Kankakei (Ropeway)

Unforgettable views of sky, sea, and the gorge below from way up high! A hiker’s delight!

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Gorges

Kankakei is a gorge in Kagawa Prefecture’s Shodo Island. It is located in the heart of Setonaikai National Park.
The valley of Kankakei was formed over thousands of years as volcanic andesite and agglomerate were thrust upward via shifting of the earth’s mantle and eroded by rain and wind, creating a spectacular scene of sheer cliffs and rock formations.
It has been recognized as one of the Three Great Valleys of Beauty in Japan, one of the 100 Landscapes of Japan, as well as one of the “100 Natural Heritage Sites in Japan of the 21st Century.”

A ropeway runs across the valley, from which visitors can see the beautiful surrounding scenery, like the Seto Inland Sea, greenery of the surrounding mountains, and autumn leaves. The ropeway grants an amazing view that can encompass the sky, sea, and valley in one sweep.
The ropeway connects Kouun Station and the Summit Station, and runs every 12 minutes. (Boarding time 5 minutes)

There is also a hiking trail that leads up to the Summit Station, so it is recommended to take the ropeway up to the summit and then use the trail to descend. Of course, depending on your stamina and fitness you can also take the ropeway or trail both ways.
There are also restaurants, rest stops, shops, observation decks, and other facilities near the Summit Station.

Highlights

  • It has been recognized as one of the Three Great Valleys of Beauty in Japan, one of the 100 Landscapes of Japan, as well as one of the “100 Natural Heritage Sites in Japan of the 21st Century.”
  • The ropeway grants an amazing view that can encompass the sky, sea, and valley in one sweep.
  • There is also a hiking trail that leads up to the Summit Station.
  • With cherryblossoms in spring, verdant summers, brightly colored autumn and the snowy winter, there are four different ways to enjoy this view all year.
  • At the Summit Station guests are greeted with restaurants and souvenir shops.

Photos

  • View from the observation deck

    View from the observation deck

  • View from the observation deck

    View from the observation deck

  • The ropeway

    The ropeway

  • Observation deck

    Observation deck

  • Observation deck

    Observation deck

  • Matsutake Rock

    Matsutake Rock

Reviews

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  • 簡宜恩

    運氣很不好,造訪的時候遇到起大霧,能見度很差。

  • Hung Jung

    真的太美了!滿山遍野紅透透,最美的秋天。

  • HsinYun Wu

    搭乘纜車方便而且速度快,欣賞沿途壯觀的奇岩峭壁,如果是秋天季節,滿山滿谷的楓紅應該是很漂亮。

  • Ho Ho Lover.0113

    去小豆島參觀丸金醬油工廠,門口看到販賣醬油口味霜淇淋覺得很特別沒吃過,買來了一支品嚐看看,有牛奶的香氣又夾雜著醬油的味道,感覺很奇妙也好吃😋

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Details

Name in Japanese
寒霞渓
Postal Code
761-4433
Address
327-1 Kankakedori, Shodoshima-cho, Shozu-gun, Kagawa Prefecture
Tel
0879-82-0904
Business Hours
March 21st through October 20th 8:30-17:00. October 21st through November 30th 8:00-17:00. December 1st through December 20th 8:30-17:00. December 21st through March 20th 8:30-16:30.
※Ropeway departs in 12-minute intervals
Closed
No regular closures. Check the official website before visiting.
Ropeway Fee
[Round-Trip] Adults 1890 yen. Children 950yen. [One-Way] Adults 1050yen. Children 530 yen.
Access
15 minutes by bus from Kusakabe Port towards Kountei (get off at the last stop)
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)