Tenninkyo gorge region is famous for waterfall and hot spring resort in Japan national park, Taisetsuzan. The waterfall named Hagoromo-no-taki was selected in the best 100 waterfall of Japan. This region is located in Higashikawa-cho.
The route to Tenninkyo gorge is very simple. You can just go on Hokkaido prefecture route 213. The Hokkaido prefectural route 213 is connected to the Japan National route 237.
When you come to Tenninkyo gorge, you should walk to Hagoromo-no-taki waterfall. I takes 15-20 min to walk easily. The way is maintained and flat.
But, you should check the bear information. Don’t go into there if you get bear alert and early morning.
You can see some other picture in portfolio of landscape. The waterfall has over the 200 m hight. In this spot, we can see the 4 or 5 steps of waterfall. But, if you come to Takimi-dai, you can see whole waterfall (it can be 7 steps).
This waterfall and hot spring was known by the fact that Ainu people guided to Mr. Matsumoto, who had managed hotel in Meiji era (around 100-150 years ago).
If you come to Northern part or Eastern part of of Hokkaido, there are many building, cultural guidance center of Ainu people.
Ainu is an ancient people in Hokkaido islands. Currently, Ainu culture is used as a political bullet, but you should know the history and culture of them and I agree with the protection of them.