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Naruko Gorge 鳴子峡

Naruko Gorge Naruko Gorge
Naruko Gorge Naruko Gorge

Photo credit: Osaki City

The seasonal allure of Naruko Gorge

Search for the best view of the colored leaves from below in the valley, on the bridge, or the observation platform.

How to Get There

The gorge is located in the middle of Nakayamadaira Onsen and Naruko Onsen stations, a 30-minute walk from Nakayamadaira Onsen station and a 60-minute walk from Naruko Onsen station.

A seasonal bus operates between Naruko Onsen and Nakayamadaira Onsen stations, though it can be crowded during the autumn season, so plan accordingly.

Mountains on fire

Journey to the gorge from mid-October to early November and witness brilliant oranges, golden yellows, and crimson reds of the mountainside. Start off at the Narukokyo Resthouse and make your way to the adjacent viewing platform to see Ofukazawa Bridge.

Photo credit: Osaki City

Walk along the trails

The Naruko Gorge Walking Trail is along the floor of the gorge, and you can view the rushing river and the steep rocky walls as you walk it. And from the observation deck at the beginning of the trail, you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains.

Photo credit: Osaki City

The latest information may differ, so please check the official website.

* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.

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