## A gorgeous gorge with limestone caves that stretches for 15 kilometers of pure serenity
Taishakukyo Gorge's environs change with the seasons, offering a variety of views year round, from trees that bloom and flower in the spring to stunning autumnal foliage. Footpaths and bridges weave around and over the river, offering beautiful sights.
You can reach the gorge by train or bus.
Take the JR Kibi Line from Hiroshima to Tojo Station (three hours and 25 minutes) or two hours from Hiroshima Bus Center to Tojo by bus. It is 20 minutes from Tojo Station to Taishaku-kyo.
Taishakukyo Gorge is part of the Hiba-Dogo-Taishaku Quasi-National Park, which covers an area of nearly 80 square kilometers, and spans Hiroshima, Tottori, and Shimane prefectures. The areas have been carefully maintained and preserved, encouraging tourists and guests to explore while carefully maintaining the natural beauty in the park.
The Taishaku River has cut an amazing path through the area, resulting in waterfalls, limestone caves, and cliffs. The river itself also varies between being a soft stream and a gushing torrent of rapids, offering something for every nature buff to enjoy.
Embedded among the trees is quaint Taishakuten Eimyo-ji Temple, which was established in 709. The surrounding area is actually named after the Buddhist deity said to be enshrined there, Taisakuten, a guardian of Buddhism and its teachings. While tourists are generally not allowed inside the main hall, the building is a wonderful sight.