What is Ryumon Falls(Ryumon no Taki)?
The waterfall is 65 meters wide and has a drop of 20 meters over the Egawa River, a tributary of the Naka River. It is also a famous spot for cherry blossoms and autumn leaves, and is a good spot for photography as the JR Karasuyama Line passes over the waterfall. The Ryumon Furusato Folk Art Museum is located at the entrance, and a stairway leads down to the waterfall. Be careful when descending because of the fine spray. There are two potholes in the middle of the waterfall, called “Onna-gama” and “Otoko-gama,” named after the giant snake that used to live there.
The width of the waterfall is so large that it looks like a huge wall when seen from the front, making it a very powerful waterfall.
The train runs over the falls!
One of the attractions of Ryumon Falls. What a surprise, you can see the waterfall and the train at the same time!
Since the Nasu-Karasuyama Line runs near this Ryumon Falls, you can take collaboration photos of the train and the waterfall.
This is a popular place for taking pictures.
How to get there
Unusually for a waterfall, it is very accessible by train as it is only a 5~10 minute walk from the station.
(However, the number of trains is less).
414 Taki, Nasukarasuyama-shi, Tochigi 321-0633
Required time from expressway IC
About 50 minutes from Utsunomiya IC on Tohoku Expressway
About 50 minutes from Moka IC on Kita-Kanto Expressway
Parking (free, toilets available, vending machines)
There are two main parking lots near the falls.
(1) Parking lot next to the Nasukarasuyama City Furusato Folk Art Museum
(2) Ryumon Falls waterfall parking lot
Ryumon Falls is a large waterfall in Nasukarasuyama City, Tochigi Prefecture, with a drop of 20 meters and a width of 65 meters.
You can go down to the bottom of the waterfall and feel the power of the waterfall.
It is also popular as a place to take pictures of trains running over the waterfall.
It is easy to access from the train. It is a 5-10 minute walk from Karasuyama Line “Taki” station.
Taiping Temple and the Longmen Folk Art Museum are located near the waterfall.
The Ryumon Furusato Folk Art Museum has a café with terrace seating where you can sit and enjoy the view of the waterfall.