Sounkyo Gorge: From Shimmering Waters to Explosions of Autumn Color – HOKKAIDO LOVE!

The 24-kilometer Sounkyo Gorge is lined with dramatic visual reminders of the volcanic activity that forged Hokkaido’s landscape, from the stark columns of rock created by the intense heat following eruptions, to the steep drops of the spectacular Ryusei and Ginga waterfalls. This area is particularly beautiful in the Fall when the leaves are set ablaze with color, reminding us of the volcanic eruptions that created the landscape.

Sounkyo Gorge