There are 48 waterfalls in Nikko, but Kegon waterfall
is the most famous among these. The water falls from 97 meters high
and you will enjoy natural beauty around the fall. Nachi waterfall
in Wakayama prefecture, Fukuroda waterfall in Ibaragi prefecture
and Kegon waterfall in Nikko are known as the finest three waterfalls
of Japan. The name of the Kegon was derived from a part of Buddhist
sutra. By the way, names of Nehan waterfall and Hannya waterfall
also were derived from the Buddhist sutra.
People could not get close to the fall until 1900
when Gorobei Hoshino built a teahouse near the basin of the fall.
It took him 7 years to build. Also, Kegon waterfall became a noted
place of suicide when 18 years old high school student, Misao Fujimura
jumped into the fall in May 1903.
Elevator started its operation in 1930.
Martins fly around the fall in June. The fall will be decorated
with frozen small fall, which is called blue ice.
Besides the story of Mr. Fujimura, there are many
questions about his last written message. It will be indicated in
Calmness of sky, loneliness of modern and ancient, 5 feet small
body attempts to figure this serious issue out. Philosophy of Horatio
is nothing to deal with any authorities. Truth of universe is outspoken
in only this way, "Incomprehensible." I decided to commit
a suicide with bitter feeling. I have no anxiety even I've already
stood on the rocky cliff. The great disappointment known for the
first time, it will be unified with great optimism finally.