The Kegon Waterfall is the most famous waterfall in Nikko. It is located at Lake Chūzenji (source of the Oshiri River) in Nikkō National Park near the city of Nikkō, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. It is almost 100 Mts. tall and is regarded as one of Japan's three most beautiful waterfalls (along with Nachi Waterfall and Fukuroda Waterfall). There is a free observation deck to view the waterfall that can be easily accessed by foot. There is also a paid platform at the base of the falls that can be accessed by an elevator and offers better views. The Kegon Falls is a popular tourist destination especially in the autumn, when people crowd here to see the autumn colors. Admission to the falls cost 550 yen.
I drove to the Kegon Falls with a Japanese tour guide and it took us about an hour to reach the falls from the Nikko Railway Station. My guide told me that the drive is very beautiful in the autumn when the trees change colors. In Nikko, I stayed for one night at the Nikko Station Hotel Classic, a comfortable 4-star hotel with indoor and outdoor hot spring baths, located right across the JR Nikko Station.
8:00 to 17:00 (March to April and November)
7:30 to 18:00 (May to September)
7:30 to 17:00 (October)
9:00 to 16:30 (December to March)