Suwakyo (Suwa Gorge)
One of the best leisure spots in Minakami where you can enjoy activities that take advantage of the beautiful nature
Suwakyo is a gorge created by the limpid flow of the Tone River. It is a great place to hike along the trail by the river while enjoying nature. The gorgeous scenery of colorful leaves appearing on both banks of the river in the autumn season is exceptionally breathtaking. Railroad tracks run right above the boardwalk, and you might be able to see a steam locomotive if you are lucky.
Suwakyo is famous for its scenery and as an outdoor leisure spot where you can enjoy various outdoor activities. At the "Suwakyo-ohashi" bridge, the symbol of the area, you can experience bridge bungee (diving from the bridge), a rare type of bungee jumping in Japan. You will jump from a height of 42 meters. You can either try yourself or cheer for someone else. With the magnificent Tanigawa-dake in the background, you can take amazing photos or videos of the person who is bungee jumping.
Ryugase, with its 200-meter rapids, is also a popular rafting spot. The thrilling river ride through the ever-changing beauty of the canyon is worth experiencing.
Head to Suwa Gorge now for a double dose of excitement with spectacular scenery and outdoor leisure activities!
Suwa Gorge has a well-maintained trail and is an ideal place for hiking to enjoy fresh greenery or autumn leaves.
You can experience bungee jumping from the bridge, a rare type of bungee jumping in Japan.
There are various rafting tours (half-day course, full-day course, etc.) where you can have a spectacular river rafting experience.
You may see a steam locomotive or people enjoying outdoor activities, making sightseeing more exciting as you stroll around.
Early November is the best time to see autumn leaves.
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- Yubara, Minakamimachi, Tonegun, Gunma
- 0278-62-0401 (Minakami Tourism Association)
(1) About a 20-minute walk from Mizukami Station on the JR Joetsu Line.
(2) About 5 minutes by car from the Mizukami Interchange on the Kanetsu Expressway.
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)