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Kikuchi Valley Video Introduction

This video, titled "[4K UHD] Kikuchi Valley in Summer (Kikuchi, Kumamoto)" ([ 4K UHD ] 夏の菊池渓谷(熊本県菊池市)Kikuchi Valley in Summer), was uploaded by "AQUA Geo Graphic."

Kikuchi Valley is a nature-rich valley located at the source of the Kikuchi River in Kumamoto Prefecture, and is widely known as a spot where visitors can enjoy its spectacular seasonal scenery. It is also a popular tourist spot for people of all ages, as visitors can enjoy various activities such as kayaking. Check out the beautiful images of Kikuchi Valley.

Kikuchi Valley - One of the Most Beautiful Valleys in Kumamoto

Image of Aso-Kuju National Park
Photo:Aso-Kuju National Park

Kikuchi Valley is known as a "forest of relaxation" stretching from Kikuchi to Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture. The Kikuchi Valley area is covered with primeval forests of firs and zelkova trees, and has been designated as a special recreation area in Aso-Kuju National Park. In addition, the Kikuchi Riverhead has been selected as one of the Top 100 Water Sources in Japan.

Kikuchi Valley has many attractions, and waterfalls of various sizes. Reimei Falls around Ryugabuchi, Tengu Falls, and Yonjusanman Falls, selected as one of the Top 100 Waterfalls in Japan, are popular tourist attractions.

In addition, Kikuchi Valley is so rich in nature that it has been selected as one of the Top 100 Forests for Forest Bathing and the Top 100 Nature Spots in Kumamoto because of the natural environment. Therefore, visitors are required to pay a maintenance fee to preserve the environment.

From Cherry Blossoms to Autumn Leaves – Seasonal Highlights of Kikuchi Valley

Image of autumn leaves in Kikuchi Valley
Photo:Autumn leaves in Kikuchi Valley

Kikuchi Valley is known as a summer resort and is a place to cool off naturally. One of the highlights of the valley is that it is comfortable even in the hot Japanese summer, and visitors can enjoy a pleasant stroll in the great outdoors. There are two walking courses: a 1-km round-trip "Healing Course" and a 2-km round-trip "Negative Ion Enjoyment Course." The courses allow visitors to naturally detox their minds while enjoying the surrounding scenery.
In spring, visitors can enjoy cherry blossoms at the Kikuchi Valley Rest Plaza, in fall, the autumn leaves begin to change color around the end of October, and in winter, the misty ice flowers bloom. Kikuchi Valley, with its beautiful and spectacular scenery throughout Japan's four seasons, offers plenty to see! The photogenic scenery is popular among photographers, instagrammers, and young people alike.

Mizunoeki Pleasure Park - An Exciting Park for Families

You might be worried that small children won't be able to have fun in a place with so much nature. For families, we recommend Mizunoeki Pleasure Park, located near the Kikuchi River flowing from Kikuchi Valley.

Here, visitors can enjoy a variety of athletic activities, including BMX, and bouldering, and even go fishing in the fishing pond. After playing at Mizunoeki Pleasure Park, don't forget to take in the beautiful nature of Kikuchi Valley.

Summary of Kikuchi Valley in Kumamoto, Japan

Did you watch the video of Kikuchi Valley in summer, with its beautiful scenery and the soothing sound of flowing water?

Camping and barbecues are prohibited in Kikuchi Valley in order to preserve the natural environment. Those who wish to enjoy playing in the river, camping, or barbecuing should use facilities such as Mizunoeki Pleasure Park or Mizunoeki Campground (水の駅キャンプ場).

At Mizunoeki Pleasure Park, you can enjoy fishing for rainbow trout and salmon in the fishing pond, and you can even cook and eat them on-site.

In the vicinity of Kikuchi Valley, there are facilities where you can enjoy a day trip to a hot spring, a visitor center where you can have lunch and refreshments, and two parking lots for sightseeing.

Kikuchi Valley is close to Mt. Aso, and visitors can enjoy the spectacular view from the outer rim of the mountain. When sightseeing in Kumamoto, consider stopping by Kikuchi Valley, a place where you can experience Japan's great outdoors. In today's stressful society, it's important to get away from everyday life and detoxify your mind. And the natural scenery of Kikuchi Valley allows you to do just that.

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Last Updated : Sep. 4, 2022
平敷 篤(Atsushi Heishiki)
My name is Atsushi Heishiki, a writer who loves Japanese culture and lives in Okinawa.
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