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Takachiho Gorge

Mitai, Takachiho-cho, Nishiusuki-gun, Miyazaki Prefecture 882-1101, Japan
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Gardens
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Kyoto, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The beautiful place !!! Green parking lot has restaurants shops for souvenirs Very worthwhile despite the distance I unfortunately could not go on boat days before it had rained a lot so I went I live far from Miyazaki So when you go to Takachino George looks like this weather forecast Enjoy

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Three things to do before you head to Takachiho Gorge: - Check the weather forecast (clear weather is what you are looking for) - Arrange to get there early (we drove) - When you get there, and if you decide to row the boat (well worth the experience), book the boat first, then have a wander around Takachiho Gorge (Takachiho... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It is a tourist attraction with many tourists even on a weekday. Parking available at 400 yen per day. Do come early . We reached around 10am and it was almost full. Ask for a map , English available from the car park attendant. Row the boat for max 3 people for 2000 yen . It wasn't easy at first... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I visited Takachiho Gorge by rental car from Kumamoto city. It takes two hours to get there from Kumamoto. I highly recommend renting a car as you will have very limited time if taking public transport and it is not much more expensive, especially if you can spit costs with other people. I visited the gorge on a day when... More

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Honolulu
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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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Singapore
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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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