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Kegon Falls (華厳の滝, Kegon no Taki) is a 97-meter high waterfall to the east of Lake Chuzenji and one of Nikko’s most famous attractions. It is regarded as one of Japan’s three most beautiful waterfalls, along with Nachi Waterfall in Wakayama Prefecture and Fukuroda Waterfall in Ibaraki Prefecture, in part due to the backdrop of Lake Chuzenji.

Kegon Falls from the Akechidaira Observation Deck

There is a free viewing platform above the waterfall, but better views are afforded by gazing at the waterfall from below. For 550 yen (300 yen for children) visitors can descend via an elevator to a viewing platform at the base of the waterfall. However, the most stunning views of the waterfall are actually from Akechidaira Observation Deck on the southern Irohazaka road.

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