Photo Tour of Japan | Ginga Waterfall

Feb 12 | Evan | No Comments |

Continuing with our exploration and photography tour in the Sounkyo Onsen area, we stopped by Ginga no taki or Ginga Waterfall.  There is actually a second waterfall next to this one but we found Ginga no taki to be easier seen and more photogenic.  You can view the waterfall from the parking lot area, or walk closer to the stream or even hike up the mountain for an elevated view.  There are two observation decks on the opposite side of the waterfall and it is certainly an easier hike in the fall than the summer!   Again, like other places in Hokkaido and the Daisetsuzan National Park area, there is always the potential for bears and other wildlife.


The parking lot area doesn’t close, so you visit Ginga Waterfall as early as you want, but as you can see, sun/shadows can be a little tricky here.  The surrounding area is also very nice during the fall season.   There is also a small gift shop that sells souvenirs, local food and drinks.  Of course standard Japanese vending machines are here as well.

More from this photo tour of Japan is coming soon!  Here is the list of the places we visited and photographed in Japan.

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