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Kikuchi Valley

Kikuchi, Kumamoto Prefecture
+81 968-27-0210
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Site is closed.

It's a pity the site is closed until further notice. Travelled for 2 hours to look for this... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2016
Jeremy_C_MH
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Singapore, Singapore
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Come in autumn for red leaves . April is not the right season

Not at the right season, water level too low for waterfall. Carpark 200 yen Entrance fee 100 yen... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2016
fycj
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Hong Kong, China
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16 Oct 2016
“Site is closed.”
2 Apr 2016
“Come in autumn for red leaves . April is not the right season”
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Kikuchi, Kumamoto Prefecture
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+81 968-27-0210
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

It's a pity the site is closed until further notice. Travelled for 2 hours to look for this beautiful place but confirmed by a gas station attendant it's closed, and based on a post in Aug, the road up is closed. Do check again as...More

2  Thank Jeremy_C_MH
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Not at the right season, water level too low for waterfall. Carpark 200 yen Entrance fee 100 yen. Hope I can come either winter or autumn ( for red leaves ) maybe , next time

Thank fycj
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

The sound of river/falls and the contrast of nature color healed me. The Kikuchi Valley is not so far from Kumamoto Airport. So, I recommend, if you felt stressed for something, please go there...

Thank norikof717
Reviewed 26 December 2015

There's ample paid parking spaces with fees of 300Yen per car. The carpark is approximately 150m from the entrance of Kikuchi Valley. Before you arrived at the entrance, you will find vendors selling roasted chestnut, grilled corns etc. Was shocked to know an entrance fee...More

Thank gnowkeenz
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

The valley is indeed beautiful, there are plenty of spots to view the waterfall. Water is nearly transparent and has a stunning blue color. There are two courses to go, one takes 30 mins and the other takes 1 hour. It's a bit chill up...More

Thank Kang401
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

The valley is indeed beautiful, there are plenty of spots to view the waterfall. Water is nearly transparent and has a stunning blue color. There are two courses to go, one takes 30 mins and the other takes 1 hour. It's a bit chill up...More

Thank Kang401
Reviewed 30 June 2015

As a previous resident of Yakushima, I was stunned at how reminiscent Kikuchi Gorge is to the rivers and primevil forests you see there. So if you don't have the time or budget to visit Yakushima then put Kikuchi Valley onto your itinerary. The setting...More

2  Thank Explore-Kumamoto
Reviewed 19 April 2015

We stayed one night in Kikuchi in April for its onsen and visited Kikuchi Valley next morning on our way to Mt. Aso. It was so beautiful and tranquil that my wife and I spent an entire morning to stroll over all its trails. We...More

Thank Ultraimj
Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

Went there on January when the snow covered the whole pass. It was tranquil but slippery!! The falls are magnificent and the scenery is perfect. Recommend to take 2 kilometer hike route. You sure need a car since the public transportation is scarce.

Thank Mahdi B
Reviewed 13 July 2013

Kikuchi Keikoku (Ravine) is a beautiful location tucked in the mountains of Kumamoto. Located a bit of a ways outside of the small town of Kikuchi the ravine is a popular destination for locals and others in the summer. The ice cold water cools the...More

Thank Miss C
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