Takachiho Gorge is known for its beautiful scenery brought about by the eruption of Mount Aso. The gorge has beautiful scenery that makes you want to look at it forever, such as the columnar jointing formed by the cooling and hardening of pyroclastic flows, the emerald green water surface bathed in light, and the waterfalls cascading down the deep gorge. You can immerse yourself in the ethereal world created by nature from the promenade above the gorge or by renting a boat.
Blessed with abundant nature, Takachiho in Miyazaki Prefecture is known as the place where the descendants of Amaterasu (the goddess of the sun)'s grandson in Japanese mythology. At Takachiho Gorge, which was formed by volcanic activity long ago, myths and legends dwell in the beautiful cascading waterfalls and huge stones that sit on the riverbanks. There are also precious places to experience the culture of the area, such as the Kagura (Shinto music and dance) performed every night at Takachiho Shrine.