Apart from Mount Aso this location was the initial motive for venturing into the mountains – upstream by 30km or more from the earlier photos of Takachiho Gorge I was intrigued to visit here as apart from the amazing gorge there was also the option of renting a row boat and going up to the waterfall! Due to the heavy rainfall there was a torrent of water passing through the gorge and no boating was available for safety reasons, but we could still walk a few km up the track beside the gorge to experience the incredible scenery carved through the gorge….
The waterfall was so beautiful and made me wish we had more time & could stay here for a night or two – shooting at dawn would look amazing!!!
Both this gorge & Mt Aso are relatively close by rental car to the city of Kumamoto, which can be access via Shinkansen… so I suspect a repeat visit will be on the cards for sometime in the future!