Chomonkyo Gorge
Chomonkyo Gorge
Chomonkyo Gorge Chomonkyo Gorge

Oct.

©AFLO, Nobuo Kawaguchi

This deep gorge was created by the flowing waters of the Abu River. Crystal clear water flows through the craggy boulders and crimson autumn leaves envelope the towering cliff face -- this is truly a unique place. Visitors can enjoy a 5.5-kilometer nature trail that runs alongside the river.

  • Address

    Ato, Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi

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  • Entry fee

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  • Opening Hours

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  • Closed

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  • Website

    http://www.yamaguchi-city.jp/

  • Best Season

    Nov.

  • Point

    Steam locomotives are a great way to travel between Shin-Yamaguchi Station and Chomonkyo Station, but they run infrequently so check the schedule before you go.

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    -Take a train from JR Shin-Yamaguchi Station, and get off at JR Chomonkyo Station. It is a 52-minute ride.
    -Take SL Yamaguchi-go from JR Shin-Yamaguchi Station, and get off at JR Chomonkyo Station. It is a 75-minute ride.

    -Take National Route 9 from Chugoku Expressway Kogori Interchange. It is a 50-minute drive.
    -Take National Route 190 from Yamaguchi Ube Airport. It is a 85-minute drive.

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