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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
  • We should choose a season even bored look oddly shaped areas, so you can enjoy. The scale is 〇.
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  • So walk to stairs and exploring hiking trails. There are public car parks, tourist attractions and back and it takes time. But one way you can also use the bus is paid. I think to look slow and spare, such as rocks and waterfalls.
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  • Sen-Ah falls from Noboru Immortals Valley aerial tramway parking lot is within walking distance from is recommended. Shosenkyo can walk the Promenade beside the stream there, about 5 km distance, time takes about two hours, so caution is required. I think it is a reputed and beautiful rock formations and mountain stream and fall foliage, so next time leaves time to visit.
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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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