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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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  • Yamanashi first! Watching TV introduces shosenkyo power spot is going I'm sure in my life without sea Yamanashi life would never thought to go quickly. Recently, bad things in a little luck goes up and... I usually power spot's I had pity. On weekdays, no traffic jams from the city two hours by car arrived at kōfu city, in a little. Marys in Kofu station lunch, to Isabelle shosenkyo. So close to kōfu station in time 10 minutes from PM is surprising. Next to go away for the time being within driving distance of the entrance of the ropeway. This neighborhood's restaurants and souvenir shops (heart's stone), follow the waterfall lined. Falls were common. 11-beginning a visit to colored foliage at its peak was left feeling a couple of days, but some had begun. It is mid-or. Shinto shrine located in the large round stones in front of the falls, is dedication to write their name choose one small bells of gold or silver. One 100 yen. And boost Sen Kyo Bell knotting it seems. Of course we come. The "Golden Bell" knot work. Click here for prosperous job career and business. This year's choice "Silver Bell". Purpose prayer for health and illness. Oh, whether good health with... and while praying for Jalan Jalan with Bell. Goes good luck with money and big stone stroking up from under the purse, etc.? And money, but not in the way-and here too I have. Had planned to use the ropeway from the start, but shosenkyo return road at the Kofu basin, surrounded by mountains. (Surprisingly great! )
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  • Last night's rain, was a great day. Were a little early, but was so bright in the light of day. Good miwatasete are riding the aerial tramway, Mount Fuji and the surrounding mountains.
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  • We went on 2nd November, autumn colour not anywhere near its peak, but still a really beautiful area to drive and walk around. Basically a deep wooded gorge with waterfalls and rapids at the bottom an...  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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