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Takachiho Gorge Day Tour

Visit Japan’s national natural treasure

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  • Free Cancelation - 7 Days Notice
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  • 1 Day(s) Duration
  • English
  • Private Group
  • 1-9 Traveler(s)
  • Meet Up With Guide
Highlights
  • Take a walk along Takachiho Gorge and hear of the many ancient myths surrounding the stunning rock formations
  • Enjoy the convenience and ease of a small group tour and avoid long queues for boating in the gorge with an early start
  • Visit several cave locations which are connected to ancient Japanese mythology and folklore
  • Enjoy refreshing cold wheat flour noodles, soumen, served inside bamboo pipes during the summer months
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  • Hoi*** 23 Jul 2017
    Helen is great and nice

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What To Expect

Trace the paths of the gods and travel to one of the most beautiful scenic spots in Kyushu, the Takachiho Gorge. The natural wonder was formed from a natural phenomenon by the Aso volcanos when sudden cooling led to spectacular cliffs that rise between 80 to 100 meters above the river. Some of the region's most sacred and mythical locations can be found around the gorge such as Takachicho Shrine, an 1800 year old shrine home to a grove of evergreen trees which can claim an impressive 800 years. One of the best ways to view the gorge is by boat – come face to face with the 17 meter Manai Falls on your half hour paddle.

Takachiho noodles
Takachiho noodles
Takachiho Gorge tour
Experience the natural beauty of Takachiho Gorge on a nature walk and boat ride
Takachiho shrine tour
Visit several historical landmarks of the region
Takachiho noodles
Enjoy a cultural feast of noodles during the summer months
Takachiho Gorge boating
Enjoy a unique boating experience next to a 17 meter waterfall
Activity Information
Confirmation

Confirmation:

  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Inclusive Of

Inclusive Of:

  • English speaking guide
  • Transport provided all day
Not Inclusive Of

Not Inclusive Of:

  • Lunch
  • Rowing fee (JPY2000 per boat, can pay on the spot)
Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • 8:50am Higo Ozu Station meet up
  • Drive to Takachiho (90 min)
  • Takachiho Shrine & Kagura Hall
  • Walk along the Gorge
  • Boating on the Gorge (If the boating is unavailable will go to the Shirakawa Source in Minami Aso or to a Sake tasting experience depending)
  • Lunch by the Gorge (try the local speciality of Nagashi Soumen, flowing noodles in a bamboo pipe)
  • Ama No Iwato Shrine and Ama no Yasukawara Cave (both which play an integral part in the founding myths of the Gods of Japan)
  • 5:30pm drop off at Higo Ozu
Additional Information

Additional information:

  • Lunch is not included but please notify us of any dietary preferences when booking so that so we can better arrange what and where to eat
  • Child ticket: Below age 16
  • Children younger than 5 years old are free
  • Maximum Number of People: 9
  • We suggest that travelers take out their own travel accident insurance before the tri
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or an electronic voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the tour date and time specified
  • Meeting location: Higo Ozu Station
  • How to get there: Take train from Kumamoto City to Higo Ozu, which takes 30 to 40 minutes
  • Pick ups can be arranged from Kumamoto City however, there will be an extra charge (paid directly to the driver) and less sightseeing time due to the time it takes to get in and out of the city
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 7 days prior to the activity
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Reviews (30) 4.8
  • Hoi*** 23 Jul 2017
    Helen is great and nice
  • YI-CHIN* 2 Jul 2017
    Helen is an amazing guide during the whole trip. We really enjoyed it a lot.
  • TSZ*** 28 Jun 2017
    Helen provided a lot of information and stories about the places which fruitful the trip a lot. And the scene is beautiful. Helen picked up us at the station and drive us to 高千穗directly, it saved a lot of time as we can arrive the place earlier than other tourists, no need to wait for the boat trip and restaurant. I would highly recommend my friend to join this tour. P.S The trip is in English.
  • SAI*** 8 Jun 2017
    The tour guide ,helen, is very professional and friendly. detailly introduce history of shrine. We can have more time to visit, because come with private van, not public transport.
  • CHUN*** 28 Apr 2017
    We have a wounderful trip. We're so glad to enjoy the journey with Helen. Helen is an excellent guide with a responsible personality and always smile on her face. We would like to express our appreciation to her for making an unforgettable journey and highly recommended the to my friends. We wish you all the best Your faithfully Iris Lai
  • Chuntz* 18 Apr 2017
    The tour guide- Helen is so kind and tells us so much great Japanese story about the place and temple. Very very local and friendly. Thanks so much :))
  • Chang-Y* 7 Feb 2017
    Helen is very nice and professional. She arranged a wonderful schedule for us and told a lot of stories and legends that related with local culture to us. We really had a good time.
  • mei*** 3 Feb 2017
    Helen is very nice and talkative. we know about many legend, history, geography and the story which was come from Helen. Really interesting. Also we don't need to care of the transportation!
  • miriam*** 1 Nov 2016
    Amazing view! Both my family and myself enjoyed the trip very much!!
  • WING*** 13 Oct 2016
    This 1-day tour with Helen is one of the highlights of our trip in Kyushu. Helen sent us email before the trip for confirmation. After picking us up from Higo Ozu JR station, she drove us to Takashiho directly. On the way she introduced about the Japanese culture and interesting news. She is very helpful and friendly to reply any questions we raised. Upon arriving at the scenic spots, her introduction is on point and fruitful. Her presentation is very lively as well. Definitely recommending this! P.S. Helen represents the "Explore Kumamoto" website. You could visit her website to know more about her and Kumamoto.
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