Shosenkyo Gorge

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Shosenkyo is a 4-km-long gorge formed by erosion of the river. It is designated as a national special place of scenic beauty. There are many viewing spots including Kakuenbo, the rocky mountain rising into the sky, and beautiful Senga Waterfall which is 30 m high. You will also see a lot of uniquely shaped rocks. In autumn, colorful foliage and those rocks create a gorgeous scenery that shows magnificent nature. The hiking trail is also popular with its great view of the gorge.

Address
Takanaricho, Kofu-shi, Yamanashi
Contact No.
+81-90-8648-0243
Access
From Kofu station, take Yamanashi Kotsu bus "green line" bound for Shosenkyo Takinoue via Shosenkyo. Ride for 30 minutes and get off at the bus stop Tenjinmori. Walk shortly to the entrance of Shosenkyo.
Official Website
http://www.shosenkyo-kankoukyokai.com/en/
Time Required
30 minutes
Admission fee
Free

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

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Senga Waterfall

Senga Waterfall is 30 meters high and flows down the smooth rock surface. It is one of Japan’s Top 100 Waterfalls. The name “Senga” came from the name of a female hermit of Chinese myth who ascended to the moon. It is a great name to match this beautiful waterfall. The huge quantity of dropping water has a tremendous power.

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Kakuenbo

Kakuenbo is a rocky mountain 180 m in height. It is a symbol of Shosenkyo that has an overwhelming impact. Especially the view of Kakuenbo in autumn is fantastic with crimson leaves surrounding it.

Source:(仮)徒然旅日記

Nagatoro Bridge

Nagatoro Bridge is an arched bridge built at the gateway of Shosenkyo in 1925. The view of the bridge is the best around the season of fresh green in early summer and autumn leaves. Be aware of cars since there is no sidewalk on the bridge.

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Rock Gate

Two huge rocks lean against each other and form a natural rock gate. The exquisite balance makes this rock tunnel. You can see a slight gap between two rocks which might give you a thrill that it might fall down any minute now.

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Autumn leaves in Shosenkyo

Shosenkyo is a great viewing spot of autumn leaves as well as the beautiful gorge. The open space called Shosenkyo-enchi is a great spot to fully enjoy the red leaves of various trees around it.

Source:50の手習い

Crystals

Shosenkyo is also known as a crystal mine. There used to be many crystal mines around Kinpusan, the mountain in Shosenkyo. The crystal museum in Shosenkyo, “Crystal Sound” offers various exhibitions and souvenir goods as well.

Source:昇仙峡観光協会

Shosenkyo Gorge

Shosenkyo is a 4-km-long gorge formed by erosion of the river. It is designated as a national special place of scenic beauty. There are many viewing spots including Kakuenbo, the rocky mountain rising into the sky, and beautiful Senga Waterfall which is 30 m high. You will also see a lot of uniquely shaped rocks. In autumn, colorful foliage and those rocks create a gorgeous scenery that shows magnificent nature. The hiking trail is also popular with its great view of the gorge.

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Source:山梨のなう

Senga Waterfall

Senga Waterfall is 30 meters high and flows down the smooth rock surface. It is one of Japan’s Top 100 Waterfalls. The name “Senga” came from the name of a female hermit of Chinese myth who ascended to the moon. It is a great name to match this beautiful waterfall. The huge quantity of dropping water has a tremendous power.

Source:pixta

Kakuenbo

Kakuenbo is a rocky mountain 180 m in height. It is a symbol of Shosenkyo that has an overwhelming impact. Especially the view of Kakuenbo in autumn is fantastic with crimson leaves surrounding it.

Source:(仮)徒然旅日記

Nagatoro Bridge

Nagatoro Bridge is an arched bridge built at the gateway of Shosenkyo in 1925. The view of the bridge is the best around the season of fresh green in early summer and autumn leaves. Be aware of cars since there is no sidewalk on the bridge.

Source:pixta

Rock Gate

Two huge rocks lean against each other and form a natural rock gate. The exquisite balance makes this rock tunnel. You can see a slight gap between two rocks which might give you a thrill that it might fall down any minute now.

Source:pixta

Autumn leaves in Shosenkyo

Shosenkyo is a great viewing spot of autumn leaves as well as the beautiful gorge. The open space called Shosenkyo-enchi is a great spot to fully enjoy the red leaves of various trees around it.

Source:50の手習い

Crystals

Shosenkyo is also known as a crystal mine. There used to be many crystal mines around Kinpusan, the mountain in Shosenkyo. The crystal museum in Shosenkyo, “Crystal Sound” offers various exhibitions and souvenir goods as well.

Source:昇仙峡観光協会

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