Nishizawa Valley

Travel Information


Nishizawa Valley (西沢渓谷, nishizawakeikoku) is the valley of Fuefuki River(笛吹川) located in north Yamanashi. It is a part of Chichibu-Tama-Kai National park(秩父多摩甲斐国立公園). There are many mountains around the valley, and the valley itself has great hiking course, takes about 4 hours), with the beautiful waterfalls including Nanatsugama-Godan Falls which is one of the 100 best waterfalls in Japan. Green leaves are very beautiful after the season of cherry blossom, and also the autumn leaves are excellent.

Tourist Info.
There are many fee parking around the entrance of hiking course. Their you can get a maps of the hiking courses. The sidewalk of the river is well constructed, so even it is hard river, you can enjoy walking without any heavy duty tracing stuff.

0. at Yamanashi shi Station.
1. use Shiei bus to Nishizawa keikoku

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Map around Nishizawa Valley

Detailed Travel Guide

Nishizawa Valley

Nishizawa Valley is one of 100 unexplored regions which has beautiful nature you can enjoy. On the hiking courses there are eight beautiful waterfalls including Nanatsugama Godan Falls, 100 best waterfalls. It is about 4 hours of hiking course, 9km. In the beginning, you enjoy river and waterfalls, and half to the end will be easy mountain hiking. Restrooms are located at the entrance and middle resting point. Leaves and flowers are beautiful for all seasons, and rocks of the river is very unique. From the turning spot, the hiking course is placed on the old trolley rail. So, it is very slow and easy.
The water of the river come from Mt.Kobushigatake (甲武信ヶ岳), and run in to Fuji river.

Okubo Falls
Sanju Falls
Uodome Falls
Ryujin Falls
Koiito Falls
Teisen Falls
Nanatsugama Godan Falls
Fudo Falls

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