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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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  • Shosen Gorge famous for autumn leaves is autumn leaves + snow a valuable opportunity to come across a year! Views of Mount Fuji, by using a shared taxi on my way home, a bus route in photographs can be taken. Is the power to get a spot.
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  • 9/2016 went on the weekend. Autumn season was a reasonably priced Inn Kofu isawa-Onsen, in front so I went. From Kofu station by bus until the end "shosenkyo falls" was about 50 minutes, get off at the Middle green line-shosenkyo, walked the promenade along the river. If after rain at night thanks to the promenade is well maintained athletic shoes in if you can walk comfortably. Was easy to enjoy scenic 面倒kusagaru tourist and leisure companion or children as well. Become a refreshing walk along the wooded valley, was being view of boulders and waterfalls.
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  • On your way to hoto in Yamanashi, visited shosenkyo. Though, the best views. We recommend you to bring umbrella because it was gonna rain on days that you've done that,! Good and free car parking. The trip was also attached ropeway!
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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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