"Kegon Falls " Nikko Things to Do Tip by keeweechic

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Kegon Falls is said to be the most spectacular waterfall in Japan with a 97-metre straight vertical drop from Lake Chuzhen to the rocks below. As well as being one of the most photographed sites in Japan, Kegon is also well known for suicides with as many as 1,600 people having jumped from its summit during the past 100 years. People who have taken photos in the past have said they find spectral images of faces belonging to some of these 1,600 people.

The falls were formed when the Daiva River was rerouted by lava flows. 12 small waterfalls are situated behind and to the side of Kegon Falls.

Address: Mt Nantai Area.

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  • Updated Jun 1, 2003
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