Taishaku Gorge is a canyon that straddles Shobara City and Jinsekikogen Town from north to south. The gorge is about 18 kilometers long and is divided into several areas, including the Kamitaishakukyo area and the Lake Shinryu area. In addition to strolling through the canyon while taking in the natural beauty of Taishaku Gorge, there are many activities available for enjoying nature, such as cruising on a sightseeing boat or kayaking, making it one of the most popular spots for tourists from Japan and abroad.
(Taishaku Gorge Boat)
[Operation Period] Late March – Early December (heated kotatsu boats Early December – Early January)
Adult – ¥1,500 (¥2,000 for kotatsu boats)
Elementary School student – ¥750 (¥1,000 for kotatsu boats)
Below Elementary age – Free
※If you are a student, please
present your passport or
school ID at reception before
Moment of Joy
The charm of Taishaku Gorge is that you can feel the history of the earth over 4.6 billion years. In particular, the bridge named “Onbashi” is a huge natural limestone bridge that was formed over a long period of time by the erosion of limestone caves and mountain streams, and has been called “God’s Bridge” since ancient times. In addition, the Taishaku River has eroded a 300-million-year-old stratum to create the Breakwater River, which is one of the world’s rarest natural wonders.