Great gorges and wide-open spaces
The area is located within the Nishi-Chugoku Sanchi Quasi-National Park and is home to lush forests and wonderful hiking trails. Popular destinations include the beautiful Sandankyo Gorge, Mt. Osorakan (the highest mountain in the prefecture), Mt. Shinnyu with its sweeping views of the park, and the Yawata Wetlands where wildflowers bloom in each of the four seasons.
You can hike and camp between spring and fall, and ski and snowboard in winter on Mt. Osorakan
Sandankyo Gorge (16 km in length) is a designated Place of Scenic Beauty and is one of Japan's most beautiful gorges
How to Get There
The best way to get to Gehoku from Hiroshima City is by car. Gehoku is between 60 and 90 minutes by car from downtown Hiroshima and Hiroshima Airport. The closest highway interchange is the Togouchi IC on the Chugoku Expressway. You can access the beautiful Sandankyo Gorge by public transport.
Outdoor activities year-round
Mt. Osorakan, the highest mountain in Hiroshima Prefecture, is a great destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can enjoy hiking and camping from spring though autumn, and activities such as zip-lining and fishing for both adults and children. In autumn, the autumn leaves are bright and colorful. In winter, you can enjoy skiing and powder snow. A free shuttle bus runs from the Togouchi IC to the ski slopes, so there is no need to worry about driving in the snow.
Sandankyo Gorge, which goes through the mountains northwest of Hiroshima City, offers some breathtaking waterfalls and crevasses. If you love clambering over rocks through greenery, this is your spot. You can also ride one of two sighseeing boats through the gorge for tranquil views from the water. Sandankyo is accessible on public transport from Hiroshima City .
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