Sandankyo is an 11.5km long ravine in northwestern Hiroshima that runs along the Shibaki River. It is surrounded by deep virgin forests and is one of the five most famous ravines in Japan. You can enjoy magnificent views there, such as the Kuro-fuchi Pool and Sarutobi, a narrow gorge. The name "Sandankyo" derives from a beautiful three-step waterfall, the best scenic spot of the ravine. There is a well-maintained promenade, with just a few ups and downs, towards the waterfall. It is utterly thrilling to pass through Sarutobi gorge, where the precipices on both sides are just two meters apart! There are other attractions as well, such as the Sandankyo Onsen (hot spring).
2 hours by bus from Hiroshima Bus Center