Sounkyo Gorge, Kamikawa-cho

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Sounkyo Gorge offers plenty of natural beauty, including a hot spring area as well as many waterfalls and rock formations. Go hiking through the national park located in the north of the gorge, using a ropeway access to nearby Mt. Kurodake. Don't miss the two waterfalls, each tumbling directly over the cliff. Also, make sure you pay a visit to the rock formations, spectacular highlights within the gorge. Put Sounkyo Gorge on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kamikawa-cho tour planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    The view from the asahidake ropeway, sounkyo Gorge summit station. Or hanging out at the hotel front desk clouds morning, heard, had the first aerial tramway at 6 at the summit station. Is the moving clouds
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  • August 2, 2017
    Winter ice Festival will take place in town. Also climb mountains in origin of the ropeway. One attractions include Valley of the Ishikari River. See pictures or free admission Visitor Center Why could such terrain look easy to recommend.
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  • August 1, 2017
    I went to Sounkyo as a day trip from Asahikawa on 1 August. Took the 8:35 limited express train to Kamikawa (rail pass) and then switched to bus to reach Sounkyo (870 yen). There are also direct buses...  more »

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Where to stay in Kamikawa-cho

When visiting Kamikawa-cho, tourists usually opt to stay in nearby Sounkyo, a small "onsen" resort village where you can indulge in hot spring bathing and find accommodations with a private bathhouse. As options are scarce in the town itself, you might want to choose lodgings in Ashikawa, which boasts a number of mid-range hotels. You can also stay at one of the basic establishments near the train station, or find a room in a mountainside guesthouse.
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