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Kyushu Travel Guide in Japan

Takachiho one-day tour

 

Takachiho offers dynamic and beautiful Takachiho Gorge and here is the birthplace of Shinto

which is Japanese indigenouse religion.

Takachiho is located almost center of Kyushu, in the northernmost part of Miyazaki-prefecture,

bordering Aso , Kumamoto-prefectureThe Gokase River formed Takachioho Gorge flows from

the west to the southeast part of town.

 

In this tour, you can enjoy the dynamic and beautiful nature of Takachioho Gorge and find the roots

of Japanese culture in the birth place of Japanese indigenouse religion.

 


 

 Location of Takachiho

 

     

 


 

Tour conditions

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Itinerary

 

8:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Takachiho using Kyushu Expressway, 2 hours and 50 minutes 

 Visit  Takachiho shrine 

 lunch at Takachiho

 Explore Takachiho Gorge

 Visit Amano Iwato shrine

Transfer to Fukuoka-cuty using Kyushu Expressway

18:00 Arrive at Fukuoka-city

 

Option : the following site can be arranged as a option.

Tourist Tram / Minami Aso Rail Way

 


 

Where to Explore

 

Takachiho shrine   

Located just west of the town center, is nestled in a grove of tall cedars. During the day the

shrine’s nondescript, unpainted buildings blend in naturally with the surrounding trees. In the

evening, you can enjoy the Yokagura Dance.

 

 

Entrance of Shrine, Torii gate

 

 The sacred tree, 800 years old

 

Shrine main building


 

Takachiho Gorge 

A narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase River.  The nearly sheer cliffs lining

the gorge are made of slow forming volcanic basalt columns which resemble the scales of

a dragon where the stone twisted and flowed as it formed.

 

 

The narrow chasm cut through

the rock, boat riding experience

 

Exploring Takachiho Gorge

using the walk-way

 

Souvenir shops and 

Restaurants


 

Amano Iwato shrine  

Japanese indigenouse religion, Shinto born here.

There is a story of Shinto origin in the Cave behind of Amano Iwato Shrine, and Amano

Yasugawara. About ten kilometers outside of central TakachihoAmano Iwato Shrine

was built near the Cave where is place of the Shinto origin story.

 

 

 

 The God shows the story of

Shinto origin

 

 Amano Iwato Shrine, there is the

 Cave behind the shrine

 

 Amano Yasugawara, Gods &

 Goddesses had a discussion


 

Option

 

Tourist TramMinami Aso Rail Way

Enjoy the magnificent scenery of Aso. The Minami Aso railway is a private railroad offering

a very scenic ride from Takamori to Nakamatsu in the south east of the caldera.

Lovely and magnificent scenery can be enjoyed.

 

 

 Minami Aso Rail Way

 Takamori station

 

Tourist tram, start a 30minutes

 journey

 

 

  Enjoy the magnificent

  scenery of Aso

 


 
Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,
please ring our office a call in English.   +81-93-521-8897

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.    

Tailor-made tour     Study tour     Golf tour

 


 

Aso & Takachiho 2 days tour

 

The dynamic nature of Aso including Takachiho area is located in the center of Kyushu

and is spreading around Mount Aso.

 

Mount Aso is the largest active volcano in Japan, and is among the largest in the world.

Mount Aso has a fairly large caldera which is one of the largest caldera in the world, 25 km

north-south and 18 km east-west with a circumference of around 120 km, although sources

vary on the exact distance.

The present Aso caldera formed as a result of four huge caldera eruptions occurring over

a range of 90,000 to 300,000 years ago.

 

The tour introduces the large scale of the Dynamic Nature which cannot be seen in no

other area in Japan.

 


 

Tour Conditions

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka–city, please specify the place where you want
・Tour date : please specify the date

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

   (1) less than 8 person

     a chartered taxi is used with English speaking driver

     English speaking driver assist the tour as tour guide and tour attendant

   (2) more than 9 person

  a chartered bus is used with Japanese speaking driver

  English speaking guide who also works as a tour attendant is accompanied

    for assist the tour in the case of using a chartered bus

・Accommodations is selected as per your required grade, room conditions and budget

    and the location is considered sightseeing, dinner and nightlife as well.

 

 

Day 1  Aso, stay Kurokawa Onsen

 

Itinerary

Depart  Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Aso

Exploring Aso

 Tourist Tram : Minami Aso Rail Way  → Lunch at Takamori  Dengaku-no sato 

  Kusasenri-ga-hama   → Mount Aso   → Nabegataki Waterfall

Stay at Kurokawa Onsen

 


 

Where to explore

 

Tourist Tram   Minami Aso Rail Way

Enjoy the magnificent scenery of Aso

The Minami Aso railway is a private railroad offering a very scenic ride from Takamori to

Nakamatsu in the south east of the caldera.

Lovely and magnificent scenery can be enjoyed.

 

 

 Minami Aso Rail Way

 Takamori station

 

 Tourist tram, start a 30minutes

  journey

 

 

  Enjoy the magnificent scenery

  of Aso


 

Enjoy Aso beef and local cuisines  

The restaurant uses the old private house with thatched roof built more than 200 years ago.

Bake the meat and local ingredients with charcoal at a Japanese traditional style fire place.

 

 

 Japanese traditional house built

 200 years ago

 

Japanesetraditional style

fire place

 

 Delicious local speciality

 Aso beef


 

Kusasenri-ga-hama

The beautiful prairie of 785,000 square meter in the crater

Spreads in northern part of Mt. Eboshi that is one of the Aso Five Mountains.

A big pond at its center and grazing horses round about make an idyllic scene.

 

 

 Dynamic active volcano

 Mt. Aso can be seen

 

The beautiful prairie spreads

in the crater

 

 Enjoy horse riding


 

Mount Aso

The largest active volcano in Japan

Its peak is 1592 m above sea level. Its caldera is 25 km across north to south and 18 km 

across east to west. The caldera has a circumference of around 120 km, although sources

vary on the exact distance.

 

 

  Mt. Aso, around the Crater 

 

   Look down the Crater

 

   Nakadake Crater


 

Nabegataki Waterfalls

The hidden tourist spot in Kumamoto prefecture, located just outside Oguni town in Aso region.

One of the area’s more well-known waterfalls. Looking like a mini-Niagara. It is very unique

waterfalls, you can actually climb behind the falls to see how the water has carved out the rock

over the year.

 

 

  The hidden tourist spot

  in Aso region

 

 View from outside of the

 Waterfalls

 

 View from behind the

 Waterfalls


 

Kurokawa Onsen

Located on the northern side of  Mount Aso.   Widely known for its open-air baths, it is

one of the best places to enjoy the atmosphere of old town in Japan, where more than 

20 Inns (Ryokan)and gift shops standing in a row along the Tanoharu River, a 

headstream of the Chikugo River.

 

 

Japanese style accomodations

Ryokan along the river

 

 Roten-buro or out side open

 air bath

 

 Japanese tradditiona meal

 used local ingredients


 

Day 2  Takachiho

 

Itinerary

Leave  Kurokawa Onsen

Exploring Daikanbo

Transfer to Takachiho

Exploring Takachiho

 Takachiho Gorge     → Takachiho shrine→ AmanoIwato shrine

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Arriva at Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to explore

 

Daikanbo

The perfect spot view the five peak of Mount Aso 

Daikanbo literally means a big observatory peak.

The circumference of the Aso caldera is about 130 kilometers. From the observation site,

you can clearly see its conical shape.

 

 

 Over view from Daikanbo

 
  At the top
 
  Observatory place 

 

Takachiho Gorge 

A narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase River.  The nearly sheer cliffs lining the

gorge are made of slow forming volcanic basalt columns which resemble the scales of a dragon

where the stone twisted and flowed as it formed.

 

 

The narrow chasm cut through

the rock, boat riding experience

 

Exploring Takachiho Gorge

using the walk-way

 

Souvenir shops and 

Restaurants


 

Takachiho shrine   

Located just west of the town center, is nestled in a grove of tall cedars. During the day the shrine’s

nondescript, unpainted buildings blend in naturally with the surrounding trees. In the evening,

you can enjoy the Yokagura Dance.

 

 

Entrance of Shrine, Torii gate

 

 The sacred tree, 800 years old

 

Shrine main building


 

Amano Iwato shrine

About ten kilometers outside of central Takachiho the Shrine was built near the cave where

Amaterasu is said to have hid herself away.  The cave cannot be approached, however,

there is an observation deck behind the shrine’s main building.

 

 

 

 The God shows the story of

 Shinto origin

 

 Amano Iwato Shrine, there is the

 Cave behind the shrine

 

 Amano Yasugawara, Gods &

 Goddesses had a discussion


 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form 

ou can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,
please ring our office a call in English.   +81-93-521-8897

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.    

Tailor-made tour     Study tour     Golf tour

 


 

 

Obi Castle Ruin

 

The moss-covered stone walls, broad stone steps in front of the Ote-mon main gate,

moat ruin, and old samurai residences all bring back the past. The Matsuo-no-Maru

residence and Ote-mon have been reconstructed using the treasured Obi cedar wood.

 

The land centering around the Obi Castle is designated as one of the nation’s

Preservation Districts for Groups of Historic Buildings.

 


 

Location of Miyazaki & Nichinan

 

 

 


 

General information  

Address 4-2-20 Obi, Nichinan-city, Miyazaki-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from Miyazaki Airport

Open hours

9:00 to 17:00 

Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed December 29 to 31

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

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Tel :  +81-93-521-8897,  Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Sun Messe Nichinan

 

Japan’s own replica of Moai Statues. Enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the

Pacific Ocean, the Sun Messe Nichinan has replicas of the Moai statues from the

Easter Island placed here and there in the area.

 

The Sun Messe Nichinan is the only place alll over the world that has been

permitted to replicate the Moai statues. There are restaurants and also tourist

viewing areas inside the park.

 


 

 Location of Miyazaki & Nichinan

 

 

 


 

General information  

Address 2650 Miyaura, Nichinan-city, Miyazaki-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from Miyazaki Station

Open hours

9:30 to 17:00 

Admission fee JPY 700
Days closed 1st and 3rd Wednesday

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

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You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897 , Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Toi Cape

 

Wild horses are living here. Cape Toi, located in the south of Miyazaki Prefecture,

is a cape at the east end of Shibushi Bay, which is in the southernmost part of the

Nichinan-kaigan Coast. Gentle hills extend, and you can observe wild horses, called

Misaki-uma, living and grazing there. It is said that the Misaki-uma are the descendants

of army horses left grazing and which became wild 300 years ago.

 

They are now designated as a natural monument. At the Horse House in the

Toi-misaki Visitor Centre, information about the ecology and living circumstances

of the Misaki-uma is displayed on panels.

 

               Visitor Centre

                  Souvenir shop

                    Misaki-uma


 

 Location of Miyazaki & Nichinan

 

 

 


 

General information 

Address

Ono, Kushima-city, Miyazaki-prefecture

Access

45 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kushima Station


 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897,  Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Takachiho shrine

 

Takachiho shrine is located just west of the town center, is nestled in a grove of tall

cedarsDuring the day the shrine’s nondescript, unpainted buildings blend in naturally

with the surrounding treesThe light that filters through, brings with it an air of calm,

peaceful reverence.

 

Today this legend is reenacted as Yokagura in a series of 33 episodes depicting

the divine quarrel as well as other deeds of the gods.  On winter weekends, people

gather to watch all-night performances of these episodes at different locations each

week, sometimes at private homesThe performances are held on Saturday

evenings from mid November to mid February.

 


 

Kagura

A massively shortened version of Takachiho Yokagura is performed for tourists

every night throughout the year at the Takachiho Shrine. The one-hour show consists

of just a few scenes of the story, performed by masked dancers and accompanied by

traditional instrument. It is held at the Yokagura performance hall, just a few steps from

the shrine’s main building.

 


 

 Location of Takachiho

 

       

 


 

General information  

Address

1037 Mitai, Takachiho-cho, Nishi-Usuki-gun, Miyazaki-prefecture

Access

100 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto IC

130 minutes by a vehicle from Oita IC

130 minutes by a vehicle from Miyazaki


 

Contact us  

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax : +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Udo Shrine

 

Beautiful and exciting Shine.

Udo Shrine is a Shinto shrine in the cave of the cliff side facing the Pacific Ocean.
It is located about 35 km south of Miyazaki city.

In legend, a goddess of sea built a hut to give birth to a great god here.
Then it is said that Empress Suiko (554-628) built the shrine there.

 

             Entrance of Shrine

            Shrine in the Cave

                   Pacific Ocean

And a priest of Tendai Buddhism built a Buddhist temple in 782, on the order of

Emperor Kanmu. In the middle ages, this area had been the training place for

mountain priests because of the steep rocky cliffs.

 


 

Exploring the Shrine

 

               Shrine Gate

       Chrysanthermum pattern

                  To the Shrine

           Down to the Shrine

               Shrine entrance

                    Rocky cliffs

       Main Shrine in the Cave

            Shrines in the Cave

               Shrine in the Cave  


 

 Location of Miyazaki & Nichinan

 

 

 


 

General information  

Address 3222 Oaza-Miyaura, Nichinan-city, Miyazaki-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from Miyazaki-city

20 minutes by a vehicle from Nihinan-city

Open hours

6:00 to 19:00  April to September

7:00 to 18:00  October to March

Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed No closing days

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897,  Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Mimitsu

 

Let’s meet the old days of Japan.

The area is designated a National Important Preservation District for Groups of Historic 

buildings, and there remain much of the atmosphere of the 19th century, including buildings

of old times, earthen walls, and stone pavements.

 

According to the ancient myths set down in Japan’s oldest books, Kojiki and Nihongi, Mimitsu

is where the mythical first emperor of Japan, Jimmu, built a fleet and set sail to conquer

central Japan and set up the Yamato Dynasty.

 


 

Exploring Mimitsu

 


 

 Location of Hyuga

 

 

 


 

General information  

Address Mimitsu, Nichinan-city, Miyazaki-prefecture
Access

20 minutes by a vehicle from JR Nichinan-shi Station 


 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

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You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897,  Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Umagase

 

Exciting scenery created by raging wave of Hyuga Sea.

The coastline here is a ria coastline, marked by intricate waterways sandwiched

between cliffs. The cliffs here are 70m high and the waves’ splashing against them

is an enchanting sight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bare rock faces of the cliffs have given way to columnar joints, which are

formed when magma from a volcanic eruption cools and hardens. The source

of the name “Umagase” is thought to come from the fact that the rocks here

are similar in colour to horses.

 


 

Exploring Umagase

 


 

 Location of Hyuga

 

 

 


 

General information  

Address Hososhima, Nichinan-city, Miyazaki-prefecture
Access

20 minutes by a vehicle from JR Nichinan-shi Station 

5 minutes by a vehicle from Cruz Sea 


 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

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You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897,  Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Horikiri Pass

 

The suggested sightseeing spot in Nichinan.

Horikiri is located along Japan National Route 220, and the road going through the mountain

pass involves an extremely sharp turn that you cannot see beyond before you go around it.

The 60m altitude pass allows you to look down at a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean.

The coastline here is lined with rocks that have been worn away by the waves splashing

against them, as well as beautiful phoenix palm trees.

 

About 1km further down the road from Horikiri Pass you will find the Horikiri Pass Phoenix

Road Station. At the road station you will find fast food and restaurants as well as souvenir

shops, making this the ideal location for a break.

 


 

 Location of Miyazaki & Nichinan

 

 

 


 

General information  

Address 381-1 Aza-Miike, Oaza-Utsumi, Miyazaki-city, Miyazaki-prefecture
Access

30 minutes by a vehicle from JR Miyazaki Station 


 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897,  Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture