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Sounkyo Gorge

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Address: Sounkyo, Kamikawa-gun, Kamikawa-cho 078-1701 , Hokkaido
Phone Number: +81 1658-9-4400 
Description: The main attraction at Daisetsuzan National Park is this 12.4-mile gorge...
The main attraction at Daisetsuzan National Park is this 12.4-mile gorge with towering cliffs and tumbling waterfalls.
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Sounkyo Ice Festival 2015

Took deliberate effort to plan our travel route to pass by Sounkyo Ice Festival 2015 on a night where there would be fireworks. Fireworks started promptly at 8.30pm. Although... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Singapore
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35 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Took deliberate effort to plan our travel route to pass by Sounkyo Ice Festival 2015 on a night where there would be fireworks. Fireworks started promptly at 8.30pm. Although it did not go on for a long time (maybe only about 5-10mins), it was worthwhile. It was windy and cold, fortunately there is a shop whereby we could hang indoors... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Came here one night for the Ice Festival. Even though the ice has already started to melt, my daughter truly enjoy visiting this place to see what is left, especially going down on the ice slide. Are was illuminated by colourful lights. It was -4 degrees when we went there. Pretty cold.

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3 helpful votes 3 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
54 helpful votes 54 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 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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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
104 helpful votes 104 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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