Takachiho Gorge, Takachiho-cho

Must see · Canyon · Nature / Park
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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  • 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 »
  • Takachiho gorge is quite stunning and worth a visit. We drove and park at the carpark nearest to the gorge for 500 yen per entry. There are two other carparks but slightly further away. A short walk.....  more »
  • We took an easy day from the mountain hiking. This is great nice place to spend some time. taking pictures of the family in the boat. The only downside is that it crowded and you might need long time....  more »
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  • Beautiful valley and waterfall. Boat rentals are very affordable, and there has always been nearby parking available every time I've gone. Signage in English is very sparse, so be sure to Google the historical/religious significance of it as well!
  • Such a scenic place to see. It is totally worth to visit. Rowing a boat and a bit of hiking are so much fun. We went in winter, the weather is cold but the trees are still green. We all love it.
  • Nice gorge that give the opportunity to rent a row boat and see the scenery from below. If you happen to arrive hungry there are a couple places to eat or to at least get some snacks. You can park really close so it is a short walk and easy to squeeze in if you are short for time.
  • Beautiful and scenic. Great views when walking the path above the gorge. The boats are nice, but I dont think are really worth it: you cant row very far into the gorge. Still, a great photo opportunity
  • Timing if visit is important. We wanted to catch the autumn colours but the colours were not out by mid November 2018. The scenery is otherwise quite stunning. I believe you could access this place via the main road but our GPS took us through narrow windy road.

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