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Yudaki Falls in Nikko, Tochigi: Video Introduction

If you're planning a trip to Japan, Nikko is one place in Japan's Kanto region you don't want to miss! This video, titled "5K - Relaxing Sounds of Nature at Yudaki Falls in Okunikko, Japan" (5K 奥日光湯滝 - Relaxation Nature Sounds Oku-Nikko Yudaki Waterfall in Japan 栃木日光の風景 自然音), was uploaded by "Japan Videography." Nikko, Tochigi, located in Japan's Kanto region, is home to a whopping 48 waterfalls. Yudaki Falls is one of the 5 Famous Waterfalls in Nikko, and is a tourist attraction that attracts many visitors. Be sure to check out the video showing Yudaki Falls in summer, when it's surrounded by fresh greenery.

The History of Yudaki Falls and More

Image of Yudaki Falls, Nikko, Tochigi
Photo:Yudaki Falls, Nikko, Tochigi

Nikko's three most famous waterfalls are Kegon Falls, Kirifuri Falls, and Urami Falls. Yudaki Falls is one of the three most famous waterfalls in Okunikko (Inner Nikko), along with Kegon Falls and Ryuzu Falls, and flows down from the southern end of Lake Yunoko. The waterfall is located near Yumoto Onsen, a small hot spring in Okunikko. It is said that Lake Yunoko was dammed up by the eruption of Mt. Mitake, resulting in the formation of Yudaki Falls. The waterfall is 70 meters tall and 100 meters long. The highlight is the impressive view from the viewing platform located near the basin of the waterfall.
Furthermore, Yudaki Falls is also known for its hot springs, and Yumoto Onsen is located on the shores of Lake Yunoko. Visitors can enjoy azaleas, rhododendrons, and fresh greenery in spring, and autumn leaves from early to mid-October here. It is one of Nikko's most popular waterfalls among tourists.

The Senjogahara Hiking Course - A Beginner Hiking Course

Image of the Senjogahara Hiking Course, Nikko, Tochigi
Photo:The Senjogahara Hiking Course, Nikko, Tochigi

Yudaki Falls is located in an area known as Okunikko, an area slightly deeper into Nikko. The popular hiking course starting from Yumoto Onsen is said to be great for beginners because it has few ups and downs. The course takes about two and a half hours and includes Yudaki Falls, Izumiyado Pond, Aoki Bridge, the Senjogahara Observatory, and various other waterfalls and bridges.

Access to Yudaki Falls in Nikko, Tochigi

Access to Yudaki Falls is approximately 35 minutes by car from the Kiyotaki IC on the Nikko Utsunomiya Road, or approximately 60 minutes by public transportation from Nikko Station on the JR Nikko Line or Tobu Nikko Station on the Tobu Nikko Line by Tobu Bus bound for Yumoto Onsen, and a 5-minute walk from the Yudaki Iriguchi Bus Stop (湯滝入口).
A parking lot is available as well, so visitors can go by car, but the lot may be full on holidays and during the spring and fall holiday seasons, when it gets crowded. The Yutaki Resthouse is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Summary of Nikko's Yudaki Falls

The video features awesome footage of Nikko's Yudaki Falls, as well as the sounds of nature. That being said, nothing can compare to standing in front of the real thing and taking in its beauty.
Okunikko is a tourist destination where visitors can enjoy the beauty of nature in spring, summer, fall, and winter. If you visit Nikko, be sure to stop by Yudaki Falls!

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Last Updated : Sep. 9, 2022
岩本 晃弘 (aki)
I'm a writer living in rural Japan who loves travel and food
Yudaki Falls - One of the 5 Famous Waterfalls of Nikko! Enjoy the Natural Sounds and Powerful Views of This Majestic Waterfall in Tochigi Prefecture
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