Special places of scenic beauty
Sandankyo Gorge, Japan’s most beautiful gorge and designated as a national special place of scenic beauty, is a large 13 km-long gorge stretching along the Shiwagi River, a branch of the Ota River.
It contains a number of breathtaking scenic sights that include waterfalls, deep pools and huge boulders. This collection of sights comprising pristine streams and virgin forests can only be described as a work of art created by mother nature herself. Japan has only five gorges, valleys and ravines that have been specified as a national special scenic beauty, and Sandankyo is regarded as one of Japan’s most spectacular gorges. In Sandankyo, you can get on The ferryboat at the point of Kurofuchi and Sarutobi, so highly clear stream can be seen nearby.※The ferryboat service period is from the end of April to the end of November about both ferryboats, and also the service is stopped in the rainy season and on some bad weather's days.
- Phone： +81-(0)826-28-1800
- Parking：Available ( 300 cars, large-size bus is available )
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100 selections of Japanese terraced paddy fields
Terraced paddy fields are rice fields that have been made on the sides of hills. Ini Tanada was only terraced paddy field from Hiroshima Prefecture to be selected as one of “100 selections of Japanese terraced paddy fields” by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on July 26, 1999. Events, such as old-fashioned rice planting, are held regularly at these rice fields, which provide an opportunity to hand down the old traditional methods of farming to the younger generation. The Ini Tanada rice field is characterized by the way the water used for irrigating the field is extracted. As water is drawn to the rice fields directly from mountain valleys via a waterway, only clean natural water is used to grow rice. Rice grown in such optimum condition is named Ini Tanada-mai and is very popular for its great taste. Also, Ini Tanada, where original Japanese scenery is preserved, attracts a lot of photographers every year as the best photo spots.( Rice fields were created by cultivating mountains and piling excavated stones on top of each other.The oldest stonewall in Ini is estimated to have been built about 500 years ago (late Muromachi Period).Number of terraced rice paddies: 324 )
- Phone： +81-(0)826-28-1800
- Parking：Available ( a few cars, large-size bus is not available )
Zip-line @Mt. Osorakan
You can have a great experience in Osorakan to do the exciting activity ZIPLINE that is now wide spreading around the world.
Sliding down along wire rope and a pulley in the forest using with climbing technique and tools, it is a very refreshing activity also is an eco-logic activity that you can feels being like a Tarzan. When we usually walk in the forest, we look up from the ground and feel the nature of the forest, but when you do the Zipline, you can feel forest, sky, surface of the earth and nature with the bird’s eye view to glide down between the trees. Let's jump out for the aerial ecotourism that you have never experienced before.
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The Osorakan Snow Park is the southernmost ski resort in Japan that can operate without artificial snow and competes in scale with the great snow resorts of Niigata and Nagano Prefectures.
The slopes, which are covered with 100% pure, natural snow (2.5 km long ski field with an elevation of 500 meters), are largely divided into four sections and appropriate for all skiers/snowboarders, from beginners to advanced.Page TOP
Riding airboat pulling by the snowmobile, it is a spectacular attraction that you can feel the full of power of Wide G.
All your family members including small children can enjoy here not doing ski or snowboarding.Page TOP
It is a snow body board, totally a new type of activity that you get in the airboard (inflatable sledge, made by rubber and blows it up with air) sledding slopes freely with face down.
There is as edge on the backside, to learn the operation of a turn and a stop, you can easily have fun with it to sliding down the snow mountain.>> morePage TOP
Snow trekking on Mt Osorakan
The easy way to have fun on a snow covered mountain
Participants trek on the pure white snow in snowshoes which make it easy to walk on the snow. Looking for animal footprints in the snow and soft particles of ice which create shapes called snow monsters is one of the attractions that snow trekking on Mt Osorakan provides. Trekkers can enjoy the unique sensation of touching fluffy powder snow among many other weird and wonderful experiences which are unique to the snowy region and which can never be experienced in one’s daily life.Page TOP
Snowball fighting, making ice-cream and diving into fresh snow
Playing in the snow
Various kinds of fun activities in the snow are on offer which can be enjoyed by everyone, from little kids to big adults. Snowball fighting, making snowmen, sledding, diving into fresh fluffy snow, making ice cream using the cold snow ― you can enjoy all these fun activities with your families and friends. You will never forget these wonderful experiences which are unique to the snowy region.Page TOP
An “igloo” is a simple dome-shaped house made of snow, which the Inuit people of northwestern Canada build for hunting. They are kept warm inside, stable and strong, and can be used to shelter in even in severe cold. In the Osorakan Snow Park, renowned as an igloo building mecca, “the 3rd World Igloo Building Championships in Hiroshima” were held in February 2015 with 38 teams (of 6 nationalities) participating. You can have fun experiencing
building igloos with the help of expert instructors. Why don’t you take this opportunity to have fun building igloos and perhaps become a world champion!
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