Sandan Gorge (三段峡)

The Sandankyo is a canyon on the Shibaki River in Akiota Town. Visitors can spend an entire day hiking, enjoying boat rides, and admiring the overall natural scenery, especially in autumn. In 2015, it was awarded three stars in the French Blue Guide, along with Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima.

(Kurobuchi Ferry)
Operation period: Mid April- late November.
※ Operates almost everyday during this period.
(Ferry Fee)
High School students and above – round trip/¥500 – one way trip/¥300
Junior High School students and below – round trip/¥400 – one way trip/¥200
Preschoolers – Free

(Sarutobi Ferry)
Operation period: Late April – Late November
※ Operates only on weekends and public holidays. However during Golden Week, mid August, and between late October – late November, it operates almost every day.
(Ferry Fee)
Junior High School student and above – round trip/¥500
Elementary School student and below (includes Preschoolers) round trip/¥300
※If you wish to use your student discount, please present your passport or school ID at reception before entering.

At Sandankyo, one of the most beautiful natural spots in Hiroshima, there are five different walking courses that vary in time from five minutes each way to five hours for a round trip. The most popular course is the Kurobuchi course, which takes 50 minutes one way and allows you to walk around the spectacular view of the Sandankyo in half a day. The Kurobuchi is a ferry crossing between cliffs, and at the Wolf Rock, the sound of the mountain stream resonating against the rocks sounds like the cry of a wolf.


Shiwagi, Akiota Town, Yamagata Province, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN
Connects to "General Incorporated Association Regional Trading Company AKIOTA"
Kurobuchi Ferry: 9:00 - 16:00
Sarutobi Ferry: 10:00 - 15:00
The Sandankyo ferries may be
suspended depending on weather
and flooding conditions. Before
entering the gorge, please check
the boat operation information on
the signboard located under the
gorge map posted outside the