Kinugawa Ryuokyo Valley Hiking

Through a beautiful valley called "Dragon King"

By Tomoko Kamishima    - 1 min read

Ryuokyo Valley is an amazing ravine between Kawaji Onsen and Kinugawa Onsen spa areas. The water color changes from white, to blue to purple, and the stream meanders like a violent dragon’s body. Because of this color and shape, it is called the "Valley of the Dragon King". The eyes of visitors will be delighted by many small falls which flow into the river, mountain sides full of fresh green, and flowers of singular shape and beauty. The course starts from Ryuokyo Station on the Noiwa Tesudo Line, connecting from the Tobu Kinugawa Line.

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Tomoko Kamishima

Tomoko Kamishima @tomoko.kamishima

Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS:  An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here.  日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。