Yabakei valley is the one of the Three Wonder Views of Japan and it's located in Yamakuni river. its tributaries in Nakatsu city Oita Prefecture.
Mysterious rock peaks made by volcanic activity one million years ago.
Mysterious rock peaks made by volcanic activity one million years ago and it is said that "Yabakei" have been made by Mt.Aso's large-scale eruption and more than three volcanic activities. Wonder view of Yabakei tells us a furious ancient diastrophism. scenery with autumn leaves is quite diffrent from the other scenic spot. therefore, the view from famous view point "Hitome Hakkei" (it's a spot where eight scenic views from the oe spot) is magnificent. the view of the exposed bare rock peak break through the Autumn leaves carpet, cliff and stone pillars as a folding screen is beyond your imagination. "Ao-no-domon"(Blue rock cave) is famous for an inspiring story of opening a tunnel in a diffuclt location 250 years ago. On the other side of the tunnel, you can see a group of giant rock peaks called "Kyoushuho" with colorful leaves.