Take a tranquil hike packed with geological wonders
The Sounkyo area is known for remarkable geological formations known as columnar jointing. This phenomenon occurs after volcanic activity when molten lava cools at different rates, fracturing as it solidifies into geometric columns that fit together like cells in a honeycomb when viewed from above. This nature walk begins at the hot spring town of Sounkyo Onsen and takes you through a verdant forest to see towering columnar joint cliffs and the striking Momiji Falls. Enjoy the murmur of the river and birdsong as you walk along this tranquil trail.
|Available||Mid-July to mid-October|
|Cost||Adults (age 12 and over): 3,000 yen, children (ages 6 to 11): 1,500 yen|
|Phone||(+81) 01658-7-7080 (Japanese)|