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Shosen Valley

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Address: Ikaricho | Chichibu Tama Kai National Park, Kofu 400-0000, Yamanashi Prefecture
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Very beautiful gorge

It is located nearly an hour drive away from Lake Kawaguchi. You can also catch a bus from Kofu station which take around 40 minutes. The valley is stretched between two bus... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
Itthinan A
Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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381 reviews
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

The gorge is about 20kms from Kofu city, there is a vert narrow road along much of the gorge and it can be driven from bottom to top, there is a small car park at the end of the road and one can walk 10-15 mins to the waterfall. This trip is well worth doing as the gorge is beautiful,... More 

Atsugi, Japan
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

After watching this valley, I remember Kamikochi area. These two places are really best in their natural inhibits. Shonsekyo Valley has best in watching autumn colors with beautiful river, gorge and mountains. It has 4 km walking trail along with river and not even a single steps was tiring. Because its beautiful scenic and photo genic place makes you so... More 

Thank Virendra_Yadav-2014
Bangkok, Thailand
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254 reviews
177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

It is located nearly an hour drive away from Lake Kawaguchi. You can also catch a bus from Kofu station which take around 40 minutes. The valley is stretched between two bus stops. We visited the place on the rainy day but the gorge was still very picturesque. The path was very easy to walk. It look like a mini.... More 

Thank Itthinan A
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

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 and a popular but well surfaced 'hiking' tral at the bottom, the rock formations contrasted with the trees and river at the bottom give great... More 

Thank KMHGS75
Seoul, South Korea
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I missed my bus (see below for bus information) so I didn't have time to walk the full length of the trail. I got off the bus at the Green Line bus stop instead and walked to the waterfall from there (it's only about 1km). The Green Line bus stop is the first stop on the route that is in... More 

Thank Isa W
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

ロープウェイで登ります。秋には紅葉もきれいですし、のんびり歩きながら観光ができます。時間的にも無理せず、老若男女とわず丁度よいです。 It is good to go sightseeing here especially in autum. You can enjoy both walking and nature.

Thank yurrippe
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this! Truly one of the most beautiful scenic walks I have ever taken. Make sure you bring a 1 yen coin to tuck into the cracks for good luck. You'll know where when you find it. The locals all start at the bottom and walk up the mountain, which gives you better views as you walk, and climaxes... More 

Thank Mercedes S
Singapore, Singapore
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

We reached on a sunny weekday about 11am, easy to get parking lot but got to walk a little bit far from the carpark. Ropeway open 9am-5.30pm, depart every 20min. Adult 650¥ (one way), 1200¥ (r.trip), child 600¥, my son 4 years old free! Ticket counter staff was friendly, ropeway queue was not long & move pretty fast. The cable... More 

3 Thank Ice800908
Hong Kong, China
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Took a bus from platform 9 from Kofu bus station and arrive at greenline bus stop shosenkyo 45min later. Views of the waterfall was pleasing and relaxing. Can have a small picnic there provided you bring your own tatamis. There are few souvenir shops along the way. The autumn foliages were beautiful. Great getaway from Kofu.

1 Thank Rkk27
Hong Kong, China
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100 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015

The waterfall was great, but the highlight for me was definitely the view from the top. Simply take the ropeway, and walk all the way left after you leave the station, a 20-minute walk will take you to the top of a rocky hill. The final steps lead you to the top of a huge rock, and you can have... More 

2 Thank Alex L

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