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Ryuokyo Canyon

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Address: 27-25 Houden,, Nikko 321-1422 , Tochigi Prefecture
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+81 288-76-4111

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The entrance to the canyon is a small path in between a ramen and souvenir shop across the train station. We would have missed it if not for the lady from the ramen shop who... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 May 2015
Singapore, Singapore

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

this place " Ryuokyo" I really recommended for you who really love natural. the place is very beautiful and COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! . First time I visit nikko , we not plan to go to this but i searching the internet and found some review of this.However, first I not expect that will beautiful but when I get there I was really... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

Given my fetish for canyons I had to visit this place as soon as I heard about it from the tourist information guy. Not many tourists reach here and I understood why. I had to change 2 trains from Nikko to get there at Shimo-imaichi and Shin-Fujihara, taking over 1 hour to get there. The train is behind the shops... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

We caught the train to Ryuokyo station, where you exit, cross the road and pass between the yakiniku vendors to begin the walk down to the first waterfall, about 5 minutes. The span bridge is currently blocked at one end, probably landslide, so you can't do the whole circuit, but you can still walk along the gorge to the second... More 

Thank Jay P
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

The entrance to the canyon is a small path in between a ramen and souvenir shop across the train station. We would have missed it if not for the lady from the ramen shop who spontaneously gave us a map of the hiking trail and ushered us onto the small path. The hiking trail was good as it brought us... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014

Get off of the train here and hike the loop trail to get great views of the Kinugawa River and a series of waterfalls gracefully dropping into the canyon. The trail is well maintained and well marked. I would rate it to be of medium intensity due to some uphill work, some muddy areas and some areas requiring a modicum... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2014

Quite a bit of water was rushing by as we visited in the rain. But there are lots of wild water sites around the world which are quite spectacular. This site was not sp ctacular

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

Ryokyo Canyon is just a short train ride from Kinugawa Onsen station. A very sleepy town and the few stations that dot along the way are very deserted. The canyon is located across the street from the Ryuokyo train stop. The steps are steep in some places and the path is not paved in some places so you definitely need... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012

It is definitely worth the trip and a lovely walk, especially first thing in the morning.

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