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Takachiho Gorge

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Address: Mitai, Nishiusuki-gun, Takachiho-cho 882-1101, Miyazaki Prefecture
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Nice scenery in miniature canyon

Hiring a boat for 30 minutes is fun, but rest assured, you have more than enough time to row the entire gorge and back. Scenery is beautiful though. The walk was closed (end... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Gouda, The Netherlands
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Gouda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hiring a boat for 30 minutes is fun, but rest assured, you have more than enough time to row the entire gorge and back. Scenery is beautiful though. The walk was closed (end December) which was a pity. Overall a good place to go for a few hours. Based on the amount of docked rowing boats, it might get crowded... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

We drove down, it was a rainy day but fun trip. The place is beautiful, we walked around and took pictures with the pretty scenery. We rode on the boats at the bottom of the gorge, $20 for 30 mins.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Was driving from Beppu (2.5 hour away) to Kagoshima (a further 3.5 hours) and dropped by TG as a pit stop for lunch and visit. We chose this over Mount Aso (which we have not been) but it was certainly worth the while. It is a small touristy little place which one can walk across in about an hour. I... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

It was a nice place, not too many people during winter. Rowing the boat was fun. There was also a few restaurants around. Overall a nice place for a half-day trip.

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

It cost 2000 yen to boat for 30 mins, but can get most spectacular pictures of valley with columnar rock and 17 meter Manai falls. Roaming to the Gorge need 20 min from Takachiho bus station and electric assisted bicycle is not necessary and too hard. The way to Takachiho gorge also can approach the Takachiho shrine with Takachiho kagura... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

This is miniature compared to Grand Canyon but the surrounding is relatively scenic. Enjoy a walk nearby. If you don't drive, you may study how to come here. Free entrance but only a few picture spot. Major attraction in Kyushu.

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1 Thank ChungkaiSin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

宮崎 高千穂峡 高千穂峡 でお食事 郷土料理冷や汁 パワースポットでも、有名! 車がないと難しいですね。 高千穂峡神話、神が住むところ だそうです ツアーバスもありそうです Kyushu Miyazaki Takachiho Gorge power spot Recommended for summer be a tourist bus Miyazaki local cuisine chilled juice

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

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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