Let's go to see marvelous views of the Kinugawa River at the Ryuo-kyo Gorge!
I'm Coquelicot of Third Cycle Guide Office.
In north of Kinugawa Onsen situated in the Nikko National Park, there is a spot to enjoy the nature : "Ryuo-kyo Gorge".
It's a little bit far from Kinugawa Onsen by bicycle but let's go!
You may feel the power of nature.
出発：Kinugawa Onsen Station
・最寄り駅：Kinugawa Onsen Station Exit
Kinugawa River eroded the volcanic rocks erupted from the undersea volcano 22 million years ago, and formed this valley that looks like a dragon.
The wonderful view stretches 3km between Kawaji Onsen and Kinugawa Onsen.
Ryuo-kyo Gorge is devided into 3 areas named by color of rocks : the North is called "Shiryukyo(violet)", the Central is "Seiryukyo(blue)" and the South is "Hakuryukyo(white)".
Enjoy "Seiryukyo" at first, especially the view from Musasabi Bridge!
Address:1357, Fujiwara, Nikko, Tohigi
After Nijimi Bridge, close to Ryuo-kyo Station, you can see Tategoto Waterfall.
Tategoto means harp and this waterfall looks like harp's strings.
Nijimi Waterfall is more dynamic than this one, but you may enjoy pleasant and unique sound of a small waterfall.
Kinuta no Yu (Footbath)
Let's go to Kinugawa Onsen Station to cure your foots.
You will find a free footbath spot in the square in front of the station!
This hot spring is good for muscule pain and you can relieve your tiredness.
Address:Ohara, Kinugawa Onsen, Nikko, Tochigi
Please enjoy the nature and the hot spring in Kinugawa Onsen!