Thursday, December 4, 2008
Hikimi Gorge is located in the mountains of the SW corner of Shimane, near the border with Hiroshima.
There are actually 2 gorges, the Upper Gorge located on the Hikimi river, and the Lower Gorge located on the Hiromi River. Both gorges run into Hikimi Town, and both are fine places for viewing the Fall colors.
The Chugoku Nature Trail, a route which combines footpath and road sections passes through the area. In the Lower Gorge there are cabins for rent.
For most people Fall colors means the scarlet of the maple leaves.