Takachiho Gorge •
Takachiho Gorge is an incredible place that has been carved out of rock by the one and only mother nature!
A beautiful nature reserve in Japan, Takachiho Gorge is a narrow chasm cut through a rock by the Gokase River.
The sheer like cliffs line the gorge and they are made of slow forming volcanic basalt columns.
Also along the gorge is a 17 meter high Minainotaki Waterfall which gushes down the river below it.
Takachiho Gorge is a beautiful scene to witness indeed with a waterfall by the dense green backdrop and grey cliffs that surround the area. View the stunning gorge from two different points.
You can head on down and rent a boat for the day. These boats are only unavailable when the water levels are high. They offer easy navigation in the calm and plain sailing water. Enjoy close up views of the magnificent cliffs and waterfalls!
You can first check it out from below using a rowing boat and graciously move down the river.
As if that wasn't impressive enough, you can view the gorge form above. Walk through the paved path which runs along the edge.
This perspective also offers magnificent views and also leads to the Takachiho Shrine, which is an interesting attraction.
Once you get to the southern end of the gorge, there are other activities to engage in. You can visit the freshwater aquarium, the stockfish pond, hit up some of the restaurants in the area and visit the souvenir shops.
Enjoy Takachiho Gorge in the summer months and be in for a visual treat!