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Address: , Kamikawa-gun, Kamikawa-cho 078-1700, Hokkaido
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Twin Falls

The best time to head to Ginga & Ryusei falls is just after sunrise. The falls faces east ward and as the sun rises behind the hills, it lights up the waterfalls. Furthermore... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We were there in June, took quite a while to find it but the water was not much so the waterfall wasn't too grand. Just a place for tourist to take picture as "I have been here" Both waterfalls are side by side with just different angle. Hope someone may see a grander view than what we saw.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

If your intention is to view gushing waters, this may seem totally unspectacular. Small waterfall, that's not worth a detour unless you are driving or staying at the onsen hotels overnight, with nothing better to do.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Passed by the Twin Falls while we were on the way to the Sounkyo Ice Festival. There were many tourists. The Taki Falls was more prominent while the Ryusei Falls was not so obvious. Tried to climb up the stairs behind the carpark to get a better view of the twin falls, but the snow was very thick and there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We went in early dec and the twin waterfalls were frozen. despite that its still worth visiting. The winds are rather strong and place is very cold, minus 2 degree. You can take nice pictures.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The best time to head to Ginga & Ryusei falls is just after sunrise. The falls faces east ward and as the sun rises behind the hills, it lights up the waterfalls. Furthermore, everyone else is still sleeping or having breakfast in the hotels, so you have the entire place to yourself. If you are able to climb, there is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

environment is good but the waterfall not very attractive

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

You can stop it for a while and take nice pictures, or go a bit walking with the stairs (if you are not afraid of moskitoes).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

park in car park and climb up stairs. the views from the opposite side are spectacular. the falls are dramatic but not the most beautiful in the world but well worth a look

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Ryusei-no-Taki is also known as the Shooting Star Falls, and is one of the two famed waterfalls in Sounkyo Gorge. According to my tour guide, apparently if you look at the falls at an angle, the water would appear to spew out, resembling a shooting star… I couldn’t really visualise that but anyway, I thought it still looked pretty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Able to see water falls down from the mountain top since it's summer time. We were told by the guide that in winter time there might be only a small stream running down, or even all turn to be ice. It's not consider a gigantic fall but worth to see.

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