Nagiso town, Nagano Pref., one of the most beautiful villages in Japan is located along the Kiso river. Now is the best time to enjoy autumn leaves at Kakizore gorge. Kiso river(229km long) forms the Kiso Valley of Nagano and empties into Ise Bay. Over time it has shaped the valley offering visitors unique landscapes and views. Kakizore Gorge is one of such landscapes.

It takes about 10mins from downtown of Nagiso by car to the parking of this gorge. You can enjoy trekking along the beautiful river to reach to the “Ushigataki” waterfall.

As you see the photo above, the water here is really pure and beautiful. You surely may be impressed.