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This site shows you the best spots in Yamanashi prefecture.
For example, Mt.Fuji, the symbol of Japan.

If you are visiting Japan for the second time we would love to help you find great , hidden, and breath-taking tourist destinations. There is so much more to explore than just Mt.Fuji! Let’s go explore together!

We are confident that you will never run into someone from your own country. We guarantee that you can experience the real Japan! We are positive that you will not regret your stay in Japan!

Yamanashi tour guide

Shosenkyo Gorge

Syousenkyou Gorge

Shosenkyo Gorge

Most of them are quite popular among Japanese, but still ignored by most of the travelers in Japan.

Best Day Hike Place Near Tokyo

Shosenkyo is selected as number one spot for gorges in the 100 best tourist sites in Japan.

and is no less than Japan’s second magnificent place, right after Fuji-san in 100 Landscapes of Japan (Heisei era) in 2009.

It is in the northern part of Kofu, about 30 minutes bus ride from the Kofu Station.

This Japanese Nature spot is 5 km long and there are a lot of unusually shaped rocks: “To-fu rock”, “Camel rock”, “Cat rock”, “Human face rock” and so on. “Senga-taki falls” are designated as Japan’s Top 100 Waterfalls.

Huge “Kakuenbo” rock is the place for ascetic training for ancient monk Kakuen according to legends. Other sightseeing spots include Ishimon surrounded by huge granite rocks.

Make sure you bring a 1 yen coin to tuck into the cracks for good luck. You’ll know where when you find it.

At the end of the trail there are some souvenir shops, restaurants and vending machines.

Best Time to Visit Shosenkyo Gorge

The best time to visit is in autumn (October-November) during weekdays in the afternoon.

 

Entrance of Shosenkyo Gorge

Entrance of Shosenkyo Gorge. (near Shosenkyo-Guchi bus stop)

Rock Gate

Rock Gate

Rock Gate

Two huge rocks lean against each other and form a natural rock gate.

The exquisite balance makes this rock tunnel. You can see a slight gap between two rocks which might give you a thrill that it might fall down any minute now.

Autumn Scenery

Autumn Scenery

Autumn Scenery

Autumn Scenery.  Beautiful combination of color red, yellow and green.

Senga-taki Fall

Senga-taki Fall with Rainbow.

Night View of Senga-taki Fall

Night View of Senga-taki Fall

Night View of Senga-taki Fall.

Huge Crystal Ball in the Shrine

You may see the huge crystal ball in this small shrine.

Photo spot perfect for couple

Photo spot perfect for couple.

Five-storied pagoda made of Crysta

Five-storied pagoda made of Crystal.

souvenir shops and restaurants

There are some souvenir shops and restaurants in this street.

Syosenkyo Gorge Hiking Map  ( Click and download PDF file )

Map

 

Information: Shosenkyo Gorge

Basic way to go to Shosenkyo Gorge.

From Tokyo to Kofu Station

Go to Shinjuku Station and take a limited express train “Tokkyu Azusa”.

It takes 1 hour and 20 minutes from Shinjuku to Kofu Station.

From Kofu Station to Shosenkyo Gorge

Go to Kofu Station South Exit and take a Bus Green Line Keiyu (=via Green Line) Shosenkyo Taki Ue Iki” from Terminal NO.3.

It takes 30 minutes to Shosenkyo-Guchi bus stop.

If you want to know more information.

Please go to the Official Website.