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Sounkyo Gorge

Address: Sounkyo, Kamikawa-gun, Kamikawa-cho 078-1701 , Hokkaido
Phone Number: +81 1658-9-4400 
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The main attraction at Daisetsuzan National Park is this 12.4-mile gorge with towering cliffs and...
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Type: Canyons, Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The main attraction at Daisetsuzan National Park is this 12.4-mile gorge with towering cliffs and tumbling waterfalls.

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Hong Kong
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

the building look alike to the movie "Frozen" the building inside is quite nice and I can see they are spending a lot of effort on it. for a festival with firework at the countryside, it look quite good to me.

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San Diego
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

There's fireworks at 8pm but will be finished in 30 min. Nothing spectacular. You can get some nice pictures of the fireworks above the ice buildings. The buildings are similar to one another. If you're passing through, do make a stop, but making a special trip isn't worth it unless you plan to visit other surrounding areas.

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Vancouver, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Everyone told us to take the ropeway up for the view and although I am sure it is beautiful, we opted for a walk to the gorge to see the waterfalls. We hadn't planned on it, but we hiked all the way to the first of the two dams starting from the town of Sounkyo (about 8 km one way).... More 

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The view was magnificent at the top of ropeway and because it is off-peak (summer) season, there are not much tourists, hence the charm and tranquility of the place is amplified.

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Singapore, Singapore
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24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We arrived in early dec and thus the ice sculptures were still not completed. But yet we could tell how gorgeous it would turn out. the place is scenic and natural, totally covered with snow and freezing cold. Extremely enjoyable feeling. Make sure to pad yourself well as the winds are chilly.

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Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

a beautiful place with nature at its best. the waterfall and running stream make for picturesque photo moments. there's a parking space and shops selling souvenirs nearby. the owner of one of the souvenir shops distributed hot mushroom drink for customers during my visit as the weather was quite cold. such a nice gesture.

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Tokyo, Japan
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23 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Most people I know agree that this is a wonderful spot to simply relax as you enjoy beautiful sights. There are restaurants and a number of hotels that open their Onsen baths to the public for a fee ranging from $5 to $15 We stayed at a nearby campsite for $25 a day and rode in the resort on bicycle... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

It was a breathtaking sight! Worth the visit, consider staying a night at least in one of the nearby hotels!

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Hong Kong
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

beautiful and quiet place especially in autumn with mountain view of colourful fall leaves.

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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Sounkyo was one of our attractions for our Hokkaido trip in summer. We were there because of hot spring and hiking to Mt. Kurodake. We also went to waterfalls. The view of the waterfalls was really nice and the surrounding is refreshing. The view of Mt. Kurodake is even more spectacular, it is about one hour plus to get up... More 

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