Takachiho Gorge, Takachiho-cho

Must see · Canyon · Nature / Park
Towering walls of basalt accented by several waterfalls awe visitors at Takachiho Gorge, a chasm formed by the waters of the Gokase River. At more than 120,000 years old, the gorge winds its way through the dense forests carpeting the surrounding landscape. You can make use of the 1 km (0.6 mi) paved walking trail that tracks the edge of the canyon, offering views down to the river below and passing several historic shrines along the way. Alternatively, rent a rowboat to explore from atop the water. Enclosed by imposing cliffs that reach as high as 100 m (328 ft) in places, you'll pass by streaming cascades like the Manai Waterfall, which drops from a height of 17 m (56 ft). With our online itinerary creator, Takachiho-cho attractions like Takachiho Gorge can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Whether you walk down from your hotel or drive ..... leave time to wander, sit and soak in the beauty if the place. Get to the gorge early so as to avoid the line for the row boats. Rentals start...  more »
  • Takachiho gorge is quite stunning and worth a visit. We drove and park at the carpark nearest to the gorge for 500 yen per entry. There are two other carparks but slightly further away. A short walk.....  more »
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  • Beautiful valley and waterfall. Boat rentals are very affordable, and there has always been nearby parking available every time I've gone. Signage in English is very sparse, so be sure to Google the historical/religious significance of it as well!
  • Such a scenic place to see. It is totally worth to visit. Rowing a boat and a bit of hiking are so much fun. We went in winter, the weather is cold but the trees are still green. We all love it.

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Religious Site
Takachiho Shrine
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Scenic Walking Area
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Nature in Takachiho-cho

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Historic Sites in Takachiho-cho

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Historic Site
Kushifuru Shrine
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Rail Tour
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