【Traveling Nikko 2/2】Travel Nikko's Beautiful Nature 🌻
We were on our way to Akechidaira Plateau
and drove through Irohazaka Slope.
This loopy road connects the lower part of Nikko
to its mountain areas.
A little fun fact!
The first three syllables of the Japanese alphabet used to be "i,ro,ha" (now is "a,i,u,e,o").
There are 48 syllables total in the Japanese alphabet,
and 48 hairpin turns on the slope,
so Irohazaka ("zaka" means "slope") was named to match!
Near the top of Irohazaka Slope is this beauty, Akechidaira Plateau!
This is one place many tourists know about, and it's particularly popular during the fall with all the multicolored autumn leaves. Google Maps
⓷ Kengo Falls (華厳の滝)
The Kegon Falls is a stunning waterfall at a height of 97m (326ft)
and is ranked in the three great falls of Japan.
The other two waterfalls are:
・Nachi Falls (那智大滝) in Wakayama prefecture, 133m (436ft) high.
・Fukuroda Falls (袋田の滝) in Ibaraki prefecture, 120m (400ft) high.
The water is from Lake Chuzenji,
and you can see it from both a free or paid observation deck
(the paid platform is more at the base of the waterfall).
There is an elevator to take you to the observation deck,
however it's not free.
Or you can look at it from the Akechidaira Observatory
at the top of Akechidaira Plateau~
The Shinkyo Bride (神橋) is a part of the Futarasan Shrine
and is ranked as one of Japan's most beautiful bridges!
💗We'd have to agree💗
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