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Shosenkyo Gorge & Wineries

Shosenkyo Gorge & Wineries

2013 Apr 20 (Saturday) @ Kofu, Yamanashi

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This Trip Features:

* Hike / walk through beautiful gorge
* Visit stunning waterfalls, rapids along the way
* Cable car with great Mt Fuji views at the summit
* Visit to two local wineries / wine tasting
* Hot spring with amazing views over the Kofu valley

A fun day trip to a beautiful gorge and waterfall area in Yamanashi. Trip features ropeway, short hike, waterfalls, Mt Fuji views as well as a visit to two local wineries and optional hot spring to finish.

Shosenkyo is a picturesque gorge located in the Kofu region of Yamanashi prefecture. With towering cliffs & stunning waterfalls/rapids the 4km walk through the gorge is a great way to spend a spring morning. We will also be riding the nearby cable car to the summit to take in the sweeping views of Mt Fuji and surrounds.

After leaving the Shosenkyo gorge we will be visiting two local wineries in the Katsunuma area of Yamanashi. The surrounding mountains create a convenient geographical location that provides both stunning views and a cool, relatively dry climate that is far more ideal for growing grapes than other areas of Japan. The first winery has several whites, reds and sparkling varieties on offer as well as some more off-beat fruit and even green tea wines all of which are available for free tasting. The second winery features a huge cellar with over 170 wines available for tasting. Good times!

The final winery also features an excellent onsen located on a mountain with sweeping panoramic views over the valley - a great way to end the day!

Useful Links:
Last November's Shosenkyo Trip - Photos

MAX SPACES: 25 SPACES LEFT: 5

THE PLAN

2013 Apr 20 (Saturday)

7:00am Meet in Shinjuku. Get on the bus. Depart Shinjuku. Stop for a rest/snack break along the way. 10:00am ~ 13:30pm Arrive at Shosenkyo. Board the ropeway. Check out Mt Fuji from the summit. Ride the ropeway back down. Easy 4km walk/hike through the gorge. Lunch by the gorge. 13:30 ~ 17:00 Visit two local wineries, tastings and optional hot spring to finish. 17:00 ~ 19:30 Bus back to Shinjuku

PRICE INCLUDES:

Round trip private bus from Shinjuku Round trip cable-car ticket for Shosenkyo Experienced English and Japanese speaking guide Visit to two wineries with free tastings at the first winery Insurance
Total Cost : 8900 yen
MAX SPACES: 25 SPACES LEFT: 5

OPTIONS:

All you can taste (drink) & take home wine tasting cup at the 2nd winery - 1200yen (decide and pay direct on the day) Hot spring onsen at the 2nd winery - 600yen (decide and pay direct on the day)
MAX SPACES: 25 SPACES LEFT: 5
Shosenkyo Gorge & Wineries Photo