Takachiho Gorge

The photographer’s dream, a gorge of the National Place of Scenic Beauty.

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Takachiho Gorge is a narrow v-shaped chasm made over thousands of years by the Gokase River’s erosion of Mt. Aso’s volcanic rock.
This spectacular place is surrounded by cliffs that average 80 meters in height (reaching up to 100 meters) and extend along for 7 kilometers.
Takachiho Gorge has been designated as a National Place of Scenic Beauty.

The most spectacular sight in Takachiho Gorge is Manai Falls, which boasts a drop of 17 meters. Manai Falls has been granted the title of one of Japan’s 100 Waterfalls, and you can get right to the foot of the falls by row boat. Part of the pathway is accessible for wheelchair visitors so they can enjoy the powerful view of the falls.
Also, the Takachiho 3 bridges, visible from the pathway, are a popular subject for photographers. Though each bridge was built in a different time frame, it is said that Takachiho is the only place to see the three arch bridges at once.
In addition, Takachiho Gorge is a location mentioned in many myths and legends, making it a famous spiritual spot.


  • Spiritual spot with many myths and legends.
  • Popular site for photographers.
  • Feel the dynamic falls from the bottom by renting a boat.
  • In summer, the Manai Falls and the pathway are illuminated.
  • A part of the pathway is wheelchair accessible.


  • Takachiho Gorge

    Takachiho Gorge

  • Manai Falls

    Manai Falls

  • Takachiho 3 bridges

    Takachiho 3 bridges

  • Pathway


  • Legendary rock, Kihachi’s power stone

    Legendary rock, Kihachi’s power stone

  • Illumination



  • Chun-Hao Wang


  • 孫佳玲

    環境很優美 適合散心的好地方 充滿芬多精及人文氣息的千穗瀑布 很值得再造訪

  • Emily 華未


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Name in Japanese
Postal Code
Mitai oshioi, Takachiho-cho, Nishiusuki-gun, Miyazaki
0982-73-1213 (Takachiho-cho Tourism Association)
Boat Rentals
8:30am-5:00pm (last rentals at 4:30pm)
7 minutes by car from Takachiho Bus Center
Official Website
Official Website (English)