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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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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Kamikawa-cho
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
23 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We briefly stopped here before heading over to the ropeway. We lucked out as there were no tour buses there at all and it was remarkably quiet. There isn't a whole lot to see here, but there are food and restroom facilities and the waterfall itself is worth stopping at before or after you head to the ropeway.

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42 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This place was one of the attractions we visited during our Hokkaido trip. The view of the waterfalls was really really nice and I'm sure it'll be even more spectacular when they're frozen in winter!

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Singapore
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

There's a free shuttle bus from the hotel I was staying (Taisetsu) to the ice fall festival. Thanks to this free shuttle service, I got to see fabulous illuminated ice caves, icicles and ice structures. There was even a fireworks show at 8.30pm. There was even a slide for people who wanted to have some fun.

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