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Kegon Falls and Fall Colours

Nikko really has two attractions - first is the world class temples and shrines but a close second is Kegon Falls in fall.  For about two weeks every fall the mountain sides burst into bright fall colours.

Kegon FallsFalls With TreesColumnar Basalt

We wanted to come up to the falls on Sunday, but apparently there was a three hour traffic jam coming up.  We woke up early and caught the 7am ish bus up and we were nearly alone.  With all the trees changing color, I can understand why the traffic was so badly tied up the day before.  We arrived at the falls just after they opened and had the observation platform practically to ourselves.

Fall Colours Cliff SideFalls In Coloured Trees

Colours Coming Down
David On Lake Shore
After the falls, we decided to walk over to the lake (it was just down the street).  The lake is large and the wind was blowing hard over it - it was cold!  We walked back to the bus stop and took the ride back down (very exciting - the driver maneuvered the bus around the steep corners just inches from the guard rails.  I've finally "Done Nikko".
Boats On Kegon Lake

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Kegon Falls
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Boats On Kegon Lake
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Colours Coming Down
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Fall Colours Cliff Side
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Falls In Coloured Trees
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David On Lake Shore
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Columnar Basalt
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