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Kikuchi Valley

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Address: Kikuchi, Kumamoto Prefecture

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All the beauty of Yakushima without the expense of travelling there

As a previous resident of Yakushima, I was stunned at how reminiscent Kikuchi Gorge is to the rivers and primevil forests you see there. So if you don't have the time or budget to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Kumamoto, Japan
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Kumamoto, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

As a previous resident of Yakushima, I was stunned at how reminiscent Kikuchi Gorge is to the rivers and primevil forests you see there. So if you don't have the time or budget to visit Yakushima then put Kikuchi Valley onto your itinerary. The setting is a photographer's paradise, I went very early morning and the place was literally crawling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stayed one night in Kikuchi in April for its onsen and visited Kikuchi Valley next morning on our way to Mt. Aso. It was so beautiful and tranquil that my wife and I spent an entire morning to stroll over all its trails. We visited Tokyo, Kyoto, Takachiho, Kumamoto, and spent 3 days in Yakushima island, and Kikuchi Valley... More 

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Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Went there on January when the snow covered the whole pass. It was tranquil but slippery!! The falls are magnificent and the scenery is perfect. Recommend to take 2 kilometer hike route. You sure need a car since the public transportation is scarce.

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Mungyeong, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Kikuchi Keikoku (Ravine) is a beautiful location tucked in the mountains of Kumamoto. Located a bit of a ways outside of the small town of Kikuchi the ravine is a popular destination for locals and others in the summer. The ice cold water cools the air a few degrees and can make Kumamoto's unbearably hot summers a bit more tolerable.... More 

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Haleiwa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

So clear and pure you can drink it.. but freezing cold even in the summer.. You can only stay 1min in the water without hurting. A few foreigners have been jumping by the water fall and hiding underneath. One of those jewels of Japan.

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Address: Kikuchi, Kumamoto Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Kumamoto Prefecture  >  Kikuchi

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