Kawamatagawa Valley

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The Kawamatagawa Valley is one of the most popular nature spots in Yamanashi Prefecture. Named for the Kawamatagawa River that runs through it, the valley is filled with trees and is home to attractions such as the famous Doryu Falls and the Higashizawa Bridge. The river carries fresh water from the Yatsugatake Mountains, which mark the border between Yamanashi Prefecture and Nagano Prefecture, south to the city of Hokuto. The valley is a beautiful example of the natural harmony on display throughout the Hokuto area.

Maple, beech, and fir trees line the valley, turning shades of red, orange, and yellow in autumn. Kawamatagawa Valley is well known for its autumn leaves and the Higashizawa Bridge at the northern end of the trail is a particularly popular viewing spot. The roughly 90-meter-long bright red arch bridge spans the valley from a height of about 49 meters. There is an observation platform just past the east end of the bridge for enjoying sweeping views of the bridge itself and the valley below.


Venue Address

Oizumicho Nishiide, Hokuto-shi

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