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I came here hoping to hike the gorge in the last weekend of March. Unfortunately even though many of the roads and paths were clear of snow the trails near Sounkyo were still thoroughly buried.
My own bad planning perhaps, maybe next time - what...More
Beautiful nature :) love this place as you can see all the waterfall but sadly it all frozen. Strong wind and heavy snowing when I came here. The only waterfall that is not froze is Ryu sei. A wild deer came out from the forest,...More
October is a bit of a risky time to visit as the temperature can suddenly plummet - as it did during our 2 night stay - with freezing winds and rain. As the gorge is located in the mountains, be prepared that the weather here...More
Truly beautiful and serene place to be at this between fall-winter changeover of seasons. The leaves ahd fallen off most trees as it has been snowing past week or so overnight Lovely waterfalls with a breathtaking bubbly brook/stream. A wee bit of snowing started but...More
I went to Sounkyo as a day trip from Asahikawa on 1 August. Took the 8:35 limited express train to Kamikawa (rail pass) and then switched to bus to reach Sounkyo (870 yen). There are also direct buses from Asahikawa to Sounkyo (same bus but...More
Reward with a majestic view at the midway section of rope way.
Did Not take ski lift as we are not dress for the colder temperature expected at the mountain.
When the cloud moves it gives us a surreal feeling be above the clouds.
We experienced a beautiful clear Autumn morning. There had been enough snow to provide beautiful scenery and both the gondola and chairlift were operating. It was midweek and sufficiently off-season that the crowds were limited. We also found the visitor centre very helpful.
I visited Kamikawa Sounkyo Gorge in Oct 16 , took a cable car up the first section, the view was great as we are going up, snow fall when we are approaching the cable car stn. That is NOT ALL you must the the kurodake...More
I flew to sapporo and then drove there - there was still a fair bit of snow on the hiking tracks during July, so I'd expect it to be quite frozen in May. You may be able to hike it if you had full snow hiking gear.
I would deeply appreciate it if someone could tell me how to get from the bus station at Sounkyo to Sounkyo Gorge. I was at the bus station last October, but did not get to visit the gorge because I do not have any vocabulary to ask for directions. I plan to visit Sounkyo again next month, and hope to be able to find my way to the gorge this time. Thanks!
August 11, 2006|
The beginning of the Gorge is east of the Sounkyo Gorge bus station. I drove so I didn't try the bus myself, but I did find something that says the following (and might not be totally accurate so check when you get there): The only daily bus from the Sounkyo station leaves for Big Box (is that how they translate this?) at 12:50 pm, arrives at Big Box at 13:10. You get to spend 20 minutes there, then the bus returns and on the way back, stops at the waterfalls/gorges for 10 minutes or so....More
Dear all, We're planning a trip to hokkaido in mid-sept and need your expert opinions on it... Currently the situation is that there are not many rooms available but we managed to secure accommodation for 19th (furano), 20th (Sounkyo gorge and Mt.Asahidake), 21st (asahikawa). Our initial plan was to cover Furano (19th), Asahidake (20th) and Sounkyo (21st) over 3 days. But because I can't get any rooms in sounkyo on 21st, we'll have to change plans. 1) Should we just do...More
September 08, 2009|
You're travelling during a big national holiday week- thats why there aren't many rooms, so expect some areas to be busy. I'm not sure if you are planning on changing your accomodation that you've already booked? I"d choose Option 1. Why not focus on Furano /Biei area , even with less flowers around, you can still appreciate the patchwork scenery with the backdrop of the Daisetsu mountain range. And there are the indoor activities (wine, cheese making etc) if the weather is not so good....More
Hokkaido Central or Hokkaido Eastern ????? (1 Replies)
Hi, can anyone give me advise, which package is worth it to visit?? 1 ) Hokkaido Fabolous -Lake Toya :Mount showa, Bear ranch -Rusutsu -Otaru :Kitaichi glass,otaru orgel doh -Noribetsu :Hell valley,Shiraoi ainu village,edo wonderland -Sapporo:odari park, clock tower,ishiya,Nijo fresh market,asahi,mt moiwa -Chitose: Mall rera 2) Hokkaido Eastern - Kushiro : waso fish market,kushiro marshland - Lake akan : akan center,crane national park,akan lakeside,hot spring -...More
September 15, 2007|
HI! what season ...and where are you staying? east Hokkiado would be the best package for winter, and if you are staying in Sapporo - you can easily go and see Otaru on your own by train for the day. amanda