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
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.
Atmosphere of Ginsendai with Fall Foliage Can Be Watched on Youtube
|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|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||623 025 202*78|
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Ginsendai.
|Sounkaku Grand Hotel(層雲閣グランドホテル)|
|Sounkyo Kanko Hotel(層雲峡観光ホテル)|
|Hotel Northern Lodge(ホテルノーザンロッジ)|
|Sounkyo Youth Hostel(層雲峡ユースホステル)|
|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)|
A page of Daisetsuzan National Park is here
Daisetsuzan National Park