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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. Plan to see Shōsen-kyō and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kofu road trip site .
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  • We had a great day driving up to the waterfalls and rope way ride. Had a great lunch of soba at a small shop before hiking around the area. Great views and pine tree fresh smells. Nice to get out of t...  more »
  • In midwinter shosenkyo anxiety, but was melted snow road is almost. Thanks to the bus driver was driving at. Though there is snow, but I wanted to walk to the falls from the bridge, gave. And in the evening and was cold.
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  • Walking to the falls is way up there can be enjoyed. Not bad feet is the width of the road is not large, paved with asphalt, so that you can walk with confidence. About grabbing the mountains looming on both sides is very beautiful. So of course the recommended time is fall.
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  • Very cold and icey. There is a bus, a few dollars, to take you up and you just come down to pick your car up. About 30 mins walk.
  • Breathtaking gorge. A must for any visitor who cones to Kofu
  • 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. Easy to access by car. Was able to park by the road.
  • It was a very hot day but I still ended up enjoying this place. It was a great one day getaway from Tokyo to enjoy nature. We visited during Houtou (special noodles in this area) festival which was a bonus.
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