Take a hike: 10 of the best walks in Japan – in pictures

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Take a hike: 10 of the best walks in Japan – in pictures

Takachiho gorge, Miyazaki With its basalt cliffs, forest footpaths blanketed in moss and ferns, and the waters of the Gokase River, few places in M

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With its basalt cliffs, forest footpaths blanketed in moss and ferns, and the waters of the Gokase River, few places in Miyazaki are as nakedly cinematic as Takachiho gorge. Visitors can take in the sights with a riverside stroll, but by renting a rowing boat you’ll be rewarded with a view of the Minainotaki waterfall. Keen walkers might trek the
Takachiho trail, a path taking in the Maruono tea fields, two Shinto shrines, a bamboo forest and, of course, the gorge itself along the way. It’s part of the
Kyushu Olle, a series of 21 trails dotted across Honshu island.

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