Does the perfect place really does exist? Do the most mesmerizing waterfalls exist? Well Takachiho Gorge (高千穂峡) in the lush Miyazaki Prefecture of Kyushu will make you want to put all your travel plans on hold, and book a ticket to straight to Japan! Click on the gallery link above and decide for yourself!
Nestled in a steep gorge forged from an eruption of Mt. Aso volcano, Manai Falls (the actual name for the waterfall) are the most captivating cascades you will see in Japan!
The walk through the gorge is no less than breathtaking! Innumerous photo spots allow you to capture the most picturesque photos of the gorge that resembles a dragon snaking its way through lush green foliage. The photos should do enough to convince you!
The low-down (in case you wanna go):
- Do yourself a favour a drive! It’s approx.. 1.5hrs from Kumamoto Airport, and 3.5hrs from Fukuoka airport.
- The gorge is located outside the twon center which is a 30min walk. Tourist buses are infrequent and there are no buses on regular weekdays.
- Boat rides are the best way to see the gorge, but you can only row within an approx. 200m area. Boats cost ¥2000 for 30 minutes with a max of 3 people per boat. If you want to experience the falls in a boat GO EARLY! Boat rental hours are 8.30am-4.30pm and you can expect to wait anywhere up to 4 hours if you don’t go early.
This waterfall is a definite for any bucket list! Pin it now, plan later!