Kakusenkei Gorge

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Kakusenkei Gorge
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SingaporeSnow
Singapore, Singapore113 contributions
Apr 2013 • Friends
This is an easy hike along a mostly paved walking trail on even ground and should be suitable for people with varying levels of physical fitness. There are some steps but they are not very steep. The scenery by the river is great, the entire walking trail is about 1.3km and you will pass by the Basho hut, a few bridges and lovely trees. The only break from nature is a rest stop about mid-trail where you can order some tea and snacks to enjoy on a platform next to the rushing river.
Written April 8, 2013
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sky_nite
Singapore, Singapore38 contributions
Visited Kaga Onsen expecting just onsen towns, but Yamanaka in particular had a even greater attraction in my books! The Kakusenkei Gorge! The trail was easily accessible from town, a 5 min walk from the Yamanaka bus stop where you can cross the red bridge and walk along the picturesque river. Photos helped me remember the beauty, but there was something about the tranquility that helped me understand why Bassho, a famous poet could be inspired by this place!
Written February 4, 2015
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BenT_Nimbostratus
Singapore120 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
A must visit as the scenery is stunning. Plan to spend at least 2 hours in this location. Best if you can stay around the area as the timing of the tourist bus may not be as convenient.
Written November 22, 2017
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unescotravelbug
Wooster, OH4,201 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
Kakusenkei Gorge, one of the major attractions in Yamanaka Onsen, is an ideal place for the nature lovers. Daishoji River runs through this deep gorge between the foothill of the mountains and the towns of Yamanaka Onsen. It was once the idyllic place for the Japanese famous haiku poet Matsuo Basho of 17th Century, who wrote in one of his poems in such words as "Who needs the dew of youth from the chrysanthemum when you have the restoring waters of Yamanaka?" Locals built a small hut located nearby the aqueduct stone bridge Kurotani Bridge with a statue of Basho in it to remember him.
Along the river are unpaved narrow riverside walking paths running parallel to it. Riverside paths are accessible from town’s main roads. However, the access points leading to the riverside paths between Kurotani Bridge and Ayatori Bridge are moss covered wet and slippery steps; there is a warning sign so avoid going down this area. Also accessible to the other side of the river are three major crossing points foot bridges Kurotani Bridge, Ayatori Bridge and Kohrogi Bridge. Each of these three major bridges characterized its own unique architecture designs. Kurotani Bridge was built with concrete materials in aqueduct form. Ayatori Bridge is a metal framed modern looking bridge. Kohrogibashi Bridge presents itself as a traditional Japanese arched bridge built with cypress wood. It is the most photographed bridge among the three; especially during the season of spring’s cherry blossoms, summer’s lush greenery and autumn’s changes of foliage colors. The sounds of waterfalls, rushing river and tortoise green water give additional idyllic atmosphere and sensual pleasures. There is a riverside café nestled on the foothill, offers refreshments during the tourist season. It is an idea place to relax and enjoy nature’s beauty. During the winter season Kakusenkei Gorge, river and mountains are blanketed with wet snow, trees branches are covered in white, rushing water turned silent. Each seasonal change in Kakusenkei Gorge exemplifies nature’s beauty like a gigantic canvas of landscape painting in its own unique colors. Many Japanese inns ryokans were built along the valley, provide private shuttles and onsen services to accommodate visitors.To get there from JR Kagaonsen Station, take CANBUS Mountain Route and get off Yamanaka town center of Kiku no Yu/Yamanakaza. There is a Tourist Office inside of it; staff on duty speaks English and will instruct you how to reach the Kakusenkei Gorge’s three bridges and riverside paths. The best way to reach Kohrogibashi Bridge is to go pass the town center along the main shopping strip, walk approx. 20 min. away from the center, turn left and then follow a slope of paved car/pedestrian road. Outskirt ryokans also provide shuttle services for you to the town and certain points of stops.
Written November 15, 2017
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EELSM
Asia187 contributions
Dec 2016 • Family
we had a wonderful walk along the gorge and the view was breathtaking. I suggest to walk from down stream and walk up to end up in the quaint little town of Kaga Onsen which had lovely coffee shops and eateries.
Written January 6, 2017
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ianePd
Melbourne, Australia216 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
Walking the gorge is a lovely experience .the flowing water the surroundings the beautiful japaneses elements of light landscaping made this walk a very enjoyable activity.about half way is a small shack that serves tea on elevated small stages overlooking the water sublime.sublime . didn't surprise me to learn that basho frequented the area. Dont miss out on a true jalaneses experience .
Written April 11, 2016
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kobekeith
Kyoto, Japan7,564 contributions
Mar 2016 • Friends
This was a beautiful place to walk and it seemed like most of the people walking around town didn't bother to walk along the river for some reason but we were grateful that they only seemed to focus on the 2 bridges in town.

Some of the scenery is gorgeous along the way. Especially the moss covered rocks and roots!
Written April 10, 2016
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Jim B
75 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
This is a wonderful place to take an afternoon walk and take in the beautiful bridges and gorge. The river is quite pretty. The back of the buildings on the other side could be a better view but if you look past that it is lovely.
Written December 26, 2018
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yuval_adler
Shinagawa, Japan66 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
This is a nice walk at Yamanaka Onsen, not far from the main street, Especially during autumn leave season
Written November 26, 2017
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Lili
Singapore, Singapore44 contributions
Oct 2017 • Family
Best not to come when raining, it might be quite slippery! The views are lovely though and the trail is relatively easy to follow (no guard rails though so watch your toddlers!), it's quite manageable even if you only do half of it (from one bridge to the other instead of hitting all three bridges), and if you are in Yamanaka Onsen for the night I highly recommend it. Very pretty!
Written October 25, 2017
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