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Takachiho Course

The start point is Tourist Information Center, in the center of Takachiho, a typical small Japanese town. At the Information Center, Wi-Fi is available and there are special local specialties and light snacks. Soon after you start walking, you will see Takachiho Shrine. The draping branches and leaves of huge trees at the entrance to the shrine intensify its extraordinary ambience. Walk along the endless stairs extended through the lush green trees, it reaches Takachiho Gorge. The gorge which exclaims you in sigh of grief, looks like someone secretly opened the gap in huge columnar joint. Under gorge, you can rent a boat and closely enjoy the Manai no Taki. The clear blue water flows narrowly under gorge where hexagon rocks are standing in tandem, overflowing water separately breaks close to you. It is good to be close to the gorge and under the fall, stay and play for a while like a hero in Oriental paintings. The path is already into the forest, and connected to the deep forest, far seeing is the silhouette of huge mountain range. With quiet meditation, walk to Mukaiyama Shrine, which hides itself at the corner of the forest, you reach a town that is full of green tea fields. While walking along the front garden of a house with green tea field, you meet an old lady who is 80 year or more, profound with humanity, if lucky you might get taste a cup of deep flavor of Maruono Green Tea. Going up and down the valley path at an altitude of 100~200mt. with sweat coming out, again appears the view of town nearing you to the end point which is not so far from the start point. In Kamadase Market at the end point, you can eat cuisine which is made by local food materials, which sells every type of special local products of Takachiho.

12.3km
5~6 Hours
Intermediate~Advanced
Takachiho Tourist Association Tourist Information Center (OLLE Start Point) TEL0982-72-3031
Takachiho Public Office Planning Tourism Department TEL 0982-73-1212
Takachiho Tourist Association TEL 0982-73-1213
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