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Kikuchi Valley

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Address: Kikuchi, Kumamoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 968270210
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Healing place

The sound of river/falls and the contrast of nature color healed me. The Kikuchi Valley is not so far from Kumamoto Airport. So, I recommend, if you felt stressed for something... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2016
norikof717
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Hong Kong, China
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43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Not at the right season, water level too low for waterfall. Carpark 200 yen Entrance fee 100 yen. Hope I can come either winter or autumn ( for red leaves ) maybe , next time

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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

The sound of river/falls and the contrast of nature color healed me. The Kikuchi Valley is not so far from Kumamoto Airport. So, I recommend, if you felt stressed for something, please go there...

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Thank norikof717
Singapore, Singapore
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58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

There's ample paid parking spaces with fees of 300Yen per car. The carpark is approximately 150m from the entrance of Kikuchi Valley. Before you arrived at the entrance, you will find vendors selling roasted chestnut, grilled corns etc. Was shocked to know an entrance fee of 100Yen per pax is required for valley/river watching but it is worth it. You... More 

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Thank gnowkeenz
Beppu, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

The valley is indeed beautiful, there are plenty of spots to view the waterfall. Water is nearly transparent and has a stunning blue color. There are two courses to go, one takes 30 mins and the other takes 1 hour. It's a bit chill up there so it's advisable to bring a light coat. Beautiful as it is, getting there... More 

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Beppu, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

The valley is indeed beautiful, there are plenty of spots to view the waterfall. Water is nearly transparent and has a stunning blue color. There are two courses to go, one takes 30 mins and the other takes 1 hour. It's a bit chill up there so it's advisable to bring a light coat. Beautiful as it is, getting there... More 

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Thank Kang401
Kumamoto, Japan
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12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 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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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Mahdi B
Mungyeong, South Korea
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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