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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. 


Exploring Takachiho Gorge

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. 





 Location of Takachiho




 General information  



Mitai-oshioi, Takachiho-cho, Nishi-Usuki-gun, Miyazaki-prefecture


100 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto IC

130 minutes by a vehicle from Oita IC

130 minutes by a vehicle from Miyazaki


Featured tours

Miyazaki-prefecture  & Kumamoto-prefecture  

・ Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour

Aso and Takachiho / Dynamic nature 2 days tour    

 Takachiho one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days tour

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour




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