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~One Of Japan’s Three Most Beautiful Gorges~

A gorge overlooked by strangely shaped rocks formed over millions of years by diastrophism and erosion. Adorned with cherry blossom in spring, lush greenery in summer, red leaves in autumn and snow in winter, each season offers a completely different display of nature’s beauty.

◆Strangely shaped rocks and unique natural beauty in each season

The strangely shaped rocks that tower over the gorge have been carved by aeons of erosion by wind and rain from rocks formed by volcanic activity about 13 million years ago. Offering completely different scenery in every season, the gorge is extremely popular with tourists as one of Japan’s three most beautiful gorges. The gorge is home to numerous precious animals and plants, including a cave surrounded by plants only found on Shodoshima Island and ancient trees, Japanese macaques and endangered giant snails. It is this unique wildlife and natural beauty that changes from season to season that make Kankakei truly captivating.

Ropeway, mountain trails and more

The ropeway that goes deep into the gorge offers magnificent views, and the vast panorama visible from the air is an unbeatable way to take in the spectacular scenery. Like taking a stroll in mid-air, it allows you to enjoy the unique beauty of both Kankakei and the sprawling Seto Inland Sea coast to the rear. The mountain trails are also highly recommended. They take about 1 hour to walk and give hikers the chance to get up close and personal with nature. Kankakei has two trails: The Front Side 12 Scene Trail and the Rear Side 8 Scene Trail. As you follow the trail of your choice, you can enjoy the strangely shaped rocks with names that reflect their unique characteristics. One suggestion is to put in the time and effort to hike up one of the trails and then take the ropeway down.


Address: Kankakedori, Shodoshima, Shozu District, Kagawa Prefecture
Website: http://shodoshima.or.jp/ml/archives/2200
Phone: not available



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