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Stratus Gorge

109 Reviews
Liked by 5
Open Open 24 hours
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 3-5 hours
Address: Sounkyo, Kamikawa, Kamikawa District, Hokkaido 078-1701, Japan
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Phone: +81-1658-21811 +81-1658-53350 +81-1658-94400

What people are saying:

You must come once in your life, just for the 2-hour shift, a total of 81 stops, and the driving time is 2 hours of toss! The first cable car to the 5th station under the mountain, because it is weekdays, I am alone on the cable car, the staff is not slack at all, and the introduction is enthusiastic, like a person full of cars. . . . When I arrived at the 5th station, I had seen the snow wall piled up high, but I didn't feel how cold it was. I planned to continue the cable car to the 7th station, but the cable car is under maintenance. Looking at the instructions on how to deal with the bear infestation, I gave up in silence. You plan to climb to the top of the mountain on foot. The top floor of Kurodake Station is an observation deck, and the surrounding snow peaks are undulating and spectacular. There are souvenirs on the 2nd floor. There is also a restaurant with curry rice...

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  • Onn11
    Singapore, Singapore

    Beautiful During Autumn

    We visited this place on two consecutive days, on 9-10 October 2019. The first day was raining and wind was strong, and hence both Ropeway and Pair Lift was closed. Suggest to check the weather for th...

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  • Adam G
    Adam G
    London, United Kingdom

    Be wary of winter opening times

    I came here hoping to hike the gorge in the last weekend of March. Unfortunately even though many of the roads and paths were clear of snow the trails near Sounkyo were still thoroughly buried. My...

    Reviewed on /Date(1522613729000+0800)/
  • emilyhh23

    So cold during winter ><

    Beautiful nature :) love this place as you can see all the waterfall but sadly it all frozen. Strong wind and heavy snowing when I came here. The only waterfall that is not froze is Ryu sei. A wild de...

    Reviewed on /Date(1519581750000+0800)/
  • Nightshade00

    Don’t miss the cable car and chairlifts

    October is a bit of a risky time to visit as the temperature can suddenly plummet - as it did during our 2 night stay - with freezing winds and rain. As the gorge is located in the mountains, be prepa...

    Reviewed on /Date(1516762397000+0800)/
  • DavidASU
    Union City

    Cable Cart to Mountain

    來此搭纜車到山上眺望美景. Decided to take the cable to mountain top to look over the beautiful scene. A lot of nice Mountain View to fully explore the natural scene.

    Reviewed on /Date(1512903589000+0800)/

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Additional Information


The Stratus Gorge is an important natural landscape in the heart of the Grand Snow Mountain National Park. There are three main highlights in the Stratus Gorge scenic spot. In winter, the water freezes, creating a unique landscape of ice waterfalls. It also boasts the famous autumn red leaf landscape and the Stratus Spring in the Spring Street comparable with Noboribetsu, Toyako and Jozankei. It is definitely worth seeing.
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