Ryūzu Falls is a waterfall located upstream from the Yugawa River which makes its way into Lake Yunoko and Lake Chuzenji. It is located near Nikkō in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. Ryūzu can be translated as ‘Dragon’s Head’, and is so named because its twin falls are said to resemble a dragon’s head.
Ryuzu falls is flanked by many trees which turn yellow and red during the autumn leaf season, adding to the fall’s fiery, dragon-like appearance. Probably because of its shadowy location, Ryuzu waterfall is one of the first spots in Nikko to see autumn colors. It is usually best in early October.