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Famous Fall Foliage Place -Ginsendai in Kamikawa-

September 29th, 2015

Ginsendai (銀泉台) in Kamikawa town located in the southeastern part of Asahikawa city is a trailhead for Mt. Akadake near Sounkyo Onsen (層雲峡温泉) in the southern part of Kamikawa town. If tourists take a narrow gravel road for about 14 km in length from Japan National Route 273 to Ginsendai, the tourists reach to the Ginsendai. But visitors must pay scrupulous attention to driving because large sightseeing buses run, too. Actually, I encountered a car with a trouble (A mobile phone is out of coverage area). In addition, traffic regulations enforce during high seasons of fall foliage, and the tourists must use shuttle buses from lake-side (レイクサイド) to the Ginsendai. There are a forest patrol office, a parking lot, a restroom and a watering place in the trailhead of the Ginsendai. Wild flowers are in full bloom in July, and the fall foliage is the best season to see in mid September. The tourists increase at those seasons.
Ginsendai Hiking Trail Map

Width of Road Is Narrow. Be Careful of Driving
Ginsendai with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Forest Patrol Office
Ginsendai with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Restroom
Ginsendai with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Watering Place
Ginsendai with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Path Through Forest
Ginsendai with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Trailhead of Mt. Akadake
Ginsendai with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa

The most beautiful places of fall foliage are between First Flower Field and Second Flower Field in the Ginsedai. It takes about 60 minutes from the forest patrol office to there. A mountain trail was rough, but I could climb the mountain trail in wearing ordinary shoes because the ground was not muddy. I visited here on the day when the fall foliage was almost over, but every people whom I met said the beautiful fall foliage, and I would be in time for the fall foliage. In addition, the visitors should go the restroom near the forest patrol office before mountain climbing because there is not the restroom on the way.

Trail. Mind Our Footing
Ginsendai with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
I Look at First Flower Field
Ginsendai with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Bare Rocks
Ginsendai with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Fall Foliage
Ginsendai with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Fall Foliage
Ginsendai with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Fruit of Bilberry
Ginsendai with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
First Flower Field
Ginsendai with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Road Can be Seen
Ginsendai with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Rough Path Stretches Out
Ginsendai with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Maple-Leaves Turned Red
Ginsendai with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Mountaineer Goes Down Mountain While Seeing Fall Foliage
Ginsendai with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Eriophorum Vaginatum
Ginsendai with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Ginsendai Parking Lot Can be Seen
Ginsendai with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Fall Foliage
Ginsendai with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Scenery Like Oil Painting
Ginsendai with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa

Atmosphere of Ginsendai with Fall Foliage Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Ginsendai with Fall Foliage

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (60 cars)
Business hour Open 24 hours
Regular closing day From mid October to early June
Telephone number +81-1658-2-1811
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 623 025 202*78

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Ginsendai.

Sounkaku Grand Hotel(層雲閣グランドホテル)  
Hotel Taisetsu(ホテル大雪)  
Sounkyo Kanko Hotel(層雲峡観光ホテル)  
Choyotei(朝陽亭)  
Choyo Resort(朝陽リゾートホテル)  
Hotel Northern Lodge(ホテルノーザンロッジ)    
Yumoto Ginsenkaku(湯元銀泉閣)    
Minshuku Todate(民宿とだて)      
Sounkyo Youth Hostel(層雲峡ユースホステル)    
Hotel Kumoi(ホテル雲井)      
Mount View Hotel(マウントビューホテル)  
Resort Pension Yama-no-Ue(リゾートペンション 山の上)  
Pension Ginga(ペンション銀河)  
Booking.com

A page of Daisetsuzan National Park is here

Daisetsuzan National Park

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  1. good! hokkaido! says:

    Hi, Leah san,
    Welcome to Hokkaido!

    About your inquiry, here is shuttle bus time schedule in 2016.

    In 2016, the shuttle buses to Ginsendai ran only from 11 September to 22 September, and the shuttle buses to Kogen Onsen rand only from 22 September to 25 September.
    The shuttle bus time schedule is not announced yet this year, so please check here.

  2. Leah says:

    Hi, I plan to go on 29 September, are there shuttle buses and how frequent do they run?

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