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Coves, caves, and waterfalls for hikers and paddlers

With crystal-clear waters flowing through lush woodlands, Sandankyo Gorge attracts hikers in the fall and adventurers in the summer who can cool off in the river. There are also stunning waterfalls, caves, and hollows along the valley floor.

Don't Miss

  • Sandandaki Falls, a three-tiered set of waterfalls
  • Sarutobi, a point at which the peaks of the valley walls are mere meters apart

How to Get There

A bus leaves from Hiroshima Bus Center for the gorge. The journey takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Nidantaki Falls

This waterfall is one of the most impressive spots in the region, and can only be seen by taking a ferry.

Kurobuchi Pool

Kurobuchi Pool is an idyllic retreat of emerald green water that is so pure and clean you can see the smooth stones that line the riverbed. There is a ferry that can take you across the river to a small restaurant, Kurobuchi-So, which sells freshly grilled salmon.

The scenic route

There are well-signposted and accessible walking routes in the area, which normally follow the river and offer incredible views. Whether you like the explosion of pink blossoms that come with the blooming cherry trees in spring, or the bronze and red foliage of autumn, you are sure to enjoy the natural splendor of Sandankyo Gorge.

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* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.

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