"A gorge situated along the upper reaches of the Gokase River. This gorge is famous for its ""U"" shape, a rarity in Japan. The gorge's precipitous walls, carved out via erosion, are some 200 meters tall and extend across a 10 kilometer stretch of the river. If you visit the Cape Nagasakibana Observatory and look down on the gorge, you can take in a view of the Gokase River weaving its way through the gorge bottom as well as the seasonal scenery of the so-called ""Grand Canyon of Kyushu."" Particularly from late October to early November, the area's fall foliage is stunning. The Soyo Gorge fall foliage festival, usually held in mid-November, is quite popular."
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- Kumamoto Pref. Kamimashikigunyamatochou Nagasaki [ map ]
- Aso / KurokawaArea
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Nearby Tourist Attractions
Kumamoto lies in the center of Kyushu, a calm prefecture perfect for easy strolls around the historic center and lazy evenings in the natural hot springs at Kurokawa Onsen. For a slightly more strenuous activity, head to Mount Aso, whose surrounding hills offer hiking opportunities aplenty with views over the active volcano.