Takachiho Gorge

Sightseeing information about Takachiho Gorge in Japan.

Takachiho Gorge4.8

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Words can't describe the overwhelming beauty of this gorge. Two volcanic eruptions of Mount Aso around 100,000 years ago covered this area with lava, which later on formed a chasm in the columnar joint process, and was gradually eroded by the river, now known as the Gokase River. The waters are transparent, and your heart will be awash with the beauty of soaring cliffs, rapids carving out rocks, and spring waters trickling here and there.

The most popular is the spot where you can view a waterfall (Manai Waterfall) at the narrowest area of the gorge. Put on a life jacket, and get onboard a small two-man boat to paddle down for half an hour. There are always crowds of people, but once you are out in the water, noises are drowned out and sounds of splash and water birds touch your heart. Looking down at the ravine from above is also fascinating, with illumination lit up until 10pm in the summer.

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Airport/Sta.Kagoshima Airport (about 114.3km) Google Transit

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5.02 months ago

It is definitely one of the my top favourite lake kind of thing my life. The natural view is very scenic, and the boat rowing is a good adventure too. Highly recommend to all visitors to row their boat and try the bamboo shoot noodle in the noodle shop closed by. Also recommend to do s small hike from the gorge to the temple which only takes around twenty minutes. Must be good weather to go there. Do not recommend when it's rainy.

5.03 weeks ago

Of everything I have seen in Japan this is my number one spot, and also one of my most favorites of the world. It's sooo beautiful and breathtaking you have to see it with your own eyes. The water is so pure blue compared to what you generally will see in Japan, and the water was this blue on a cloudy rainy day when I went. You can also take a romantic boat ride with your loved one.

Takachiho Gorge is only 30 minutes walking from the station and it's worth it, even through the way is kinda annoying, the scenery along the way makes it worth it, trust me.

And the village it self is also something, it's between the mountains nature everywhere, so peaceful and calm. You will really enjoy it here

4.0a month ago

The place looks much better in pics, it feel a bit small in real. We tried the boat and think not really worth it where everybody trying to nevigate n learn to balance the boat.Also too many boats at one time in the canal and we were there on a weekday considered off peak season. Better to take the foot trail and save the time for other attractions. You need at least 1.5-2 hrs to ride the boat due to the waiting time.

5.02 weeks ago

Awesome waterfall, if you're in Kyushu you really should visit this if you have the time and chance. Unfortunately when I was their it was a bit late so I didn't get the chance to use the boat to look up from the water up the waterfall. But I've been told it is quite beautiful looking up from directly below.

4.0in the last week

I was there on a rainy day and it's gives a mystic feel to the gorge.

It's a beautiful place and highly recommend to rent a boat to experience the gorge. (but the trip is very short....200m, maybe)

The downside here is no many choice for food if you are stopping by here for lunch.

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Since I lived in Kyushu, I know this spot well.In Miyazaki Pref., there are many tourist spots, such as Aoshima Island, Ebino Heights. Moreover, you can enjoy Japanese local cuisine, such as yakitori, Chinese noodles, and Shochu which i...

Since I lived in Kyushu, I know this spot well.In Miyazaki Pref., there are many tourist spots, such as Aoshima Island, Ebino Heights.
Moreover, you can enjoy Japanese local cuisine, such as yakitori, Chinese noodles, and Shochu which is Japanese spirit distilled from sweet potatoes, rice. Please visit here.

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