For a limited time, book your 2020, 2021 & 2022 group tour packages with no deposit required!!!

AJT Logo

Kyushu | Miyazaki | Takachiho

Takachiho Gorge

SHARE
View
Saved
Tours
View
Saved
Tours
Reserve
Tours
Search
Tours

Takachiho Gorge

Many refer to Takachiho Gorge as both a hidden gem of Japan, as well as one of the natural wonders located at Miyazaki Prefecture Japan. The V shaped gorge was formed by rapid cooling of volcanic basalt columns due to the eruption of Mount Aso over 120,000 years ago. Flaky stones by the side of the cliff along with twists and turns resemble the scales and form of a dragon. Rental boats are available to provide visitors a view from below as you row down the Gokase River cutting through the Takachiho Gorge. This route offers a close encounter with the 17 meter high Minainotaki Waterfall with ducks swimming alongside the calm waters. Hiking routes are also available for a view from above with the path leading to the Takachiho Shrine, which is famous for the special dance featured every night known as the Yokagura. The performance consists of 33 episodes of plays reacts the stories from Shinto mythology. Masked dancers with traditional clothing and instruments are used during each dance, a form of performance art which has been passed down for generations. The most famous would be the silly dance performed by The Goddess Amenouzume in order to lure out Amaterasu from hiding in Japanese Shinto mythology. During summer time, the gorge is illuminated with flashing lights until late into the night. Other attractions include fishing ponds, an aquarium and souvenir shops which are popular among local families and foreign visitors.



Attraction Included Tours

×

Japan Deluxe Tours

Visit the must see sites of Japan with group sizes ranging from 12 to 35 people.

These tours are great for first time visitors to Japan looking for comfortable accommodation with all entrance fees and most meals included. Our Japan Deluxe Tours are accomodated with professional tour guides, fluent in both Japanese and English, to ensure an educational and valuable visit. Air-conditoned, private coaches are also included, so you can enjoy a comfortable and hassle-free time in Japan. Our tours range from 7 to 21 days, to various regions of Japan.

Deluxe-Plus Small Group Tours

Experience the culture of Japan at a slower pace with groups of 10 to 18 people.
(Smaller group departure available)

These tours combine enrichment, enjoyment, and education with time to truly absorb and appreciate your surroundings. Our Deluxe-Plus small group tours are created to cater to those who are interested in having a deeper understanding of Japan's culture. You will have the opportunity to participate in culturally rich activities and visit destinations only locals may know. Experience luxurious hotels and travel at a leisurely pace when you book a Deluxe-Plus small group tour.

Ultra-Deluxe Small Group Tours

Tour Japan with the finest accommodations and experiences in groups of 2 to 6 people.

Enjoy more than just sightseeing. These tours will allow you to eat in small local restaurants, visit hidden gems, stay at hotels with limited occupancy, take part in activities available only to small groups, and enjoy more interaction with your tour guides. Ultra-Deluxe small group tours are the ultimate way to visit Japan with hand-picked, top hotels and ryokans (traditional inns) to relax in. Select from a unique range of luxurious cultural experiences that are limited to smaller groups, which is why the maximum group size is 6 guests.

Japan Walking Tours

Travel Japan more flexibly in groups of 10 to 16 people using public transportation.

These tours allow you to enjoy Japanese culture firsthand in the intimacy of a small group. The maximum group size is 12 guests, which enables you to travel by public transportation, such as by train, subway, taxi, ferry or local bus. Walking the streets and taking the local trains will allow you to interact more with the locals and appreciate what everyday life in Japan is like. Each city will feature an expert local guide who will be able to share in-depth information on the featured attractions and sites, and provide assistance or recommendations if needed prior to your free time.

1 2 3 4 >> see all
Charms of Southern Japan Tour Spring: 2021 - 5/17

Group Tour | Luxury        

Charms of Southern Japan Tour Spring: 2021 - 5/17
11 reviews

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $2998.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Takamatsu / Shimanami Kaido / Hiroshima / Kitsuki / Beppu / Takachiho / Nagasaki
Discover the culture, national parks, countrysides, gardens and "must see" sights of Southern Japan
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Mon. May 17, 2021 Mon. May 24, 2021 US $2998.00 Osaka Fukuoka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Tue. May 17, 2022 Tue. May 24, 2022 US $2998.00 Osaka Fukuoka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Japan In Depth with Japanese Alps (Reverse): 
Takayama Spring Festival & Cherry Blossoms 2021 - 4/5

Group Tour | Luxury        

Japan In Depth with Japanese Alps (Reverse): Takayama Spring Festival & Cherry Blossoms 2021 - 4/5
26 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5298.00

Saga / Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Explore Japan's three main islands and experience one of Japan's most beautiful festivals: the Takayama Sanno Spring Festival.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Mon. Apr 5, 2021 Sun. Apr 18, 2021 US $5298.00 Fukuoka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Tue. Apr 5, 2022 Mon. Apr 18, 2022 US $5298.00 Fukuoka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Japan In Depth with Japanese Alps (Reverse): Cherry 
Blossom Tour 2021 - 3/31

Group Tour | Luxury        

Japan In Depth with Japanese Alps (Reverse): Cherry Blossom Tour 2021 - 3/31
26 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5298.00

Saga / Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Matsumoto / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Travel to Japan's three main islands: Kyushu, Shikoku, & Honshu as well as the Japanese Alps during cherry blossom season.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Wed. Mar 31, 2021 Tue. Apr 13, 2021 US $5298.00 Fukuoka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Wed. Mar 30, 2022 Tue. Apr 12, 2022 US $5298.00 Fukuoka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Southern Japan (Reverse): Cherry Blossom 
Tour 2021 - 3/31, 4/5

Group Tour | Luxury        

Charms of Southern Japan (Reverse): Cherry Blossom Tour 2021 - 3/31, 4/5
11 reviews

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3198.00

Saga / Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe
Explore a little deeper into the rural, "must see" sights of Southern Japan and admire the season's renowned cherry trees.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Wed. Mar 31, 2021 Wed. Apr 7, 2021 US $3198.00 Fukuoka Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Apr 5, 2021 Mon. Apr 12, 2021 US $3198.00 Fukuoka Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Wed. Mar 30, 2022 Wed. Apr 6, 2022 US $3198.00 Fukuoka Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Tue. Apr 5, 2022 Tue. Apr 12, 2022 US $3198.00 Fukuoka Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Japan In Depth with Japanese Alps: Autumn Leaves Tour 
2021 - 11/14

Group Tour | Luxury        

Japan In Depth with Japanese Alps: Autumn Leaves Tour 2021 - 11/14
26 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5198.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Takamatsu / Shimanami Kaido / Hiroshima / Kitsuki / Beppu / Takachiho / Nagasaki / Fukuoka
Exploring Japan's three main islands: Honshu, Shikoku, & Kyushu in the autumn leaves season.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Nov 15, 2020 Sat. Nov 28, 2020 US $5198.00 Tokyo Fukuoka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Nov 14, 2021 Sat. Nov 27, 2021 US $5198.00 Tokyo Fukuoka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Nov 13, 2022 Sat. Nov 26, 2022 US $5198.00 Tokyo Fukuoka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
1 2 3 4 >> see all