Hananuki Gorge (Takahagi City)
This scenic gorge area stretches from Hananuki dam downriver to the Kotachizawa Camp Site. The gorge’s biggest draw is the beautoful Shiomi Falls Suspension Bridge, and there are also plenty of hiking trails for exploring the area.
The best time to visit is Autumn, when Autumn foliage transforms the area into a sea of fiery reds and yellows. Summer is another great time to visit – bring your swimwear and plunge into the natural pools and streams, then relax with a barbecue or picnic at the camp area.
Hananuki, Takahagi City
By public transport: about 20 minutes by taxi from Takahagi Station on the JR Joban LIne.
Shuttle buses from the station operate during the Autumn foliage season. Inquire for more information and timetables or follow the Ibaraki Sightseeing Facebook page for updates in English.
By car: around 15 minutes' drive from Takahagi IC on the Joban Expressway.
HOURSAutumn Foliage: mid- to late November