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Shosen Valley

Ikaricho | Chichibu Tama Kai National Park, Kofu 400-0000, Yamanashi Prefecture
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Japanese power spot

Amazing! I went decades ago. There is a hidden spot of Shosenkyo where love is true when crossing... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
870uchidat
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Springtime road trip

We had a great day driving up to the waterfalls and rope way ride. Had a great lunch of soba at a... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2018
Marcia B
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Ikaricho | Chichibu Tama Kai National Park, Kofu 400-0000, Yamanashi Prefecture
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Amazing! I went decades ago. There is a hidden spot of Shosenkyo where love is true when crossing with a couple. The mountain streams you see from the middle of the bridge are attractive.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We had a great day driving up to the waterfalls and rope way ride. Had a great lunch of soba at a small shop before hiking around the area. Great views and pine tree fresh smells. Nice to get out of the concrete jungle.

Thank Marcia B
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

I didn't expect this gem, it was supposed to be a weekend stopover for me in between Matsumoto and Kawaguchiko. Read about this place and decided to head over. It was awesome. I took the bus from Kofu Station. Google "Kofu Shosenkyo bus" and the...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

45 minute bus ride from Kofu station. We started at the Greenline Shosenky bus stop. This is where the interesting part of the hike starts with great rock formations, beautiful flowers, and great views. The trail takes about 1,5 kilometer uphill and ends at the...More

Thank SueCuracao
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

The gorge is about 20kms from Kofu city, there is a vert narrow road along much of the gorge and it can be driven from bottom to top, there is a small car park at the end of the road and one can walk 10-15...More

Thank DAVID V
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

After watching this valley, I remember Kamikochi area. These two places are really best in their natural inhibits. Shonsekyo Valley has best in watching autumn colors with beautiful river, gorge and mountains. It has 4 km walking trail along with river and not even a...More

1  Thank Virendra-Yadav_2014
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

It is located nearly an hour drive away from Lake Kawaguchi. You can also catch a bus from Kofu station which take around 40 minutes. The valley is stretched between two bus stops. We visited the place on the rainy day but the gorge was...More

1  Thank Itthinan A
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

We went on 2nd November, autumn colour not anywhere near its peak, but still a really beautiful area to drive and walk around. Basically a deep wooded gorge with waterfalls and rapids at the bottom and a popular but well surfaced 'hiking' tral at the...More

1  Thank KMH06
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

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)....More

3  Thank Isa W
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Reviewed 6 August 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.

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Amy H
16 November 2016|
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Response from KMH06 | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid it does not, bar some very early and late services which are presumably for the locals to get into Kofu for work (and go the opposite direction from the one you'd need for a day drip). I would imagine in winter it... More
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