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Kikuchi Valley

Address: Kikuchi, Kumamoto Prefecture
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Kikuchi
Type: Canyons, Nature & Parks
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Type: Canyons, Nature & Parks

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Osaka, Japan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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