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Takachiho Gorge

Mitai, Takachiho-cho, Nishiusuki-gun, Miyazaki Prefecture 882-1101, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Takachiho Gorge – nice little hike along trail with many steps to negotiate along the Gokase River. This gorge was formed from the erosion of the Mount Aso plateau. We had lunch at a nice restaurant at the end of the trail. Challenged walkers were put on minibuses to meet the group. The entire group rode the minibuses back up... More

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We arrived at Takachiho by public bus and walked all the way to the gorge in mid-late Dec. Tip: on arriving at the bus centre, cross the street to the Visitor Centre and get a map. The Visitor Centre is not very obvious from the bus centre - look slightly to your left and across the road. Then ask for... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The V- shaped gorge was formed by volcanic erosion from Mt Aso. We drove 3+ hours from Miyazaki city to Takachiho town. The car park closest to the gorge was full when we reached there by noon, so we parked further away and walked through the 600m promenade which had good scenery along the way. We had an extended boat... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Beautiful gorge. Visited in the late afternoon as it's not that crowded. You have to row the boat yourself if you intend to go on boat ride. We had some problem with that but luckily there wasn't much boats around. Beware... you may get wet, watch out for falling water...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

The reason for our trip to Takachiho - a visit to the magnificent gorge. We left our car at the shrine and made our way by foot to/from the gorge. At the shrine (facing the main temple) on the right, there is a footpath that meanders all the way to the gorge. It is pretty steep at certain parts so... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I took a bus from Kumamoto to Takachiho... the problem is.. after u get off the bus there is no bus to the waterfalls.... the taxi cost 1.000 ienes but if u have a navigator u should walk all the way there (20mins) because its down hill... there is also a nice temple in the middle of the way.... and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

A walk from the road above is only about 15 minutes and you will find this beautiful gorge right in front of your eyes. No roaring water but it is so serene that you can spend hours watching and meditating. Go there in late morning so that you can see the water falling down to the gorge in beautiful sunlight.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We parked our car in the parking lot near the Takachiho Bridge, and followed the trail that led us to the gorge which took about 15 minutes. It started off with over 200 steps downhill so we were worried that we would have to walk back uphill at the end. After we got to the bottom, it was rather easy... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

My father and I went on a long weekend tour to Kyuushu a couple of years ago and the day we went to Takachiho Gorge remains one of the most memorable--and beautiful--days in Japan. We stayed at a local Ryokan and in the morning we hired a local taxi driver to take us around to the sights and first stop... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

It's a natural physical feature created by volcanic activities million of years ago! The power of nature at its most dramatic - water falling down steep cliff that looks like folded curtain rising from the river. It can be seen from above on the bridge that span across the gorge or up close while rowing along the river down the... More

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