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Takachiho Gorge

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Address: Mitai, Nishiusuki-gun, Takachiho-cho 882-1101, Miyazaki Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 982731213
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Not quite what we had expected

The leaves hadn’t turned colors yet or had turned long ago, the colors were muted if there was color at all, the gorge smaller than anticipated - this wasn’t what we hoped... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Vermont
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407 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The leaves hadn’t turned colors yet or had turned long ago, the colors were muted if there was color at all, the gorge smaller than anticipated - this wasn’t what we hoped for. The gorge was small in scope and size. We were able to walk the whole thing in about a half an hour and this with stopping for... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Picturesque. Worth the long drive. Take your time to walk around the gorge and if you're up for it, you can climb up a whole bunch of steps to reach the shrine. Otherwise, you can drive up to the shrine. The boat ride is very fun, with many ducks to feed and lovely scenery all around. Lovely place indeed.

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Kobe, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit, walk along + boat ride, the gorge is really splendid with a nice waterfall and some ducks to feed if you're with kids, don't forget to buy the duck food for 100 yen before getting on the rowing boat. Probably very crowded in summer but quite nice on a winter morning !

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Perhaps I was expecting more after reading all the rave reviews. I was surprised that no one mentioned how small the gorge actually is, after spending 20-30 minutes to reach the gorge, the actual scenic gorge area was covered in less than 10 minutes. Still, it was a scenic and enjoyable walk. Perhaps for those who have to go really... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

타카치호 협곡의 화산활동으로 인산 기이한 모양의 바위들이나 계곡이 굉장히 인상깊고 아름다웠어요. 타카치호 협곡은 구경하려면 걸으셔야되는데 도시에서 멀기 때문에 공기도 맑으면서 풍경도 좋아서 시간을 들여서 천천히 구경하면서 사진을 찍는 재미가 있습니다. 버스 시간 때문에 기다리는 사람들이 많았던 보트는 못 탔지만ㅜㅡ 계속 아래에서 특이한 벽모양을 가까이에서 볼 수 있고 나중에 다시 가서는 꼭 타고 싶네요. 위치가 조금 애매해서 렌트카가 아니면 가는 버스가... More 

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Clamart, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I saw pictures of Takachiho Gorge online and really wanted to go while in Japan, but it seemed really hard to get there by public transportation (there used to be a train station, but it isn't in function today, I just found out about a bus from Kumamoto, a 4-hour ride only twice a day...). So I booked a day... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Visiting the Gorge was the reason why we stopped over at Takachiho. It wasn't as large as we have imagined but nonetheless beautiful. Rowing the boat amongst the ducks was very pleasant. We were lucky to have autumn leaves still dangling despite being in Dec.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

A boat ride is the best way to appreciate the Takachiho Gorge. Other than the 17-meter Manai Falls, riding with the ducks is very memorable. Do buy the bread and bring it on board, the ducks will follow you while your boat is riding. During my ride, one of them had even jumped onto our boat to ask us for... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Had high expectations of the scenery from the pictures I saw online. I guess you could drop by if you're on the way. You can spend about 20mins to 40mins here. Per entry parking fees required (mapcode : 330 742 759).

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wakefield uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

By walking the gorge did find it a little difficult to know where we were as no signs in English. Met a Dutch couple who were still having the same problems. There is a shuttle bus to the gorge, Not even a red dot for you are here.did have a map which had some English translations but still quite difficult... More 

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