31 TAISHAKUKYO

2015.7.13

Fall Tour of the Shinryu-ko (Dragon Lake) covered in maple leaves

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See the Taishaku Gorge from a cruising boat

The valley and the lake at the Taishaku Gorge are said to be about 300 million years old. This popular natural tourist destination was born by erosion of the karst tableland of limestone from the raised ocean floor by the Taishaku River. The 18km long canyon features several places of rare scenic beauty. This treasure-trove of natural science has much to teach you about rare geological features, flora and fauna. The autumn leaves at Taishaku Gorge are at their best from late October to beginning of November. Enjoying them from a cruising boat on the lake is particularly beautiful. The 15km tunnel of bright autumn leaves along the lake is another way to enjoy a stroll in the gorge.

Taishaku Gorge cruising boat: About 7 minutes by car from Kyukamura TAISHAKUKYO
Business hours: October & November?daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; departing every 30 minutes
Fee: Adults 1,200 yen & children 800 yen

Kyukamura TAISHAKUKYO
http://www.qkamura.or.jp/en/taishaku/

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秋の神龍湖もみじ狩り 帝釈峡 遊覧船の旅

「渓谷と湖」の帝釈峡は、約3億年の昔、海底の石灰岩が隆起したカルスト台地を帝釈川が浸食して出来た大自然の観光地です。18kmに及ぶ峡谷は奇勝がつづき、珍しい地質や動植物の生態が観察され、自然科学の宝庫と言われています。帝釈峡の紅葉は10月下旬から11月の上旬が見ごろで、湖上の遊覧船から眺める紅葉は特に美しく、また、湖畔沿いには15kmの紅葉樹のトンネルがあり、渓谷散策を楽しむことができます。
帝釈峡遊覧船 休暇村より車で約7分

営業期間:10月、11月の毎日 9:00~16:30 30分間隔で運航
料金:大人1,200円  小人800円