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Sounkyo

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At Asia Senses Travel we’re adventurers at heart. Our journeys are all about discovering new places and cultures while creating unforgettable memories through physical activity and breathtaking scenery.

Visit sounkyo

Sounkyo gorge in the east of the picturesque Daisetsuzan national park is an area of striking natural beauty with sheer walls of rock, craggy outcrops and some breathtaking views over the rest of the park.

Sounkyo is also densely forested and weather depending, is wonderfully photogenic at any time of year be it in the snow, amongst the fresh green vibrancy of spring or the kaleidoscopic array of colours here in the autumn. The cable car and chair lift towards the summit of Kurodake, which looms over the gorge, offer the best views and give you an idea of the scale and vastness of this area of Japan. It is really only from this height that one begins to understand why this is known as the 'Roof of Hokkaido'. Sounkyo also has a number of spectacular waterfalls which give rise to the tumbling rivers that run through the gorge and there are some beautiful and easy riverside walks to reach these falls.

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Best Time to Visit Sounkyo

Although the fall foliage looks best from October to early November in most areas, visitors can enjoy the scenery even in late August in Sounkyo, known to be the earliest viewing spot in Japan.

Max Temperature(ºC)
Jan
-7
Feb
-6
Mar
-1
Apr
7
May
13
Jun
17
Jul
21
Aug
22
Sep
17
Oct
11
Nov
3
Dec
-3
Rainfall (mm)
Jan
72
Feb
64
Mar
84
Apr
84
May
109
Jun
118
Jul
130
Aug
171
Sep
172
Oct
126
Nov
105
Dec
78
Month
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

JAN
-7ºC
72mm

FEB
-6ºC
64mm

MAR
-1ºC
84mm

APR
7ºC
84mm

MAY
13ºC
109mm

JUN
17ºC
118mm

JUL
21ºC
130mm

AUG
22ºC
171mm

SEP
17ºC
172mm

OCT
11ºC
126mm

NOV
3ºC
105mm

DEC
-3ºC
78mm

Suggested Itineraries

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel to Sounkyo, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to Sounkyo on a bespoke touring itinerary to Japan, do not hesitate to contact us.