Takachiho Gorge in Miyazaki

I would like to share our trip to Takachiho gorge in Miyazaki Prefecture this time.


Takachiho Gorge in Miyazaki

Takachiho Town is in Northern Miyazaki, about 2-hour drive from Miyazaki City, considered one of Miyazaki’s most popular sightseeing spots. It is said this is made by volcanic ash and rocks from Mt. Aso that erupted long ago.

Takachiho Gorge in Miyazaki

Aside from Takachoho gorge there seems to be bunch of places to visit.


Boat Ride

There are rental boats available until 16:00 but they are limited. You would have to come in very early (no reservation accepted) especially during the holidays. The day we visited, it was already full for the rest of the day! (the last person would have to wait for 3-4 hours still!). Well, we still could take nice photos without being on a boat!

Takachiho Gorge in Miyazaki


View from above

You could spot the boats from above (bridge). Even just watching the river brings me some breeze. Oh but be aware that many cars and buses pass by.

Takachiho Gorge in Miyazaki

A bit crowded.


Clean Water and Stores

We would have a seat and grab something to eat beside the pond. I was amazed how the water is clear like a mirror! Look at this!

Takachiho Gorge in Miyazaki

Reminds me of the terminator turning into liquid…


Trail Along the River

Oh hey, there’s a trail. It may take 30 minutes one way. We would try but sudden squall hit us, so we’d have to give in and return. Perhaps another time…

Takachiho Gorge in Miyazaki

Surroundings look so cool.

Takachiho Gorge in Miyazaki

The picture on the official website may have been taken at this spot!



NameTakachiho George (高千穂峡)
AccessMukoyama, Takachiho, Nishiusuki District, Miyazaki
Business Hours

Admission free

Rental boat: 2000 yen for 30 min (300 yen/10 min for extension)

*Parking costs 500 yen/day




How do you find it? It is a nice place for getting the chill in summer. Please swing by if you get a chance.

See you around!

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1 Response

  1. ᐃᓄᒃ says:

    Quite a spectacular spot! But what if I decided to try a mass belly-flop in the middle of the water? The beauty of the land makes me ponder such koans.

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