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Sounkyo Gorge

Sounkyo, Kamikawa-cho, Kamikawa-gun 078-1701, Hokkaido
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Beautiful Nature

Truly beautiful and serene place to be at this between fall-winter changeover of seasons. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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Fortunate enough to see this place when it was snowing heavily. Simply gorgeous. Great photos... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
walter f
Leonia, New Jersey
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The main attraction at Daisetsuzan National Park is this 12.4-mile gorge with towering cliffs and tumbling waterfalls.
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  • Very good55%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
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Sounkyo, Kamikawa-cho, Kamikawa-gun 078-1701, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Truly beautiful and serene place to be at this between fall-winter changeover of seasons. The leaves ahd fallen off most trees as it has been snowing past week or so overnight Lovely waterfalls with a breathtaking bubbly brook/stream. A wee bit of snowing started but...More

Thank nor5430
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fortunate enough to see this place when it was snowing heavily. Simply gorgeous. Great photos. Don’t miss this place.

Thank walter f
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

I went to Sounkyo as a day trip from Asahikawa on 1 August. Took the 8:35 limited express train to Kamikawa (rail pass) and then switched to bus to reach Sounkyo (870 yen). There are also direct buses from Asahikawa to Sounkyo (same bus but...More

2  Thank KC930
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Reward with a majestic view at the midway section of rope way. Did Not take ski lift as we are not dress for the colder temperature expected at the mountain. When the cloud moves it gives us a surreal feeling be above the clouds. Surprise...More

Thank Kennson
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We experienced a beautiful clear Autumn morning. There had been enough snow to provide beautiful scenery and both the gondola and chairlift were operating. It was midweek and sufficiently off-season that the crowds were limited. We also found the visitor centre very helpful.

Thank Angry_Scampi
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I visited Kamikawa Sounkyo Gorge in Oct 16 , took a cable car up the first section, the view was great as we are going up, snow fall when we are approaching the cable car stn. That is NOT ALL you must the the kurodake...More

1  Thank Kwan O
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We stayed in Asahikawa and drove to Sounkyo after breakfast. It took only around an hour plus and the roads were easy to drive. We took the gondolla to the mid-level and the view was breathtaking. Then we took the chairlift ropeway further up and...More

2  Thank Ben P
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Save yours strength and take the cable car/chairlift ropeway combo. Then it's not an easy hike (my iphone says 113 floors I climbed over 10000 steps, so it's not un-steep), some steps still covered in snow July 15 (although mum, aged 61, could achieve in...More

3  Thank Jee K
Reviewed 29 March 2016

I just wish we were there in the right season. But nevertheless, the views are breathtaking. We got there by public transport without much difficulty with adequate research beforehand. Hike of about 2.5hours maximum to the peak. Hiking down probably will take longer because of...More

1  Thank tingting310894
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stunning in winter with the gorge covered entirely in white powder snow. There is also an ice waterfall festival to enjoy in winter. A soak in the onsen while staring at snow is heaven!

3  Thank Nicholas O
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sb g
10 January 2017|
Response from Jee K | Reviewed this property |
I flew to sapporo and then drove there - there was still a fair bit of snow on the hiking tracks during July, so I'd expect it to be quite frozen in May. You may be able to hike it if you had full snow hiking gear.