Thanks for a wonderful year!

While this may be a little early, we wish to thank everyone for their support during the past year.
This year, the Sounkyo Visitor Center welcomed a great many visitors and its courses and website attracted scores of people. For this, we thank you all.
All of us on the staff look forward to making the center even more user-friendly in the year to come.
We will also step up our efforts to help visitors experience the magnificence of nature in every way possible.
A snowstorm has been blowing since early this morning.
And the weather forecast predicts nothing but snow for the coming week.
Sounkyo is finally approaching the yearly average in terms of accumulated snow depth, and now we are hoping for milder weather in the coming season.
We very much look forward to seeing you again next year. We warmly await your return!
And, most importantly, we you wish a happy and prosperous New Year.
*In ordinary years, the center is closed from December 31 to January 5 for the end-of-year/New Year holidays. However, because the center is closed on Mondays during the winter, it will be closed for a slightly longer period this year, from December 30 to January 6. We apologize for the inconvenience to all who hoped to visit the center during this time.
Photo: Sounkyo Gorge in a blizzard Dec. 29