Carved and created by another stunning river, the Kakizore Gorge is known for its rare beauty, typified by its emerald water and the majestic Ushigataki Falls. Walking trails lead into the valley, following the Kakizore River for around 8km past a landscape of huge granite boulders sitting in the beautiful, clear river.
Visitors who don’t have the energy for time to walk the full 8km deep into the valley have the option of a 4.5km trail leading to Ushigataki Falls, with other waterfalls located further along the trail.
Approximately a 3 to 3.5-hour drive from the Jigokudani Monkey Park
Take the Limited Express Shinano to Nakatsuagawa Station, Nagiso Station or Kiso-Fukushima Station and switch to a local Chuo Line service stopping at Junikane Station. Access to the Karikore River walking trails leading to the gorge, is on the other side of the river, around 15 minutes walk or a 5 minute taxi