Nishizawa Valley and Its Most Picturesque Waterfalls

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Nishizawa Valley (西沢渓谷) is a valley in Yamanashi Prefecture located in Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park (秩父多摩甲斐国立公園). If it is on your itinerary, prepare yourself for a feast of natural art! Once you step into this valley, we promise that you will be immediately captivated by its mysterious charm (^_-)-☆.

The canyon is surrounded by an old-growth forest, decorated with worn, eroded granite. The beauty of this view, together with a number of dazzling waterfalls sprinkled throughout the journey, serves to amaze and rejuvenate any tired visitor hiking the valley.

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Shōsenkyō Gorge and Its Scenery Second Only to Mt. Fuji

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Anyone who has the slightest knowledge of Japan knows the mighty Mt. Fuji. But do you know which landscape closely follows?

The scenery at Shōsenkyō Gorge (昇仙峡) in Yamanashi prefecture will blow your mind off just as much as Mt. Fuji. It is a lot less packed, and you can get some of the best grape wines in Japan from one of the shops (=゚ω゚)ノ.

If you love fruits, you won’t regret visiting the area. Because you will easily find the best grapes, peaches, and Asian pears from the supermarket in Kōfu City (甲府市), where the Gorge is located!

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