Dakigaeri Gorge

Dakigaeri Gorge © Iry

About Dakigaeri Gorge

Dakigaeri Gorge in Akita Prefecture, Japan is distinctive for its blue mountain stream. The stream flows through a primeval forest. The surrounding trees of green complement the blue mountain stream beautifully. The gorge also has large and small waterfalls.

The greenery or autumn leaves are so beautiful that the gorge is dubbed as Yabakei Gorge in Tohoku area. (National Place of Scenic Beauty in Oita Prefecture).

Enter Dakigaeri Gorge through a suspension bridge named, "Kami no Iwahashi" which affords splendid views. At other viewpoints, you can see the rapids and fantastic rock formations.

Getting there

The closest train station is JR Jindai Station on the JR Tazawako Line. Since buses do not run from the station, take a taxi. Or get off at JR Kakunodate Station and take a taxi for a 15-minute ride.

During the autumn foliage season, a free bus runs from Kakunodate Station and paid shuttle buses run from Tazawako Station. Be sure to check the respective bus schedules during this season.

By car, get on the Tohoku Expressway and exit the Morioka Interchange. Then drive for about an hour on National Route 46.

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Description: Dakigaeri Gorge

Sights Dakigaeri Gorge (抱返り渓谷)
Address Tazawako Sotsuda, Semboku-shi, Akita, 014-1113, Japan
Phone / Fax Phone: 0187-43-2111
Duration 120Minutes
Closed dates Irregular closed dates Winter season
Admission Fee Free admission
Recommended Season Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

Map: Dakigaeri Gorge