Takachiho Gorge

Sightseeing information about Takachiho Gorge in Japan.


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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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5.04 months ago

Beautiful spot but we missed the boats as we got there too late. I recommend arriving before 3pm if possible. We you can walk the length of the gorge and there are maps to show you the paths.

The drive up via miyazaki route 218 is absolutely beautiful. If you start early I recommend this route.

5.04 months ago

Very beautiful gorge with short bush walk trails around the area and a chance to rent a boat and go down a stretch of the river. However, a very long trek from cities. Best to go by car or tour bus

4.04 months ago

Pretty lovely gorge with some pleasant and crafty things to do here like "noodle catch" at a particular eatery here where they slide the noodles down a bamboo shoot and you grab em up and put them in the sauce and eat. There's also boating and a nice hiking path.

5.03 months ago

A beautiful gorge with mesmerising turquoise water. Rent a blue rowing boat from the station below the car park for 30 minutes costing ¥2000. From a boat you can get up close to the waterfall and also enjoy the rock walls from a unique perspective. Views of the gorge can be seen from the road bridge. Be careful of cars. Crowds can be large on the bridge so be careful. The only car park costs ¥500 and has toilets. Combine this with visiting other local Takachiho sites to make the long drive worthwhile.

4.04 months ago

Beautiful natural scenery, nice walk through the area with plenty to take in and some rest stops along the way. Worth a visit but be warned - there will be a lot of tourist. Come on a clear day if you can to see the clear water. There are sections with a bit of climbing so not mobility device friendly.

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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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