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Shosen Valley

Ikaricho | Chichibu Tama Kai National Park, Kofu 400-0000, Yamanashi Prefecture
+81 55-237-1161
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Beautiful gorge, waterfall and mountain top with view of Mt. Fuji

I didn't expect this gem, it was supposed to be a weekend stopover for me in between Matsumoto and... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2017
Yew Hong N
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Singapore, Singapore
Great hike for families with kids

45 minute bus ride from Kofu station. We started at the Greenline Shosenky bus stop. This is where... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
SueCuracao
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Willemstad, Curacao
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Ikaricho | Chichibu Tama Kai National Park, Kofu 400-0000, Yamanashi Prefecture
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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

Thank Yew Hong N
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

Thank yurrippe
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this! Truly one of the most beautiful scenic walks I have ever taken. Make sure you bring a 1 yen coin to tuck into the cracks for good luck. You'll know where when you find it. The locals all start at the bottom...More

1  Thank Mercedes S
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

We reached on a sunny weekday about 11am, easy to get parking lot but got to walk a little bit far from the carpark. Ropeway open 9am-5.30pm, depart every 20min. Adult 650¥ (one way), 1200¥ (r.trip), child 600¥, my son 4 years old free! Ticket...More

6  Thank Ice800908
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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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