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Shosenkyo, Kofu

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Must see · Valley · Nature / Park
Take a hike along Shosenkyo, a narrow gorge rich in natural sights, from interesting rock formations to tall, leafy trees. Set within a wider national park, the gorge features a mountain river and a tall waterfall, visible from the main hiking route that follows the gorge. Take in sights of interestingly shaped rocks, all carved by nature into shapes that locals have mythologized and named after animals they resemble. The surrounding forested mountains offer seasonal displays of color, making the gorge and its natural backdrop particularly popular with photographers. Plan to see Shosenkyo and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kofu road trip site.
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  • A hidden valley in the mountains outside Kofu. Small cafes offer beer and wine but the real take away is a picture of the waterfall. Form the rope way walk down the road to the path entrance. Less...  more »
  • people be very careful with the Silver vans of a company called "shosenkyo bus", the staff is tricky, they stay in the parking lot before the museum of shadowgraph and senga waterfall. the staff...  more »
  • Great hike. Not too long and doable during the summer. I imagine it being even better during autumn.
  • A quite and beautiful place, interesting rocks and streams, around the waterfalls there are many good shops and restaurant. A worthy and relaxing experience.

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