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Frozen waterfalls!

I really love going to and swimming in waterfalls and it’s just amazing to see such in a frozen... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Weng845
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Cabanatuan City, Philippines
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Unlike some waterfalls which you have to make huge effort and time to hike to get close to view... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
ongwl82016
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Singapore, Singapore
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Sounkyo, Kamikawa-cho, Kamikawa-gun 078-1700, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

I really love going to and swimming in waterfalls and it’s just amazing to see such in a frozen state. Wow, it’s different but you can still see it’s beauty!

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Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

On the way to Sounkyo right after the tunnels, great view of both Ryusei & Ginga falls. Must be amazing in spring when the water flow is bigger because of the melting snow

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Unlike some waterfalls which you have to make huge effort and time to hike to get close to view them, Ginga Fall is easily accessible. We drove there, parked our car and just walked across to the path where we can view the tall water...More

Thank ongwl82016
Reviewed 27 June 2018

One of a pair of beautiful waterfalls. The area reminds me of the falls a Yosemite, except not nearly as crowded. Spend 30-60 minutes there soaking up the aura of the location. Then continue with your journey through Hokkaido.

Thank WaipahuTraveler
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Worth the walk along the highway (don’t go under the tunnel!), following the river to the base of the falls and then the climb uphill. From behind the tourist shops it’s a steep 15-20mins walk up the steps to view the falls from across the...More

Thank Gary L
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Went during winter time and both waterfall frozen. Amazing. Surely a different kind of view if were to visit during the non winter period. 👍🏼

Thank ChiaSZ
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

再度來層雲峽銀河瀑布,水己清澈乾淨了,水位也較低。遊客不多! 到旁邊的小店買好吃的水果吃。 Found more local fruits and tried half cantaloupes for some grape, so yummy.

Thank David H
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Visited this place 10 years ago and it looked exactly the same as before. It was snowing and the wind was rather strong when we reached there this afternoon. Put on your thickest clothes if you are visiting from Nov to Feb! The shops and...More

Thank Ng G
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Must be beautiful in the fall. We happened upon a nice snow fall and the place was spectacular. Made for some great photos. Worth seeing in the right time of year.

Thank Walter F
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Please be informed that the Ryusei (Falling Star) Waterfall is just next to the Ginga (Galaxy) Waterfall so if you visit one, you will get to see the other. The bottom of the falls are just next to the car parks (plenty around) so it's...More

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