AreaNorthern Miyagi

Naruko Gorge Autumn Colors

鳴子峡 | Naruko Gorge

Enjoy a breathtaking flood of colors from inside a rocky gorge

Photo by Xander McGrouther

Photo by Xander McGrouther

Photo by Xander McGrouther

Photo by Tzu-Hsuan Wang

  • Naruko Gorge is one of the most renowned autumn color destinations in Miyagi, with colors typically peaking mid-October through early November. A bouquet of color envelops the hillsides of the winding gorge. Unfortunately, due to damage caused by the 2011 earthquake, the full length of the gorge walking trail is no longer open. Visitors can still enjoy the iconic view of the bridge and gorge from the rest house and walk a shortened section of the gorge walking trail though. After appreciating the scenery, head to one of the nearby communities such as Naruko Onsen, Higashi-Naruko, or Onikobe to enjoy their distinctive onsen hot springs.

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ADDRESS

Hoshinuma 13-5 Narukoonsen, Ōsaki-shi, Miyagi-ken 989-6832

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

From Nakayamadaira-Onsen Station (Rikuu East Line):
・A 25-minute walk
・About 2 kilometers by rental cycle
・5 minutes by bus (fall color season only). At Nakayamadaira-Onsen Station (中山平温泉駅), board a Koyo Go (紅葉号) bus bound for Naruko-Onsen Station (鳴子温泉駅). Alight at Naruko-kyo Nakayamadairaguchi (鳴子峡中山平口) bus stop. See timetable here (English).

From Naruko-Onsen Station (Rikuu East Line): 13 minutes by bus (fall color season only). At Naruko-Onsen Station (鳴子温泉駅), board a Koyo-Go (紅葉号) bus bound for Nakayamadaira Onsen Station (中山平温泉駅), alight at Naruko-kyo Nakayamadairaguchi (鳴子峡中山平口) bus stop. Timetable here (English).

ADMISSION

Free

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

No

HOURS

Observation deck: Always open
Walking trail: 10:00–15:00

CLOSED DAYS

The walking trail inside the gorge is closed late November–late April.

PHONE

0229-83-3441

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