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Sounkyo Car Tour

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Sounkyo Car Tour

Looking for a car tour or a chauffeur to Sounkyo? Sounkyo is a valley located in the town of Kamikawa in Hokkaido. It is a part of the northern area of the Daisetsuzan National Park offering a mysterious, magical site. With waterfalls and beautiful mountain scenery, the cliff stretches for 24 kilometers with a hot spring in town in the surrounding area. The cliffs measure around 100 meters high hemming the river valley. During autumn, it is especially beautiful because of the leaves.As a reliable limo company, we focus on providing car tours and chauffeur service to Sounkyo for international travelers, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

There are many sightseeing opportunities in the Sounkyo Valley which include The Ryusei No Taki and Ginga No Taki Falls, Sounkyo Hot Spring Ice Waterfall Festival, Obako, Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake Ropeway and, etc.

The Ryusei No Taki and Ginga No Taki Falls are also known as the Galaxy and Shooting Star are twin waterfalls, also named the husband and wife waterfalls. The left waterfall is known as the wife of the pair has waters that are like star-like trails of water crashing down of 120 meters. The right waterfall is the husband, where the water thunders down from a height of 90 meters.

The Sounkyo Hot Spring Ice Waterfall Festival is a festival held between late January and late March. This festival has a lively atmosphere where ice and light collide. There are ice sculptures, giant slides, ice bars, ice shrine, and other features, and at night are illuminated making it an area with magical lights, along with fireworks.

Obako is a beautiful rock formation along the river spanning about 6 kilometers. There are volcanic rocks you can see up close. It is said to be the most beautiful place of the gorge, with features of wide, giant rock wall of columnar joins line up to resemble byobu, which are folding screens.

Located on Mount Kurodake, there is a ropeway and lift that runs from the Sounkyo Onsen to the 7th station on Kurodake at an altitude of 1,520 meters, providing easier access into the higher parts of the park. You can get a magnificent view of Mount Daisetsu-zan. In July and August, alpine plants are growing all over making it particularly beautiful.

Chauffeur/Car Service to Sounkyo

As a reliable limo and tour company, we offer private car tours and chauffeur service to Sounkyo for international travelers. Whether you are looking for a short Sounkyo car tour or a private chauffeur, you can easily find the most suitable one at an affordable price. Contact our representatives to book our Hakkaido Private Chauffeurs.

Opening Hours: Whole day
Entrance Ticket: Free (excluding hot spring)
Address: Sounkyo, Kamikawa, Hokkaido
Duration: 3 hours

Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need to purchase a ticket to visit Sounkyo Valley?
    No ticket is needed to visit Sounkyo Valley. However, if you want to take the ropeway, you need to purchase a ticket.
  • How to get to Sounkyo Valley with public transportation?
    Take the JR and get off at the Kamikawa Station. Then take a Dohoku Bus and arrive in 35 minutes.
  • What are some hotels near the Sounkyo Valley with great scenic view?
    Sounkyo Mount View Hotel,Choyo Tei Hotel,Choyo Resort Hotel.
  • When is the best time to visit Sounkyo Valley?
    The best time to visit is during Fall because the Sounkyo Valley is famous for its autumn foliage in Hokkaido. Starting in early October, you will find red maple leaves. Winter is also a great season to visit as there are impressive ice craft, ice light exhibition, and frozen waterfalls.
  • How much does the ropeway cost in Sounkyo Valley?
    There are two segments of the ropeway. In the first segment, you will be transferred in a large ropeway cabin to 5th station Kurodake. In the second segment, you will be on a chairlift, which can fit 2 people, to the 7th station (1500m). You will need to climb by foot if you want to hike higher. The ropeway segments can be purchased together or separately.
  • Is the Sounkyo Valley Frozen Waterfall worth visiting?
    The Frozen Waterfall opens 10:00-22:00 with an admission ticket at 300 Yen/person. You can get a drink with the ticket. Night time firework show stars at 20:30PM. It could be very cold at night so bring enough clothes to keep warm!
  • If I want to hike to the top of the mountain, what are some advices?
    There are two trails in the Sounkyo Valley, and one of them is to the Kurodake. There are three sections of the trails. In the first section, you will take ropeway to the 5th station. Round trip ticket cost 1850 yens and takes about 7 minute for a one way trip. You may stay around 20-30minutes to check out the scenery. Afterward, hop on a chairlift to the 7th station. Round trip ticket cost 600 yens and takes about 15 minute for a one way trip. You will see a observatory station once arrived. It will take another 90 minutes to climb all the way to the top of the mountain.
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