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昇仙峡 Shosenkyo

  • Nature / Scenic spots (Mountain / Valleys)
  • Other Yamanashi areas
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District
Other Yamanashi areas
Address
Ikari-cho, chichibutamakaikokuritsukouen, Kofu-shi, Yamanashi 400-0000, Japan
Category
  • Nature / Scenic spots (Mountain / Valleys)
Opening Hours
24hours
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Open Every Day
Tel.
+81-55-287-2158
Date of post:2015/07/14

One Day Trip to Scenic Gorge

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Shosenkyo is a scenic gorge in Kofu, the capital city of Yamanashi Prefecture located in the west of the Tokyo metropolitan area. The water flows have been forming this gorge by eroding granite on hillside. In 1953, the area, located in Chichibu Tama Kai National Park, is designated as one of Japan’s special scenic spots.

After 30 minutes bus ride from JR Kofu Station, I arrived at the entrance of the gorge. Walking on a path, I could see several big rocks in mountain streams. Each rock has unique form shaped by torrents in long times. At near the end of this route, there is a natural gate of huge rock called Ishimon covering over the path. To see from under the gate we find out a horizontal gap and amazed by a delicate balance created by the nature. After the gate, there is a symbol of Shosenkyo, Kakuen-po welcoming us on the left side. Kakuen-po is a precipice made by single huge rock, which is said to be a place where ascetics used to discipline on its top. Next, I arrived at Sengataki Waterfall. This waterfall shows us stunning scenes in each four seasons with backdrop of natural beauty.

There are souvenir shops and cafés after we ascend steps on the side of the waterfall. Yamanashi ships one third of gem nationwide and we can buy them at shops here.

From the shopping street, I took a ropeway to the top of a mountain. Visiting a shrine there, then I walked to the outlook spot on a big rock. The view of the surrounding mountains from there was superb.

Come and enjoy seasonal beauties of Shosenkyo.

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