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Takachiho Gorge

 

Takachiho Gorge, the narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase River. 

The nearly sheer cliffs lining the gorge are made of slow forming volcanic basalt 
columns which resemble the scales of a dragon where the stone twisted and 

flowed as it formed. 
There are two perspectives from which to enjoy the gorge.

The first is from below which is done by rowing down the river. Rental boats

are available at the south end of the gorge, and the water is calm and 
easy to navigate. 

There are two perspectives from which to enjoy the gorge. 
The first is from below which is done by rowing down the river.

Rental boats are available at the south end of the gorge, and the water is

calm and easy to navigate.  This highly recommended route offers a

close up view of the cliffs and waterfall. 

The second perspective, from above, is done by walking 
the paved path that runs along the edge of the gorge. 
There are beautiful views all along the way and at some 
points on the trail you can look practically straight down to the river below.


 

Takachiho shrine

The trail continues for about one kilometer, eventually leading to the Takachiho shrine.
During the day the shrine’s nondescript, unpainted buildings blend in naturally

with the surrounding trees. In the evening, you can enjoy the Yokagura Dance.  

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