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Shōsen-kyō, Kofu
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Take a hike along Shōsen-kyō, a narrow gorge rich in natural sights, from interesting rock formations to tall, leafy trees. Set within a wider national park, the gorge features a mountain river and a tall waterfall, visible from the main hiking route that follows the gorge. Take in sights of interestingly shaped rocks, all carved by nature into shapes that locals have mythologized and named after animals they resemble. The surrounding forested mountains offer seasonal displays of color, making the gorge and its natural backdrop particularly popular with photographers. Arrange to visit Shōsen-kyō and other attractions in Kofu using our Kofu vacation route planner.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • After watching this valley, I remember Kamikochi area. These two places are really best in their natural inhibits. Shonsekyo Valley has best in watching autumn colors with beautiful river, gorge and m...  more »
  • 秋景非常豐富, 11月中安排一個賞楓的行程, 昇仙峽真的很值得一遊. 建議從昇仙峽入口往上走, 從這樣的角度, 更可欣賞到祂山形的美. 8月去時, 沒有感受那麼深. 11月再去, 秋色的豐富色彩, 讓人覺得不虛此行. 如果有開車, 往上去荒川水壩, 那裏的雲霧多變, 讓水壩的秋色, 更讓人想多看一眼. 
  • It is located nearly an hour drive away from Lake Kawaguchi. You can also catch a bus from Kofu station which take around 40 minutes. The valley is stretched between two bus stops. We visited the plac...  more »
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  • One of the best places to visit in Yamanashi in autumn. This valley gorge is the perfect spot for walking and taking pictures of fall foliage.
  • Beautiful. But someone insert coins in crack or throw in a pound & dent...why?
  • Very beautiful gorge.
  • Long walk along a river... lots of bugs.
  • The valley belongs to the Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park, in the upper reaches of the Arakawa. It seems so relatively close to Tokyo can enjoy the season of spring and autumn. Overall, the length of the Canyon is at 5 km, which can travel freely? Sen-Ah waterfall staircase and do somewhat reassuring. fitted with ramps is about 180. As a special scenic spot of the country are selected to Japan 25 WINS. Official name is called "mitake shosenkyo" from a scene like that. Nice stroll after eating the Yamanashi Prefecture specialties hoto! as the face of shosenkyo from 300 years ago known as Crystal peak and the Yamanashi Prefecture, have "Crystal" as a souvenir of the classic quartz mines are found in shosenkyo.
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