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Shiratani Unsuikyo Ravine
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Maps of main bus stops


2 hr. return journey (allow an additional 1 to 2 hours break)


approx. 5.0 km

●Fund contribution

Mountain-climbing notification is not required.300 yen to the Forest Environmental Enhancement Promotion Fund.

Maps of main bus stops

□ Easy hiking

Beginners can also enjoy hiking in this relatively flat area. Some areas may be slippery after rain, and hiking shoes are recommended.

□ A magical world of verdant mosses

A clear day reveals Shiratani Unsuikyo Ravine at its best with sunlight on the rocks and mosses, creating a sublime scene of fantastical beauty.

□ Shiratani Unsuikyo Ravine guides

Hire a guide to enjoy the most out of Shiratani Unsuikyo Ravine. A deeper understanding of the place will allow you to better appreciate the views with all your senses.

Bus routes


Maintenance efforts are taken to preserve the natural status of the forest. Walkers are therefore requested to take the utmost care with regard to their own safety. Watch your head and step to avoid slip and fall accidents.