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Sounkyo Gorge

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Address: Sounkyo, Kamikawa-gun, Kamikawa-cho 078-1701 , Hokkaido
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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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Sapporo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We stayed one night and at 8:30 the town puts on a five minute firework display that really makes the stay special. Worth the trek to this beautiful part of Hokkaido, from where you can explore the top of Kurodake and that ridge of mountains.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

All the way from Asahikawa to see the gouge. Not super fantastic but it's nice if its winter. I was there in mid June si just greenery. The waterfalls nearby is just so so not as great as some review stated.

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

If you are visiting in June, even if the weather seemed good, make sure the very TOP station is free of snow or clear of clouds. If the top most station is covered in snow or fog or clouds, it's a waste of time and money going even up to the intermediate stage (reached via cable car). I say this... More 

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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