Takachiho Gorge, Takachiho-cho

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Canyon
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). Use our Takachiho-cho trip itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Takachiho Gorge and other attractions in Takachiho-cho.
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  • We walked along the gorge and back. It was a rainy, but that turned out to be a bonus, as there were numerous water falls, and a huge volume of water rushing through the gorge. It is a very beautiful ...  more »
  • Local people took on the drive. I think it is quite far from the city center was so. The location of famous landscapes look good in pictures was more than adequate, but cool and the effects of negative ions in the water was healed.
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  • Place is more accessible if you are driving. Nice scenery but need some climbing up and down stairs. You need to row the boats yourself if you are renting the boats. There are some eateries at the top...  more »
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  • Stunning view! Great to walk around many activities todo here. A must!!
  • Breathtaking! Beautiful! Worth the time spent
  • Very beautiful place. Rather touristy but worth a trip.
  • Been there twice. Just amazing
  • Amazing george