"Tastes of JAPAN by ANA" is a regional vitalization project that collaborates with the different prefectures in Japan to present the Land of the Rising Sun in all of its diverse glory.
Kiyotsu Gorge: Breathtaking Scenery at the Nationally Designated Place of Scenic Beauty and Natural Monument
Kiyotsu Gorge stands alongside Kurobe Gorge and Osugidani Valley as one of Japan’s three great canyons. A treasure house of academic resources, the gorge was made part of Joshin’etsu Kogen National Park in September 1949.
The precipitous stone cliffs either side of a river create one of Japan’s best V-shaped gorges. It has also been designated as a National Place of Scenic Beauty and Natural Monument. The surface of the rocks has a majestic columnar joint structure. Their contrast with the clear, rapid flow of the Kiyotsu River creates an excellent dynamism, leaving a lasting impression on visitors.
|URL||http://nakasato-kiyotsu.com (in Japanese)|
|Address||2126 Koide Mizunoto, Tokamachi-shi, Niigata|
|Access||Approximately 25 minutes from JR Echigo-Yuzawa Station by rapid bus bound for the Morimiyanohara and an approximately 30 minutes’ walk after getting off at Kiyotsukyou-Iriguchi bus stop|
|Inquiries||025-763-4800 (Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel Management Office)|
|Admission||Adults (high school age and above): 600 yen; Children (elementary and junior high school): 300 yen|