Shosenkyo is said to be “the most beautiful gorge in Japan”, and is a special scenic beauty of the country.
Shosenkyo is located in the northern part of Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture, and is called "the most beautiful gorge in Japan".
You can see granite cliffs, strange rocks and stones carved out over a long period of time, and clear and abundant water flowing.
There is a well-maintained promenade along the gorge, making it easy to enjoy the beautiful seasonal beauty of the gorge. "Kakuenpo", the main peak of Shosenkyo, and "Sengataki Waterfall" with a drop of 30 meters are popular spots.
There are also many other sights to see, such as the thrillingly unstable "Ishimon (Stone gate)" and “Nagatoro Bridge”, the existing oldest concrete arch road bridge in Yamanashi Prefecture.
Furthermore, if you take the Shosenkyo Ropeway to the observatory, you can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of Mt.Fuji, Kitadake and Ainodake mountains.
Visitors can enjoy the uniquely named rocks and stones along the gorge promenade.
You can choose the course according to the time required to walk and your physical strength.
Wear non-slip shoes when walking on a course with slippery rocks.
You can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view from the top of the Shosenkyo Ropeway.
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- Takanaricho, Kofu City, Yamanashi
- 055-287-2111 (Shosenkyo Tourism Association)
- Regular Holidays
- Hours of operation
- None specified
- About 30 minutes by bus from JR Kofu Station
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)