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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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Beautiful mountains

Take the cable car up and you will enjoy a great view of the mountains around. In summer, you can take the chairlift which takes you to an even higher point. Drive to the very end... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Take the cable car up and you will enjoy a great view of the mountains around. In summer, you can take the chairlift which takes you to an even higher point. Drive to the very end of the village, you will find a gallery showing beautiful pictures of the Daisetzusan mountains. You should not miss it!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The road into Sōunkyō was long and meandering, weaving along and around the sides of the gorges. There was still some evidence of the snowfall of the past Winter, leaving the scene sprinkled with patches of white. Turning each bend, one never really knew what to expect – the face of a cliff graced by a small waterfall, or at... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Went to sounkyo gorge in end of April, still manage to see the mountian covered with thick snow. It was so cold and windy. Unable to go to its top as the chairlift only starts functioning in the end of MAY after the snow melted.

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Singapore
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 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 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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38 helpful votes 38 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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Hong Kong
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 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 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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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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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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