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Takachiho Gorge

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Address: Mitai, Nishiusuki-gun, Takachiho-cho 882-1101, Miyazaki Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 982731213
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It's breathtaking Despite the crowd during our visit we felt calm and enjoyed the views and the sounds of nature. The kids and friends enjoyed the drive and it seems magical... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's breathtaking Despite the crowd during our visit we felt calm and enjoyed the views and the sounds of nature. The kids and friends enjoyed the drive and it seems magical once we arrived. Refreshments are aplenty and the souvenir shop retails lovely unique local merchandise for the food addicts

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Hakone-machi, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bad time to visit. It wasn't raining in the area but the rains from the upper mountains caused a lot of landslide closing some major roads/routes to get there. With the rain from the mountains, it has caused a high tide at the gorge where the locals closed down the boat operation. Nevertheless, we took a lot of pictures from... More 

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Nilai, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, it's indeed a long journey from Miyazaki (self-drive). Take about two an half hour to reach Takachiho Gorge (approx 137km). Me and my family never expect much of the waterfall as we seen the picture beforehand. BUT BUT....... until when we start to take a boat ride and row ourself, it is an AWESOME scenery altogether! We spent half... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking forward to walking the gorge and also perhaps the takachiho olle trail, but the trail was closed due to heavy rain. Will definitely have to make the trip back in drier climate.

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Casterton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

not sure how anyone could say this is underwhelming, it is spectacular. have seen some wonderful gorges in northern and Western Australia and this was just as good. it had some light rain and first and then heavy but was till beautiful. due to the rain we were unable to take the boats out but the walk was still lovely.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gorge was pretty overall, and waters were very clear. It was a pretty quiet, scenic walk too, until the tour buses came all at one go. Funny how the footpaths seemed to shrink after that. Nevertheless, worth a visit.

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Nantes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Good fun and nice walk. Picturesque but not really impressive. Watching people row up and down the gorge is part of the interest. The waterfall is quite a small one. Interesting to have lunch on the open terace of the small restaurant overlooking the gorge across from the boat landing.

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Seremban District, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Natural and beautiful but too bad it was raining when we were there. If not it will be better and needs to walk a bit.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Beautiful nature hike to the shrine. Lots of water and nice setting for taking picture along the way.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We drove from Kurokawa Onsen to Takachiho Gorge, which took about 1.5 hours, but was worth the effort. The gorge and the waterfalls are beautiful and rowing the boat through the gorge is a must do. Although it was busy we didn't need to wait too long, and once away from the crowds we had a lovely time taking photos... More 

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