Ryuo Valley Hiking


The twists and turns of Ryuo Valley evoke an image of a writhing dragon, giving the valley its name of “dragon king.” The valley is filled with huge, odd-shaped rocks carried downstream by the Kinugawa River from a volcanic eruption 22 million years ago, creating a unique landscape. The area is especially beautiful during the lush bloom of spring and changing leaves of autumn, from the end of October to the beginning of November. A seven-kilometer hiking trail allows visitors to immerse themselves in the landscape.

How to get there:
10 minutes from Kinugawa-Onsen Station by buses bound for Kawaji Onsen/Yunishigawa Onsen to Ryuokyo-Iriguchi bus stop.

Open year-round

Nikko City Tourism Association


Areas of Nikko