Dorokyo Gorge
Dorokyo Gorge


Dorokyo is a gorge on Kitayamagawa River, a tributary of Kumanogawa River, that spans across three prefectures—Wakayama, Mie, and Nara. The large gorge has captivated people since ancient times and has been designated as Special Places of Scenic Beauty and Natural Monument by the country. The rugged and steep cliffs and the clear emerald waters flowing through the gorge come together to create a magical world. The autumn foliage is also spectacular at the gorge located at one of the most secluded regions in Japan.

  • Address

    Uguwara, Totsukawa, Yoshino, Nara

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  • Entry fee


  • Opening Hours


  • Closed


  • Website

  • Best Season

    All year

  • Point

    A large gorge that spans across three prefectures:

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    2 hours 30 minutes by car from JR Shingu Station.

    2 hours 30 minutes by car from Nanki–Shirahama Airport.

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