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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

"T"ragic Falls



In 1903, the stunning beauty of Kegon falls (華厳の滝) in Nikko had lured an 18-year-old high school student to jump. Several others have followed him since. Because of that the waterfall has became notorious as the place to commit suicide. It's utterly "t"ragic.

But now it's SAFE!

It's no longer possible to get to the top of the waterfall. Rather, the entrance fee of 530 JPY (around $5 for using elevator) is charged to watch the beauty of the waterfall from the other side. This waterfall is one of the "must-go-and-shoot" places for "t"ourists. However, Nikko natives seldom visit this famous place (unless they have guests visiting), due to the entrance AND parking ($3) fees.
In a month or so, the waterfall will be covered with snow. This photo was taken in January 2010.

This is for Outdoor Wednesday, Watery Wednesday, and ABC Wednesday entries. T is for "T"ragic.


         

                                    

33 comments:

  1. Beautiful, but tragic indeed! Great shot for the T day! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    Sylvia

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  2. Stunning shot of a wonderful location.

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  3. So may T that tragedy is tied...nice shot

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  4. Thank goodness no one can dive off the falls any more!

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  5. Beautiful. I can see why it was so tempting to climb.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  6. Beautiful...I have photos of this fall that I took in late March of 2008. There was still a nice amount of snow even then...it's so sad that people feel a need to end their own lives...yes, it is tragic.

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  7. Beautiful waterfall, certainly a misfortune to die here, however beautiful.

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  8. So tragic!
    But your photo is amazing!

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  9. Stunning shot but so tragic background.

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  10. I love the combination of ice and water!

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  11. The waterfall has a special beauty .

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  12. lovely photo. a falls taken at a different angle

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  13. oh, a beautiful place with sad memories. amazing photo.

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  14. That is so sad.
    A beautiful place otherwise.

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  15. The falls looks so mysterious....

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  16. What a nice view Though it has a sad Story..Nice capture..:-)

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  17. Breathtaking view! Sadly some kids didn't think much of their lives.

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  18. Beautiful photo of a beautiful place with sad history.

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  19. Tragic if used for wrong purposes.
    A beautiful shot!

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  20. Calling by from Italy via Outdoor Wednesday as I have a blog hop around today's participants.
    What a tragic story about such a beuatiful looking place.

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  21. Wow what an amazing picture! Glad it is a safe place now.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  22. That is a lovely photo for a tragic place. That is a very large entrance fee but it is beautiful.

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  23. What a beautiful place, especially so in the winter snow and ice. Sad that people chose that site to end their lives....it is so, as well, with our Golden Gate Bridge. I can see, however, why one would want that wonderful view to be one's last. San Francisco has put up fencing in the most "chosen" spot that jumpers use!

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  25. It is beautiful. What a tragic past it holds though!

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  26. Impressive and very beautiful waterfall! Waterfalls are very attractive for Dutch people,for in our flat country they are nowhere to be seen. What a tragic idea to commit suicide here or anywhere for that matter.
    Thanks for sharing

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  27. I love waterfalls! Good to know it is now safe.. I remember my sister also had a picture of waterfalls taken somewhere in Japan. Very Lovely!

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  28. Great!!!!!!....wonderful shot...my compliments...Cy

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  29. It looks SO cold, but SO beautiful!

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  30. Beautiful, tragic and excellent choice for T-week!
    Purrs,
    Sara Cat
    Sara Cat's ABC-Wd-rd7-T

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