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Shosenkyo

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Address: Ikari-cho, Kofu 400-0000, Yamanashi Prefecture
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Beautiful nature

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
竹田凌太郎
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Honolulu
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358 reviews 358 reviews
123 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Nagano Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

There are fantastic nature.Beutiful waterfalls and fanny shape rocks.u can relax there.In aautumn, red and yellow leaves cover the montains.

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Tokyo, Japan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

u gonna love the nature here...a place for refreshment! Though there is a saying that a couple may break if both entered in one place in shosenkyou..just heard

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Silsden, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

When in Japan each year, I can quite easily lose myself just wandering around taking in the visual splendour of the countryside. The area around Shosenkyo was no different. Visited the area during November 2012 with my wife and her sister and mother and was rewarded by blue skies and a lack of rain. Great weather. And what colours all... More 

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Hawaii
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

From Kofu Train station go to the bus terminal directly outside. There is an office where someone can assist you as to which stop to wait for the local bus. It is a local bus with very limited seats and you are packed like sardines during the peak autumn color season. About an hour ride, you may get off at... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

While visiting Japan for my son's wedding, my son's in-laws brought us here to see the beautiful waterfalls. There was plenty of parking and no cost to enter the grounds. Despite the fact I live within 10 minutes of Niagara Falls in Canada, I was most impressed with these beautiful waterfalls. We took steps down a ways to take some... More 

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Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

The staff in the bus station (next to Kofu JR station) and driver do not speak English at all so we faced some difficulty. We figured out later that we need to take bus 3 or 4 from the bus station and pay the driver when we alight. The scenery is definitely worth the time and effort!

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