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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  • Please take your time and enjoy nature. It's beautiful. I'm bringing my folks again this February 2018. Parking is available at Y500/car. Map code: 330 742 759 . There's some small tourist shop, small...  more »
  • On the boat, do not of admire the beauty of the falls and Gorge from below. Hand feed ducks from a boat, boat after the hand feed Koi in a pond near the hatchet, enjoyed on the plan. I could take a cold day in January, was on Sunday the boat with no delays.
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  • Clean and look at images such as POW fret a much different feel, and actually go and see at many places and I feel that here you will can POW fret views also was beautiful. It was especially during this season. Dumplings, dumpling shop in the parking lot near the walnut miso was delicious.
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  • A breathtaking place for nature lovers. Very green during summertime. It took us about 1 and a half hour by car from Miyazaki City. Unfortunately, we were not able to use the boat due to high tide, so make sure not to go there 2-3 days after a normal rain. About 10minutes ride away from the gorge we rode a train cart where it took us to scenic view of the mountain top, payment was ¥1,500 per head. It was nice, i bet would have been better on autumn. Lots of beautiful columnar rocks. Then there was this eat all you can restaurant about 20minutes ride away. It was so delicious. Excellent experience for me. The best place I visited so far in Miyazaki.
  • Beautiful gorge. We visited in Fall when it's even prettier because of the fall colors. Park at the parking lot and take your time walking through the gorge. There are also several small paths that lead from the main walking path. The rock formations are fascinating. Allit a couple of hours to walk through. There are often tour bus loads of tourists walking through.
  • Beautiful place. Got into the rowing boat and trying to row and not get wet by the cascading waters of the waterfall. Nice autumn colours as well.
  • Beautiful gorge in amazing mountains. Mostly popular with Japanese, very few international tourists. Nice hikes nearby.
  • Definitely a beautiful place to visit. We missed out on the boats as it shut at 3pm so be wary of this. We also got given English maps to help navigate around the place as there's alot of little places to see.

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Where to stay in Takachiho-cho

Where the mountain roads all convene at Honmachi, the main accommodations of Takachiho-cho can be found. As with other important locations in Japanese mythology and spirituality, Takachiho-cho possesses a good mix of simple guesthouses for pilgrims and backpackers, as well as some upmarket options, including luxury hotels and traditional guesthouses with limited numbers of rooms and quintessentially Japanese decorations throughout. Follow each of the main roads out of town, and you'll find similar options in more isolated locations.
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