Taishaku Valley

Taishaku Valley, Shobara: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Taishaku Valley Reviews: 4/5

Taishaku Valley
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Syafiq Faliq Alfan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia35 contributions
A place to go to for a nature walk
Aug 2018 • Family
Taishaku valley is located in the countryside. What is great is that the place is not crowded and great spot if you are going for a solo trip and wanted to have a good walk inside the valley. With clear water and option to rent a bike for 500¥, you can come here again and again to get yourself a very refreshing experience with nature. Totally recommended if you are a person who likes to go and have a walk with nature.
Written August 11, 2018
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iamface
East Sussex, UK1,337 contributions
large lake and took the boat tour at here
Sep 2016 • Friends
large lake and took the boat tour at here. although yet to have best season but worth to take boat tour at here. quite relaxing and beautiful view on it
Written November 2, 2016
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satominmin
Kagoshima, Japan6 contributions
Want to come back for Autumn!
Sep 2016 • Friends
We went there at first , we did hiking trail to see Onbashi, It was huge , wow ! impressed me lots. the way is flat, so easy to walk up to Onbashi. Unfortunately, we have not walked all of hiking trail,It would be nice to go back in Autumn,coz i saw so many maple tree.
In the Autumn 、would be better to take a cruiser in Jinryuko lake (神竜湖).
Written October 6, 2016
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tabigasuki08
Iwakuni, Japan782 contributions
Gorgeous scenery!
Jul 2015
Beautiful area for hiking! I went for the first time a couple of weeks ago and I cannot wait to go back in the fall!
I got a little turned around and lost so I wasted some time driving around, but the view was nice so I didn't mind so much. I started from the end that has the bridges first since that was the side I found first. The red bridges are gorgeous and it was very scenic.
I finally found my way to the main entrance and found my way to the natural stone bridge I had read about. Wow. It is even more spectacular in person! The hike to the bridge was just beautiful. Everything was so green! I kept stopping to take pictures.
There's also a cave on the hike to the bridge that I recommend stopping at. It was 250yen to get into it, but well worth the money.

There are also campgrounds and rental cabins all around Taishakukyo and some restaurants.
I can't wait to go back in the fall!
Written July 28, 2015
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DanL917
Tokyo, Japan445 contributions
Always a pleasure to find something . . .
Jul 2013 • Solo
. . . missing in Tripadvisor, so I'm back. Need to bring attention to what are called 'Mother Farms' in Japan. These are basically parks out in the country with farm animals in them, which usually include a petting area, a field where kids can dig for potatoes or something, and a barbecue restaurant where you can buy a big platter of meat and veggies and grill them. The gift shop will sell dairy and farm products like cheese and sausages. Some, like the one near Ikaho Onsen, will offer stuff like a sheepdog show and even a small modern art museum. Do not visit these places during Golden Week, as they will be packed!

There is one near the Qyukamura Taishakukyo hotel/ryokan, as it's along the same road to get there. I cannot find any English material on the web or even on this site (now that's a mean feat!). So I don't know the name of the farm. What I like about this place is it looks like Hokkaido and is surrounded by rolling hillsides. There is a restaurant at the top of the hill with a great view, and you can buy pieces of beefsteak cut into cubes and grilled with garlic and pepper - really delicious, with a meaty flavor. A trail way at the back takes you to some sort of sculpture I recall. Really a wonderful Mother Farm and if you are in the area, definitely stay at the Qyukamura hotel (best buffet I've seen in Japan) and stop by this farm. Yes, the area is very remote, around 3 hrs by bus from Hiroshima or Okayama, so rental car cross country is what I did to find the spot. Of course the major attraction is Taishakukyo Gorge nearby, but this Mother Farm is just the icing on the cake.
Written June 17, 2014
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DanL917
Tokyo, Japan445 contributions
Enjoyed this experience
Sep 2012 • Solo
If you combine a stay at Taishakukyo Kyukamura (ryokan/hotel) and visit the gorge. The gorge can be seen from two locations at each end, which I did because I had a rental car and lots of time. At the northern end, you can hike/bike in a bit and see the largest natural arch bridge in Japan. I believe it is one of the three largest in the world. There is also a small cave attraction, and a meandering river. There are bike rentals at the restaurant at the entrance. I might add the soba is excellent at this restaurant. The area is known for their own special soba and it was one of the best I've eaten in Japan.

The south end of the gorge has several scenic vine bridges and a walking trail. From here you can take boat tours. However I visited off season and it did not seem the boats were running, maybe because I only saw a few tourists there except myself. I think in Oct/Nov with the koyo the views must be impressive. At the river at this end the water was very still and looked like stagnant water.

There are fancy ryokans at the south end of the gorge but I stayed at one of the Kyukamura branches located nearby. This is a chain of ryokan/hotels throughout Japan which feature fabulous buffet meals. The one at Taishakukyo Kyukamura sets the standard. Absolutely fantastic selection of dishes and the food was excellent. Cost of stay is very reasonable, usually 10,000-12,000 yen per night including dinner and breakfast, both of which are buffet. For dinner, I recall roast beef, grilled beefsteak, fried oysters (remarkably crisp and excellent considering you are in central Honshu far from the coast), a tempura bar with all the shrimp tempura you can eat, and various sashimi and sushi. I believe the menu even included clams steamed in wine and a snail-like shellfish which I've seen at fishmarkets. Of course there are soba, udon, curry, and many other appetizers and dishes. Vast dessert menu also. The Kyukamuras are usually located on a mountain top with a terrific view of the ocean or surroundings. There are several of them in Japan and just do a Google search for their website.
Written August 2, 2013
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