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Address: Prefecture Kofu | Chichibu Tama Kai National Park, Kofu 405-0000, Yamanashi Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 552371161

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Stunning view & relax walk; no seat cable car moving too fast; Waterfall another highlight!

We reached on a sunny weekday about 11am, easy to get parking lot but got to walk a little bit far from the carpark. Ropeway open 9am-5.30pm, depart every 20min. Adult 650¥ (one... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 29, 2016
Singapore, Singapore
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Seoul, South Korea
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I missed my bus (see below for bus information) so I didn't have time to walk the full length of the trail. I got off the bus at the Green Line bus stop instead and walked to the waterfall from there (it's only about 1km). The Green Line bus stop is the first stop on the route that is in... More 

Thank Isa W
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

ロープウェイで登ります。秋には紅葉もきれいですし、のんびり歩きながら観光ができます。時間的にも無理せず、老若男女とわず丁度よいです。 It is good to go sightseeing here especially in autum. You can enjoy both walking and nature.

Thank yurrippe
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50 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this! Truly one of the most beautiful scenic walks I have ever taken. Make sure you bring a 1 yen coin to tuck into the cracks for good luck. You'll know where when you find it. The locals all start at the bottom and walk up the mountain, which gives you better views as you walk, and climaxes... More 

Thank Mercedes S
Singapore, Singapore
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76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

We reached on a sunny weekday about 11am, easy to get parking lot but got to walk a little bit far from the carpark. Ropeway open 9am-5.30pm, depart every 20min. Adult 650¥ (one way), 1200¥ (r.trip), child 600¥, my son 4 years old free! Ticket counter staff was friendly, ropeway queue was not long & move pretty fast. The cable... More 

2 Thank Ice800908
Hong Kong, China
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120 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Rkk27
Hong Kong, China
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89 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank Alex L
Wentworthville, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

4 Thank YogCT
Kofu, Japan
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank Sam_Siva
Geneva, Switzerland
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178 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank M D
Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Lionel K

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