Shosenkyo Gorge Autumn Walk and Winery Trip

2017 November 12 (Sunday)

Igari/Katsunuma, Yamanashi

A lovely day walk through the beautiful Shosenkyo gorge, one of Japan's most beautiful gorges! You can see this famous gorge and the stunning Sengataki waterfall surrounded by gorgeous autumn leaves.

Besides the gorge, the waterfall, and the autumn leaves, many interestingly shaped rocks which resemble and are named after animals or items can be seen along the walk.

The Shosenkyo gorge without a doubt is one of Japan's most beautiful and must visit places in autumn.

We will check out one or two local wineries, and then soak in an onsen to finish the day!

This club trip features:

  • The beautiful Shosenko gorge
  • The stunning and photogenic Sengataki waterfalls
  • Breathtaking view of Mt. Fuji with it's characteristic snow capped peak
  • Gorgeous red and yellow (Koyo) autumn leaves in full bloom
  • Wine tasting at two (2) local wineries
  • Onsen (indoor/outdoor)

Don't miss a fun and relaxing day exploring the Japanese outdoors during the autumn season!

Trip Itinerary

Shosenkyo gorge and gorgeous autumn leaves
  • Meet in Shinjuku at 7am
  • Get on the bus
  • Catch up on your sleep or chat with other members and get excited
  • Short stop for breakfast on the way
  • Arrive at Shosenkyo ropeway around 9:15am
  • Get on the ropeway
  • Enjoy great views of Mt. Fuji and 360° panorama from the top
  • Get on the ropeway back down
  • Easy walk through the beautiful gorge past the majestic Sengataki waterfalls and amazing rock formations while looking at gorgeous autumn leaves
  • Picnic lunch by the river (bring your own)
  • Get on the bus to the wineries at 1:30pm
  • Wine, grape and grape juice tasting at two wineries
  • Onsen after the wine tasting (Optional)
  • Get on the bus at 5pm
  • Arrive back in Shinjuku around 7:30pm

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Sengataki waterfalls

Price includes;

  • Private bus transportation
  • Shosenkyo ropeway fare (round-trip)
  • Visit to one or two wineries
  • Fun and cute (English/Japanese speaking) tour guide ;)
  • Travel insurance
  • 8% consumption tax
  • Chance to meet a lot of people and make new friends

Extras; [Pay on the day]

  • Onsen (600yen)
  • Wine tasting @Budonooka (1,100yen) *More than 300 types of wine to try

Discount;

  • Birthday on Nov 12 (3,000yen)
Price: 9,500Yen
Space left: 5 out of 28

Important notes

Wine tasting and onsen
  • Itinerary may vary due to the weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances.
  • You MUST have your own insurance (health, social, company, etc.) to be able join.
  • This event is "ON" rain or shine!
  • This is one of our highly recommended trips in Autumn.
  • Free wine and grape tasting and vineyard tour at the first winery.
  • Wine tasting fee at Budonooka (2nd winery) not included.
  • You can skip the 2nd wine tasting and soaked/relax in the hot spring instead which is the same location as the 2nd winery.
  • Final details will be sent to the participants by email two days before the event.

What to wear/bring

  • Picnic lunch
  • Clothes appropriate to the weather
  • Warm jacket
  • Trekking or sports sneakers
  • Small backpack
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Music player
  • Camera
  • Smartphone
  • Cash

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