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Ginga no Taki Falls

Sounkyo, Kamikawa-cho, Kamikawa-gun 078-1700, Hokkaido
+81 1658-5-3350
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Catching the Galaxy and Falling Star!

Please be informed that the Ryusei (Falling Star) Waterfall is just next to the Ginga (Galaxy... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gary Y
Singapore, Singapore

The Falls are a picturesque site from the car park. We didn't make it up the trail as it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tom B
Melbourne, Australia
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  • Average29%
  • Poor3%
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“rest stop” (2 reviews)
Sounkyo, Kamikawa-cho, Kamikawa-gun 078-1700, Hokkaido
+81 1658-5-3350

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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Gary Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Falls are a picturesque site from the car park. We didn't make it up the trail as it was pouring rain !

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Small but totally natural waterfall, with a nice walk to get there. Some lovely old trees on the way to the fall itself also.

Thank Colm K
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

With young kids, this place allow us all to hike for a very short distance and sightsee st the same time. Worth the time tbh coz the place is cool, though the path could be quite dangerous and slippery at times, especially after a shower!...More

Thank Ming Y
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Gin Ga No Taki Falls also known as 'Milky Way Waterfall' is situated at the Daisetsuzan National Park. The waterfalls run down gracefully like thin delicate white string.

1  Thank yfylou
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

What impressed me most about this water fall is the way it looks when the water falls. It does look like the galaxy (Ginga) silvery in colors.

Thank ahleongsan
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

The waterfalls are situated about 2 km from the Sounkyo hotels heading towards Lake Akan . The turnoff is a side road on the left just before the tunnel. Beautiful rest stop even for the elderly. Path very walkable and short and you get to...More

Thank jolinpl
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

During Snow festival, this waterfall turned ice...but still is beautiful. Tried free sampling tea from small shop there...it has quite a distinct taste and smell.

Thank May L
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We rented a bike 'for free) at our hostel in Sounkyo and drove the bike for 2-3km to the falls. Easy trip and not much tourists to be seen.

Thank Stijn-ALY
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Lots of photos to be taken. Decent shops and facilties. Mind out for the bus tours with all their selfie sticks though....

Thank Heidbummer
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