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Address: Ikari-cho, Kofu 400-0000, Yamanashi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 552872158
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Relaxing autumn walk

We were in Kofu for 3 days, so on our 2nd day, we decided to explore the attractions close by. The no. 1 attraction recommended is this place. We caught a bus from Kofu station... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
YogCT
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Wentworthville, Australia
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Hong Kong, China
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115 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Took a bus from platform 9 from Kofu bus station and arrive at greenline bus stop shosenkyo 45min later. Views of the waterfall was pleasing and relaxing. Can have a small picnic there provided you bring your own tatamis. There are few souvenir shops along the way. The autumn foliages were beautiful. Great getaway from Kofu.

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1 Thank Rkk27
Hong Kong, China
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66 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

The waterfall was great, but the highlight for me was definitely the view from the top. Simply take the ropeway, and walk all the way left after you leave the station, a 20-minute walk will take you to the top of a rocky hill. The final steps lead you to the top of a huge rock, and you can have... More 

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1 Thank Alex L
Wentworthville, Australia
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We were in Kofu for 3 days, so on our 2nd day, we decided to explore the attractions close by. The no. 1 attraction recommended is this place. We caught a bus from Kofu station and it took us about 50 mins. to reach the top of the hill. We walked about a 4 km paved path going downhill. It... More 

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2 Thank YogCT
Kofu, Japan
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We walked up from the entrance and reached the top of the waterfall just before the last bus to Kofu. Along the way we were constantly stopping to take photos of the stunning views. It's awe-inspiring, the waterfall and the lake stemming from it. Gorgeous huge rocks, beautiful cliff edges and an abundance of vegetation and trees that fill your... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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132 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

If you want to get exposed to the natural beauty of Japanese nature, this is a great place to see springs, forest, watefall, mountains, view of Fuijisan, etc. Here is an extract from the Japanese tourist information about Shosenkyo: "Shosenkyo is a gorge which is in one of the most beautiful national parks in Japan located in the north part... More 

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1 Thank M D
Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It would be best to visit during autumn to fully enjoy the colored foliage but it was still an enjoyable walk at the start of summer. Take your time and try to let your imagination run by visualizing each of the rock formations. It would be useful if you can get a pamphlet from the tourist office at Kofu station... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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697 reviews
222 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 509 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This was the reason we came to Kofu. We went all the way to the end of the bus route and walked all the way down to stop 1. It is a very easy walk and very beautiful. The information office at the station is worthless, but the hotel bell hop at the hotel was very helpful. We were going... More 

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Honolulu
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468 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Nice easy walk. Full name Mitake Shosenkyo, is outside Kofu City and is part of the Chichibu Tama Kai National Park. The road into the valley is an easy but long walk. There are nice rock formations along the way. According to the guide we walked slowly for 20 minutes out and 20 minutes back and it was only 1/15th... More 

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1 Thank DYA717
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Shosenkyo is located in the north side of Kofubonchi-basin. It takes 5minutes by bus from Kofu station. Colored leaves are beautiful and a parson visit autumn much. There is a rock of the strange name in the river which flow through Shosenkyo. For example,Tofu-iwa rock,Rakuda-iwa rock,Neko-iwa rock etc.. There is a beautiful and big waterfall in Shosenkyo. Its name is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The water fall is located up in the mountains, and unless you have a vehicle getting there can be quite interesting. That being said, I was fortunate enough to hook up with the Yamanashi prefecture free guides association last year when I was at the Five Lakes. I contacted the same guides who brought me around the last time and... More 

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