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.
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.
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
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