Moss Canyon (Koke-no-Domon)

Travel Guide - Moss Canyon (Koke-no-Domon)

Information

Koke-no-Domon is one of the popular sightseeing spots around Lake Shikotsu-ko.
The 10 meters high, 420 meters long canyon was formed by the lava erupted from Mt.
Tarumae and eroded over tens of thousands years.
The volcanic rocks on both sides of the canyon are now covered with 30 kinds of moss.
The beautiful canyon, which looks as if covered with a green velvet, is cold even in the middle of summer.

Opening Hours

  • 9:00 - 16:00 (June - October)

Closed

  • November - May

Access / Public Transport

  • 40 minutes from JR Chitose Station by the bus bound for Shikotsu-ko. Get off at Shikotsu-ko Bus stop, then transfer to a taxi (20-minutes taxi ride from Lake Shikotsu).
  • 42 minutes from JR Chitose Station by Chitose Niseko Line Bus. Get off at Koke-no-domon Bus stop. (Chitose Niseko Line Bus runs only twice a day from July to August. Please check the timetable in advance.)

Address / Location

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Tweets

Mobids Plants @mobidsplants - 2021-09-11
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mom where’s my juul @__smaash - 2021-09-08
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Ruby's Inn @rubysinn - 2021-09-05
Have you ever hiked the Mossy Cave trail? The trail offers a wonderful view of the canyon and ends at an alcove cov… https://t.co/Sd8faME7ld
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Deseret News @DeseretNews - 2021-08-27
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Stacey Evans @C0LDE - 2021-08-25
@King_Canyon @SportsinaVan @Jhuse0509 @fantasyfocus I walked away with Saquon, Kareem, Javonte, Moss, Sermon, then… https://t.co/zy8TNC47g9
Lincoln Schatz @lincolnschatz - 2021-08-22
Moss and lichen grow on the surface of a rock face in Zion Canyon, Utah. The interplay of rich color and texture, b… https://t.co/SkIRyMrzNh
Sammy Lawrence @SammyBytes - 2021-08-21
'In the past 10 days, huge masses of krill, a small, shrimp-like crustacean & the favorite food of blue whales, arr… https://t.co/ytqySGZ0F1
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Yellowstone National ParkPark Dispatches @YellDispatches - 2021-07-25
Dispatch 79975: Rumors of a big moss patch at Canyon Village
SwimmingIsTheBestSport @Bradybeerboy - 2021-07-14
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Humminbird....#resist @DebraPa123 - 2021-07-11
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Krista Leemhuis @moss_demon - 2021-07-09
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Yellowstone National ParkPark Dispatches @YellDispatches - 2021-07-08
Dispatch 99720: Sighting of an arcane moss patch at Canyon Village
Coastside Democrats @CoastDemocrats - 2021-07-04
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Krista Langlois @cestmoiLanglois - 2021-06-30
I’m currently experiencing the juxtaposition of plush green moss watered by rain and a canyon wren singing and it is sublime
jax👑✨the cringe king @crownjevvel - 2021-06-29
currently im in deepnest bc i was trying to find fog canyon from the fungal wastes and ended up finding the moss pr… https://t.co/wCRSpQbbVU
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Canyon Lake Football @CLTXFB - 2021-06-23
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Yellowstone National ParkPark Dispatches @YellDispatches - 2021-06-21
Dispatch 06333: Loud moss patch observed at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
STRT @go_STRT - 2021-06-16
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Boominathan M @BoominathanM - 2021-06-13
Moss hunt at #Hickory_canyon #Missouri. I guess this moss is Polytrichum sp. https://t.co/0bnsFOHj5V
Colonel Drake @rbl1973 - 2021-06-11
Glen Canyon Dam (L), arch bridge (R). Water seeping out between bedding planes on canyon wall, note moss above the… https://t.co/UHT2mZR57w
Robert Lambrou😷🌹🤗 @RobertLambrou - 2021-06-08
@katalin_pota Good morning! I found these yesterday at the bottom of the Salmon River Canyon (River of No Return).… https://t.co/j7lsOZrjo0
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