Situated in between the towering cliffs of southern Niigata prefecture travelers will come face to face with one of Japan’s Top 3 gorges, Kiyotsu Gorge.
The natural scenery alone is enough to let your jaw drop to the floor. Clear blue waters and panoramic views already turn a trip to the Kiyotsu Gorge into a life changing experience, however, the area has even more to offer.
Access to the gorge is safe through the Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel. The tunnel runs for 750 meters through the gorge and has four viewpoints to enjoy. The walk is completely flat, allowing travelers of all ages to appreciate the immense beauty of the natural wonder.
Travel Tip: The tunnel is very close to the parking lot; no hiking is needed. Soba noodle restaurants and a hot spring village are also in close proximity. So take advantage of the opportunity, and get some well-deserved pampering.