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Takachiho Gorge, Takachiho-cho

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Towering walls of basalt accented by several waterfalls awe visitors at Takachiho Gorge, a chasm formed by the waters of the Gokase River. At more than 120,000 years old, the gorge winds its way through the dense forests carpeting the surrounding landscape. You can make use of the 1 km (0.6 mi) paved walking trail that tracks the edge of the canyon, offering views down to the river below and passing several historic shrines along the way. Alternatively, rent a rowboat to explore from atop the water. Enclosed by imposing cliffs that reach as high as 100 m (328 ft) in places, you'll pass by streaming cascades like the Manai Waterfall, which drops from a height of 17 m (56 ft). With our online itinerary creator, Takachiho-cho attractions like Takachiho Gorge can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Spectacular!! This is not far from Aso. Must go here when visiting kyushu. Boat rental has to be booked in advance via online to make sure FB: กินเที่ยวไม่ซ้ำ จำที่ไม่ได้ Wongnai: กินเที่ยวไม่ซ้ำ....  more
    Spectacular!! This is not far from Aso. Must go here when visiting kyushu. Boat rental has to be booked in advance via online to make sure FB: กินเที่ยวไม่ซ้ำ จำที่ไม่ได้ Wongnai: กินเที่ยวไม่ซ้ำ....  more »
  • Upstream from this place there is a wonderful pack rafting site. Now Mt.Fukushima in Takachiho town is planning to make package for tourist. 
    Upstream from this place there is a wonderful pack rafting site. Now Mt.Fukushima in Takachiho town is planning to make package for tourist.  more »
  • Whether you walk down from your hotel or drive ..... leave time to wander, sit and soak in the beauty if the place. Get to the gorge early so as to avoid the line for the row boats. Rentals start... 
    Whether you walk down from your hotel or drive ..... leave time to wander, sit and soak in the beauty if the place. Get to the gorge early so as to avoid the line for the row boats. Rentals start...  more »
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  • The place is so beautiful and peaceful. You can rent a boat for ¥3,000 for half an hour but there is no one to row you so you have to row alone. You can walk through the canyon for almost its entire length. It has a restaurant and also delicious mango and orange ice cream. To walk around the whole park and have lunch will take you about four hours doing everything calmly. Important is a place worth going to if you are close by, it is not worth traveling far just to go to the canyon.
  • Came here by car, which seems like the best way to get here as the bus times are very limited. Parking is ¥500 for the day. If you don’t book tickets in advance for the boat there will be a 2 to 2.5 hour wait depending on how busy it is. It costs ¥3,000 for a boat and the an extra for ¥1,000 for each person you add on. There are very few shops nearby so bring plenty of water and snacks. Definitely worth a visit, just come prepared!
  • Very far from any near stations. You will definitely have to take a 2 to 3 hour bus ride to get here, but the scenery is so beautiful. Not much to do in the near by village either so you are stuck for about a whole day. Driving there would probably be best
  • Beautiful gorge! A great place to enjoy nature at its best. I would recommend making reservations beforehand for the boat ride, or else you would have to wait for at least 1-2 hours.
  • perhaps the most popular place to visit in kyushu. if you have your own car it is maybe worth the visit, however with public transport from kumamoto I would advice against it. it is very expensive to get there (20€ one way), approximately 3 hours by bus. the area around the gorge itself is small, when we were there almost the entire pedestrian path was closed due to damage by extreme weather, so walking area was maximum of 5 minutes. you can rent a boat as well (make sure to reserve in advance if you want to do this), for 30 minutes you pay around 30€ and you are non stop bumping into other boats.

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