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Cliffs with column like joints and one of the famous waterfalls of Japan

Tennin-Kyo

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Best season:Summer(June-Aug)Autumn(Sept.-Nov.)

Tennin-Kyo

About Tennin-Kyo

Tennin-Kyo is a valley in the northwest part of Daisetsuzan National Perk which contains cliffs that resemble columns due to erosion of the earth. There are hot springs nearby and it is not quite as large as Soun-kyo but there is a hot springs district none the less. Nearby there is the highest peak in Hokkaido, Asahidake, which stands at an altitude of 2291m, and there is a ropeway in place in which you can go up to the 1600m point on the mountain.

Nearby to the spa town is a 270m waterfall Hagoromonotaki which is one of Japan’s most famous waterfalls and is sometimes called the "Niagara of the East". There is a walking path from the spa town so you can easily see these falls.

In the town of Higashikawa in Tenninkyo the townspeople live off of the underwater springs from the Taisetsu mountain range and the town is known as a town rich in water. The water is rich in calcium and magnesium and many people bring it back as souvenirs in plastic bottles.

The Asahidake Ropeway is about 30 minutes by car from Tennin-Kyo and it is crowded in September with many people who are interested in seeing the autumn leaves. Located on the 1600m point is the Sugatamieki where there is a trail in place where you can enjoy looking at alpine plants and leaves. Due to the high altitude it remains snowy until mid-July so please prepare in advance if you come to hike. The rates for the ropeway are 2900 roundtrip for adults (June-October) and children for 1450 yen (same time period). 

Access

The nearest airport is the Asahikawa airport. You can take a bus from the airport or from the JR Asahikawa Station. The time required from Asahikawa is about 1 hour. By taxi, it will take about 50min from Asahikawa Airport and run you about 8500 yen in charges.

Information of Tennin-Kyo

Spot name Tennin-Kyo
Address Tenninkyōonsen Matsuyamaonsen, Higashikawa-chō, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaidō
TEL 0166-82-3761
FAX 0166-82-4764
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