Kegon Falls

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Kegon Falls
华 厳 滝 - Kegon no Taki
Lake chuzenji and kegon waterfall.jpg
Kegon Falls and Lake Chūzenji
LocationNikkō National Park, Tochigi Prefecture, Honshū, Japan
Coordinates36°44′17″N 139°30′09″E / 36.73806°N 139.50250°E / 36.73806; 139.50250Coordinates: 36°44′17″N 139°30′09″E / 36.73806°N 139.50250°E / 36.73806; 139.50250
TypePlunge
Total height97 m (318 ft)

Kegon Falls (華厳滝 Kegon no Taki) is a waterfall in Japan located in Nikkō National Park in Tochigi Prefecture on the island of Honshū. It is fed by Lake Chūzenji, which is the source of the Oshiri River which flows through this waterfall. The waterfall is 97 metres (318 ft) high. The Kegon Falls and Nikkō National Park are one of the most famous and popular places in Japan, receiving thousands of visitors each year. In 1927, the Kegon Falls was recognized as one of the "Eight Views" which best showed Japan and its culture in the Shōwa period.[1]

The waterfall is also infamous for suicides, especially among Japanese youth.[2]

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  1. Japan Ministry of the Environment, 日本八景(昭和2年)の選定内容 (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-30.
  2. "Lake Chūzenji". Encyclopædia Britannica. 2011. Retrieved October 13, 2011.

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