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Beautiful Two Falls Look like One Picture -Ryusei Falls and Ginga Falls in Sounkyo, Kamikawa-

October 1st, 2014

Ryusei Falls (流星の滝) and Ginga Falls (銀河の滝) in Sounkyo (層雲峡), Kamikawa are famous waterfalls that rivers are dropping from columnar jointing of sheer cliffs into Ishikari River. It is said that those are the most beautiful falls in this area. Ryusei Falls with 90 m in high are called male falls (男滝) because water flows straight violently, and Ryusei means shooting star in English language. Ginga falls with 120 m in high are called female falls (女滝) because water flows delicately, and Ginga means milky way in English language. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Ginga Falls
Sounkyo, Ryusei Falls and Ginga Falls
Ryusei Falls
Sounkyo, Ryusei Falls and Ginga Falls
Ryusei Falls
Sounkyo, Ryusei Falls and Ginga Falls

Tourists can usually watch only one waterfall because one waterfall is too big. However, there is an observatory called Sobakudai that visitors can watch 2 waterfalls at the same time on the back side of a souvenir shop and it is a scenery just like a picture. In an autumn, fall foliage is beautiful in particular. * Because the visitors must climb a rugged trail for about 20 minutes, please watch your step. In addition, there are the souvenir shop and a restroom near a parking lot.

View from Sobakudai
Sounkyo, Ryusei Falls and Ginga Falls
Fall Foliage
Sounkyo, Ryusei Falls and Ginga Falls

Atmosphere of Ryusei Falls and Ginga Falls Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Ryusei Falls and Ginga Falls

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (100 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-167-45-6983
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 623 207 022*00

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Ryusei Falls and Ginga Falls.

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)
Booking
Yumoto Ginsenkaku(湯元銀泉閣)
Minshuku Todate(民宿とだて)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Sounkyo Youth Hostel(層雲峡ユースホステル)
Booking
Rakuten
Hotel Kumoi(ホテル雲井)
HP
Booking
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
Booking.com

A page of Daisetsuzan National Park is here

Daisetsuzan National Park

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