishima @tomoko.kamishima

Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS:  An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here.  日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。