About this Tour and Activity:

A divine place in the Land of the Rising Sun. This scenic beauty was formed by pyroclastic flows during Mt. Aso Volcano explosion. Takachiho is best known for its “spiritual spot” and connection to first Gods and Goddess in Japan. The most famous sightseeing places are Takachiho Gorge a Power-spot site, Manai Falls, Amano Iwato Shrine, Amanoyasu Kawara, and more..

Things to do:
  • Takachiho Gorge Boat -ride
  • Stroll around Takachiho Gorge Footpath
  • Takachiho Amaterasu Train
  • Deep-fried chicken
  • Please carry Printed e-ticket of Tour Booking or Smart Phone e-ticket.
  • Add-on services are booked as per your booking order. So, please bring your booking ticket (reservation ticket).
  • Bus departs on time. So, make sure to arrive 10 mins before the bus depart. We are not responsible for your late arrival.

Takachiho-go Express Bus Everyday

  • @ Kumamoto Sta.(Get-in)
  • @ Kumamoto Sakuramachi BT (Get-in)
  • @ Aso Kumamoto Airport (Get-in)
  • @ Takachiho Bus Center (Get-off)

5 min by taxi

Takachiho Gorge:

Visitors say, this place is truly blessed by nature. This power spot was formed by pyroclastic flows during Mt Aso Volcano’s explosion. Ride a boat and enjoy the beauty of nature with your hubby.

Boat fee JPY 2000/30 min

1 hour is enough to visit around it.

5 min by walk

Takachiho Gorge Footpath:

Take a scroll down around 1 km footpath. During excursion, you can feel the nature and its beauty with water and birds chirping. Be careful to sleep down during rain and

20–30 min is enough to visit around it.

12 min by walk

Takachiho Shrine:

There are around 88 shrines in this area but this is the main shrine and deities of all other 88 shrines. It is worshiped for the life-partner and ritual purpose. So, many couples visit Here for their livelihood.

Walk from Takachiho Gorge (15 min)

20–30 min is enough to visit around it.

6 min by taxi

Amanoiwato Shrine:

This holy rock cave known for the “the sun of Goddess”. It is said that 8,000,000 gods gathered here to discuss opening the rock-door. There is a faith that whishes come true if you pray here.

Walk from for Takachiho Bus Center.10-12 mins far

20–30 min is enough to visit around it.

7-8 min by taxi

Takachiho Amaterasu Train:

Enjoy 30 mins incredible view from 105 meters high. The train stops in the middle of the bridge for 5-10 mins, so stand and shoot some memories.

Back to Takachiho Bus Center.10-12 mins walking distance

40-50 minutes are enough to visit around it.

Back to Takachiho Bus Center (12 min by walk)

  • @ Takachiho Bus Center (Get-in)
  • @ Aso Kumamoto Airport (Get-off)
  • @ Kumamoto Sakuramachi BT (Get-off)
  • @ Kumamoto Sta. (Get-off)


There are limited restaurants nearby Takachiho Gorge.
Well, the most popular foods are Nagashi Soumen & Chicken Nanban

Vegetarian: Try Nagashi Soumen (a kind of noodles made by wheat flour)
Non-vegetarian: Try Chicken Nanban (a deep-fried chicken marinated with vinegar)

  • AC
  • Free WiFi
  • Recline Seat
  • Charger
  • Restroom
  • Luggage Trunk
  • 40-45 Seats
  • * Normally, all the highway buses have above facilities but it may change some times. So, please re-confirm to the diver when you will ride the bus.


All buses are fully Air Conditioner

Free WiFi

*Free WiFi facilities are on-board the bus

Power Outlets

*Every seat has its own charging point


*All the highway buses have restroom

Luggage Trunk

All the highway buses have luggage storage

Overhead Storage

Please carry hand baggage on-board the bus

Hook & Net-bag

All the buses have hook & net-beg


*Table facilities are in some buses

Cancellation Policy

If you want to cancel your tour booking, you must intimate in writing/email to the company or online (from your login account). The following cancellation charges would apply:-

No. When a cancellation is made Cancellation Fee Per Person
1 1-day or more prior to the departure of the Tour JPY 150
2 Same day or after the bus depart of the Tour Non-refundable
3 No Show Non-refundable
4 Bus cancelled due to natural hazard such as earthquake, heavy rain etc. 100% refund of the Tour cost
Modification/Amendment/Change your booking:
  • Online Options : There are no modification/amendment in your tour booking order. So, please cancel your tour booking and make a new tour booking.
  • Email / Phone: After confirmation of booking, if the customers wish to change the booking, for example your chosen departure bus stop or arrival bus stop point, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may depend upon the bus seat availability and the bus route.
  • Any request for changes to be made must be in writing email from the person who made the booking.
  • Handling fee (JPY 150 Per Person) will be applicable during Booking as well as Cancellation.
  • Please allow 3 business days to process your modification/cancellation request.
  • For refund amount policy, read “Terms & Conditions”.
Bus changed/canceled due to natural disasters:
  • We shall first try to provide you alternative dates for the tour.
  • If the, the alternative dates do not match your schedule, we shall refund 100 % of booking fee which was made by Kyushu Bus Booking. (Transaction fee depends on your credit card company)
Terms & Condition
Where to Book :

Visit Kyushu Bus Booking official website


Booking Order Amount :

Please read complete details of the tour, bus details, itinerary, optional products, inclusions, exclusions, price and cancellation policy before making the payment. After payment all the details of your booking order will be send on your registered email. Also you can check your booking order from your “My Page”. We accept all major credits cards : VISA / MasterCard / JCB / American Express

Invoice & Booking Details

Your booking details with seat reservation & price details will mention in your email as well as “My page”. If you need an invoice, please write us an email with details of your booking order and name of the person to raise an invoice within 30 calendar days of the end of the Tour.

Cancellation / Amendments :
  • Please read the cancellation policy.
Refund Amount & Policy :
  • Once the booking order has been cancelled, the refund amount (as per cancellation policy) will be refunded to the same credit card used. The timing of a refund depends on the billing cycle of the credit card company. For more details please ask to your credit card company.
General :
  • Children below the age of 6, if accompanied by an adult and not occupying a seat, will be free of charge. Not more than two children will be carried free of charge for any one adult.
  • Passengers who are not at the bus stop after scheduled departure time are not guaranteed a seat assignment.
  • The bus schedule may be adjusted subject to traffic and weather conditions without prior notice to passengers.
  • Smoking on buses is strictly prohibited.
  • Pets are not allowed on bus and trunk.
  • Please fasten your seat-belts while riding the bus for your safety.
Complaints :
  • If the Tour Participant has any complaint in respect of services of any independent contractor, he/she shall immediately notify the same in writing/email through online/mail.
  • Any claim or complaint by the Tour Participant must be notified to the Company in writing/email within 30 calendar days of the end of the Tour. No complaint or claim notified after this period will be entertained and the Company shall not incur any liability in respect thereof.

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Adult Fare: ¥ 2,410

Child Fare: ¥ 0