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Ryuokyo Canyon, Nikko

#7 of 30 in Nature in Nikko
Canyon · Nature / Park
Immerse yourself in nature in Ryuokyo Canyon, home of a meandering emerald-green river resembling a dragon. Hovering steel span bridges and suspended waterfalls make this 3 km long (2 mi) trek one to remember, especially for nature lovers. Somewhat difficult to navigate to from Nikko, this ravine contains striking blue-green water beneath wisteria trees and unmatched views of the canyon from the bridges. This medium-intensity hike on a well-maintained trail requires good footwear, and you should watch out for steep and slippery steps on rainy days. Make Ryuokyo Canyon part of your personalized Nikko itinerary using our Nikko trip itinerary planning website.
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  • We took a train to get there and spent around ten minutes from Kinugawa Park station. Because a typhoon will land tomorrow, just a few tourists visited this scenery. Amazing waterfall and valley...  more »
  • Checked out from the ryokan we drove to Ryuokyo Canyon 龍王峡. This canyon is formed by eruption of an underwater volcano 22 million years ago, and then over time eroded by the flow of the Kinu River...  more »

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