Ryuokyo Canyon
Ryuokyo Canyon
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Jill T
San Francisco, CA14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
This an amazing hike. Stunning views. You can do a short or long hike. We did the long hike, about 7km from village to village. It is well marked, but there are some steep drop-offs. Lots of up and down at the start from the Ryuokyo Station. A moderate hike. Well worth it. Trail starts in between souvenir shop and restaurant.
Written 20 June 2024
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Irlantilainen
Kajaani, Finland500 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
The walk from the Shiowara bustop on the Kinugawa Onsen-Kawaji Onsen local bus route south through the gorge and back up to Ryuokyo station/bus stop takes about an hour.

The path is relatively easy, and offers great views of the Nijimi Falls etc.
Spectacular in fall/autumn/syksyn värejä.

Stay in Kawaji Onsen, rather than Kinugawa Onsen.
Much quieter, plenty good hotels, riverside walks.

Written 8 November 2023
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susan
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Train ride from Nikko to K Onsen, then to the end of the line but so worth the effort..A good two hour hike in stunning beauty.Trains departing are on an hourly schedule so check with the stationmaster when you get off or check google maps.Would go again, its that incredible, we saw 6 different waterfalls on March.
Written 9 April 2023
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Benjamin S
London, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Good exercise along a beautiful canyon. About a 2km trek if you want to go on both bridges and back again, many good viewing points and waterfalls. Highly recommend for a couple's exercise date.
Written 30 August 2021
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jk-liu
Taichung, Taiwan1,880 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
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 were attractive to our sight. We got around everywhere for about ninety minutes.

Though many maple leaves haven’t changed color, I deeply recommend the Ryuokyo Canyon in Kinugawa.
Written 29 October 2019
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Peter Choy
Hong Kong, China6,258 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
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 鬼怒川.

As its name suggests, this place has the appearance of a dragon, running for about 3 km between Kawaji Onsen and Kinugawa Onsen 鬼怒川温泉. Since we don’t have enough time to walk along the whole canyon, we chose the White Dragon Canyon 白龍峡 for a short hike.

After visiting the temple 龍王神社, we went across the bridge 虹見橋, with both sides showing the white rhyolite 流紋岩. There are a number of waterfalls like 虹見の滝, 竪琴の滝. Some special rock formations are really interesting to take note too: かめ穴 and 流紋岩の割れ目.

The hike was not too difficulty but since the weather was rainy in the past few days the trek was slippery, making it a bit challenging. There are sections which we had to step on rocks and had to be careful. But overall it was a nice trail definitely worth exploring.
Written 13 July 2019
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Eugene
Melbourne, Australia692 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Ryuokyo is a ravine located between Kinugawa Onsen and Kawaji Onsen. Volcanic rocks that were left behind after a volcanic eruption approximately 22 million years ago was slowly eroded away by the flow of the Kinugawa River. This created the ravine as we know today, which consists of many strange and odd shaped rocks.

As implied by the name Ryuokyo (also known as Dragon King Ravine), the magnificent scenery of the ravine along the riverbanks brings to mind the image of a writhing dragon. The area is particularly beautiful during autumn and is best viewed between the end of October and beginning of November. 
Written 15 December 2018
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Becca
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
This is easily one of the most beautiful places I've been in my life, even though we weren't there at the proper season to see the waters that supposedly have purple hues. The hike itself is fairly easy. It's not a smooth, flat path for a lot of it (although still well-taken-care-of, of course), so I was surprised to see that there were some people trekking it in dressier shoes. There is a small strip mall surrounding the entrance to the trails with the most wonderful, genuinely-friendly people we met in all of Japan. The train station there is tiny - just one platform for both inbound and outbound trains and no IC card terminals (at least as of this writing in November 2018). You'll need to buy a paper ticket from whatever station you're traveling from, although if you arrive without one, you can purchase it from the single worker behind the single ticket window at the station.
Written 1 December 2018
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lucbabe
Singapore, Singapore251 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
We hike from Ryouko Station. Lovely hike with spectacular views. The hike started off with lots of people but as we continued on, much much lesser. We even walked through a tunnel. Amazing Hike.
Written 18 November 2018
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Mish_H50
Japan381 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
the canyon itself is beautiful but the walks around it (there are short versions of about an hour, or longer if you can/want) are what makes it worth it. Dont just stop for a shot- enjoy the walks all around!
Written 30 September 2018
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