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). Use our Takachiho-cho trip itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Takachiho Gorge and other attractions in Takachiho-cho.
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  • August 16, 2017
    We have boat was cancelled because of rain the day before, but promenade walks alone enough to enjoy the landscape. It was a truly breathtaking views. Are 3 parking is the parking at the bottom and immediately see the waterfall. Yuuho anyway, if walking from the free parking if I think to walk, so not getting on the boat, I think.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We recommend parking your shioi starting point for exploring the. And after 5 p.m. parking is free and the tourists fewer with a jerk. Valley is smaller than I thought, relaxing walk around small one time around. Sinto Takachiho bridge and God sinto Takachiho bridge is a bridge in the sky the Valley two tough in walking, so let's move by car walking back and forth. However, here is a "tourist" even good or bad sense. Excessive expectations may be sickening emptiness.
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  • August 14, 2017
    I went to Takachiho Gorge. It took less than two hours by car from Kumamoto airport. Enjoyed the walk, but unfortunately the Board was cancelled
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  • July 12, 2017
    Beautiful place! Quite far but we'll worth it on a sunny day. No drone flying allowed anymore :( A must see :)
  • May 4, 2017
    Spectacular gorge with a nice path to follow. Pity about the boats - a tourist trap that creates a din in an otherwise beautiful and peaceful place of nature.
  • May 8, 2017
    I recommend renting a boat and enjoying the view from below.
  • January 4, 2017
    Stunning view! Great to walk around many activities todo here. A must!!
  • January 7, 2017
    Breathtaking! Beautiful! Worth the time spent

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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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