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Takachiho Gorge

Listed under Canyons in Kyushu, Japan.

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Takachiho Gorge, located on Japan's southern island of Kyushu, is a small but ultra-picturesque canyon that is famous for its beauty. The walls consist of basalt columns, the result of slow cooling of ancient lava flows. You can walk along a trail looking down into the gorge from above, or row a boat through the gorge itself. This is a favorite among photographers in Japan.

Written by  Mike Lyvers.

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Just a wonderful place to visit. Dave Haswell

Takachiho Gorge

This really is a very beautiful spot in Kyushu....though if you are not driving it can be a little difficult to get to.But worth the effort.The gorge is spectacular and it is nice to be able to go under the waterfall in the rowboats. There are three bridges at the start of the walk that represent built at different times which are impressive.

About 8 kms out of the town - are some revered shrines Amano Iwato-Jinga Shrine - then you walk on through beautiful forest by a river to Amano Yasugawara Cave Shrine which is very different.

At night there are the Kagura dances which represent the legends of the cave shrine...and other legends.

So Takachiho has quite a bit for tourists to enjoy. The Japanese also go there in big numbers on public holidays!

This is absolutely beautiful and it's going on my top ten places to visit in Kyushu!

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