The well-known Ryuo-kyo Gorge, the most striking scenic spot in the Kinugawa-Kawaji area, offers a stunning scenery that continues for approximately 3 kilometers, evoking a vibrant, sinuous dragon.
Beautiful river valley scenery woven by the serene waters of the Kinugawa River as it winds around boulders and rock formations, riverside hiking courses, mountain flowers in the spring, fresh greenery in the summer, fiery, brightly colored leaves in the autumn, and the peaceful quiet of a sleeping forest in the winter. Forget your busy everyday life and take a memorable walk in a mountain valley of beautiful abundance.
Refresh yourself from the very core of your mind and body.
A Kinugawa riverboat ride is the best way to fully appreciate the exquisite beauty created by the abundant nature of the Kinugawa river valley.
The skillful steersman weaves a twisting course around boulders and mysterious rock formations, making it a trip of both beauty and excitement. A boarding dock is located right below the Kinugawa Kanaya Hotel, and tickets can be purchased at the hotel.
The Kinu-Tateiwa Otsuribashi is a pedestrian-only suspension bridge with a length of 140 meters that connects the Kinugawa Onsen town and the famous Tateiwa rock.
From the height of the bridge, you can fully appreciate the changing expressions of the Kinugawa River in all four seasons, as its waters rush past the large boulders and rock formations, as well as the imposing mountain views that completely surround you. The Tateiwa Rock, with a height of approximately 70 meters, is named for its similarity to the shields used in medieval warfare.
The Otsuribashi reaches a height of 40 meters, and as you stand at the very center, at the same height as a ten story building, your skin will tingle with the thrill of taking a walk in the clouds.
The Ohtaki Kasen Yuhodo is a strolling path that runs for approximately 1 kilometer from the Kinuiwabashi bridge at the upper reaches of the Kinugawa River down to the Kamitakikasen Park. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the riverbank as you listen to the gentle babbling of the Kinugawa River. The Otaki Park is located along the route, and on a clear day you can see all the way to Mt. Keichozan.
A free parking lot is located at the foot of the Kinuiwabashi Bridge, allowing you to easily take a refreshing stroll in nature amidst beautiful surroundings.
Visitors can travel around the world in a single day at this theme park where famous buildings and monuments from around the globe have been meticulously recreated at 1/25th their original size.
The Nikko Tosho-gu Shrine, famous as the resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu, has a long history of over 400 years, and was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. It attracts tourists from around the world in every season of the year.
It has also gained new popularity recently as a power spot. Of the 55 buildings that make up the complex, 8 are considered National Treasures, and 34 are Important Cultural Properties. The unforgettable beauty of this World Heritage Site will make a lasting memory of your trip to the Kinugawa region and Japan.
This tourist ranch offers a space where visitors can interact with the various animals kept on the premises. Activities, such as cow milking, ice cream making, and butter making, are also offered.
This theme park recreates the lifestyles of the Taira aristocracy and their samurai cohorts who fled here after losing a six-year war in the 12th century. The buildings are all the actual houses in which they lived.
This popular scenic spot can be accessed by the Kinugawa Ropeway. A two-hour hiking trail continues from the end of the ropeway.
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