Kirifuri Falls

This is a hike we did during Spring vacation across 霧降高原 (Kirifuri Plateau) and down to Kirifuri Falls near Nikko. We wanted to hike up Mt Oyama but the path had been washed out/landslide so we had to change route. It was kind of lucky in a way as there were some gorgeous waterfalls that we may not have otherwise seen.

The start of the hike was not particularly interesting. It was just the wrong season – too late for mountain cherry blossoms but too early for Spring flowers so mainly just this grass:

Kirifuri 1From there we walked down the mountain to 丁字滝 (Teiji Falls):

Kirifuri 2Kirifuri 3 From there we climbed back up to マックラ滝 (Makkura Falls):

Kirifuri 4

Then we followed the course along the Kirifuri River:

Kirifuri 5

And up the inevitable stairs:

Kirifuri 6

This is the view from the Kirifuri Falls lookout. The middle mountain is where we started from:

Kirifuri 7

霧降の滝 (Kirifuri Falls):

Kirifuri 8

Kirifuri 9

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