10 BEAUTIFUL WATERFALLS OF JAPAN, SUITABLE FOR AUTUMN TRIPS
Waterfalls are considered to be one of the most fascinating phenomena on earth, as well as an integral part of nature. They are so modifying the surrounding space that even loyal fans of urban slums do not resist their beauty. After all, if we are asked to present the most magnificent landscape in the world, shall we not draw in our imagination the roaring waters that are crashing down from a high cliff?
In Japan, you can find dozens of different waterfalls, from small streams to powerful water pillars that crush stones. True, not all of these waterfalls are suitable for autumn trips. For example, Nati Falls – the highest waterfall in Japan – is not very suitable for admiring the autumn colors. But along with it, there are dozens of other amazing places that any tourist who is going to Japan from September to November should visit.
After numerous trips and trips around Japan, we responsibly declare: trees glowing with all shades of red look great against the background of roaring water streams. In this article we have collected waterfalls that are perfect for admiring the autumn leaf fall. If you are more attracted to the mountains and mountainous areas, pay attention to our other article about the top ten walking routes that are suitable for autumn tourism. In Japan, to enjoy the scenery of the waterfall against the background of burning golden autumn leaves, you will have to go far from the city and get into the very depths of the world.
We hope our recommendations will help you plan your trip and get only the best impressions. So let’s take a look at what Japan’s magnificent nature has to offer:
1. FUKURODA WATERFALL IN DAYGO, PREFECTURE IBARAKI
Isn’t this the amazing landscape of the Fukuroda Waterfall?
Would you like to know the best places to admire the autumn leaf fall in Ibaraki Prefecture? Well, better we will tell you a really cool place that is worth your attention. This is the Fukuroda Waterfall, which is considered one of the Three Great Waterfalls of Japan, along with the Kegon and Nati Waterfalls. And he is incredibly beautiful!
Fukuroda Falls is located in the countryside near the city of Daigo. Local autumn views are really great. Yes, in many ways, this place receives increased attention due to the waterfall, however, and its surroundings are very beautiful. We recommend a ride around the Daigo suburb by car. In addition to jokes, your eyes will drown in the incredible mountain forests and rice fields that stretch along the road on the way to Fukuroda Falls.
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a 120-meter waterfall, around which even platforms and observation platforms are built, from which guests can admire autumn colors and powerful streams of the waterfall. Especially beautiful leaf fall awaits you from the beginning to the middle of November. If you want to tickle your nerves and at the same time marvel at the beauty of this place, we advise you to get to the very top platform. Also, pay attention to local treats and delicacies, especially the famous Daigo-Dango (Japanese rice dumplings).
2. WATER FALLS KEGON IN NIKKO, PREFECTURE TOTIGI
Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenzi in Nikko
A trip to the Kagon Falls during the autumn season may change your whole life. No, you certainly won’t win the lottery or buy a Ferrari. However, from now on you will proudly declare yourself to be the greatest lover of nature in the world. Your trip to other famous waterfalls of the world can start from the Kegon waterfall. The stunning landscape, consisting of red, yellow and golden autumn colors, as well as of the magnificent water flow, which collapses with all its might, will surely motivate you once to come to this place again.
Falling leaves here start early, but quickly reach their peak
The one hundred meter waterfall Kagon is one of the most popular and revered waterfalls in Nikko National Park. The river that falls down from the cliff, forming the Kagon Falls, is the main source of Chuzenji Lake. The incredible beauty of this place can be enjoyed from two observation platforms: one is free to visit and the other is paid. But do not be discouraged by hearing that the paid platform offers the most incredible panoramas of the falls and autumn colors: you will still enjoy the views of the Kegon Falls, even if you don’t pay the money! It is best to plan a trip in mid-October, at this time, the autumn leaves reach the peak of their beauty.
3. WATER FALLS IN NIKCO, PREFECTURE TOTIGI
Ryuu Falls and deciduous trees scattered nearby
Next to Nikko there is another waterfall with which we would like to introduce you. In addition, it is located near the previous one. A day trip to Chuzenji Lake is enough to familiarize yourself with both Kegon and Ryuu. Unlike the first, the Ryuu Falls are slightly smaller; where it would be more accurate to call it a cascade. It is located on the Yukawa River.