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Miyazaki-prefecture travel guide

  • Takachiho travel guide

Miyazaki-prefecture is on the eastern coast of the island of Kyushu, surrounded by the Pacific

Ocean to the south and east, Oita-prefecture to the north, and Kumamoto-prefecture and

Kagoshimaprefecture to the west.

 

 

Where to explore

 

Takachiho

Dynamic and powerful Takachiho Gorge and here is the birthplace of Japanese mythology. It is the

supposed site of legend where Amaterasu, the Shrine Sun Goddess, disturbed by her brother’s 

cruel pranks, hide herself in a cave, prompting the other gods and goddesses to try and lure her out.


 

Hyuga

Spectacle art collection of exposed Rocks created by raging wave. Hyuga is a bay city, facing the

Hyuga nada Sea. The whole area along Cape Hyuga- misaki with its many exposed rocks is

designated as the Nippo-Kaigan Quasi-National Park. 


 

Miyazaki and Nichinan

Facing the Pacific Ocean with a beautiful coastline contains placed of natural beauty, like Aoshima

and Toi-misaki Cape. Also, on the Hitotsuba Beach of Miyazaki-city are Ocean Dome, 700 hectare 

all-weather indoor water park, and Miyazaki Sea Gaia, a comprehensive resort complex complete

with a wildlife park, golf courses and hotels.


 

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Tour results

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

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Takachiho one-day tour

  • Takachiho Gorge

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 

 Takachiho shrine 

   The shrine has long history, established 1900 years ago, worship the deity of agriculture,

   marriage, traffic safety and protection against misfortunes

 lunch at Takachiho, Somen nagashi

   Somen nagashi is the way of eating Somen with waterslide traditionally made by bamboo

Takachiho Gorge

   Dynamic and beautiful gorge, a narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase River

Takachiho Gorge boat riding

   The spot to see waterfalls and the columnar shaped valley together is rare in the world

 Amano Iwato shrine

   Here is the birth place of Japanese indigenou religion, Shinto

Transfer to Fukuoka-cuty using Kyushu Expressway

18:00 Arrive at Fukuoka-city

 


 

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

Tourist Tram / Minami Aso Rail Way

  Enjoy the magnificent scenery of Aso

Gokase Winery

  You can enjoy sample wines and winery also can be visited

 


 

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.


 

Lunch , Somen nagashi

Somen is a kind of noodle which is made by wheat and is usually eaten by dipping style.
Somen nagashi is the way of eating Somen with waterslide traditionally made by bamboo

like as video below. Nagashi means flowing.

 

 

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.


 

Takachiho Gorge boat riding

The most recommended activity at Takachiho Gorge is riding the river that flows down the

base of the gorge on a rental boat.The spot you can see waterfalls and the columnar shaped

valley together is rare in the world. Please enjoy this amazing view from the boat.

 

 

Amano Iwato shrine  

Japanese indigenous 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.

 


 

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.

 


 

Gokase Winery

Gokase Winery is located near Takachiho, in the beautiful plateau at an altitude of 600m.All the

wines are being made from locally grown grapes. There is the tasting corner, you can enjoy

sample wines. Winery also can be visited.

 

 
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

 


 

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Aso & Takachiho 2 days tour

  • Aso

The dynamic nature of Aso and Takachiho where is spreading around Mt. Aso. Mt. 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

 


 

Day 1  Aso, stay Kurokawa Onsen or Aso region

 

Itinerary

Depart  Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Aso

Exploring Aso

Tourist Tram / Minami Aso Rail Way  

  Enjoy the magnificent scenery of Aso from the Tourist Tram

Lunch at Takamori  Dengaku-no sato 

  Enjoy Aso beef and local cuisines called dengaku. The restaurant uses the old private house

  with thatch roof built more than 200 years ago

Kusasenri-ga-hama  

  The vast and beautiful prairie in the crater, enjoy the various seasons from its vivid green

  summer to the fantastic silvery winter, as well as riding horses

Daikanbo

  The perfect spot view the five peak of Mount Aso, the must visiting tourist spot in Aso

Stay at Kurokawa Onsen or Aso region

 


 

Options : the following sites can be arranged as an option

Mount Aso  

  The largest active volcano in Japan. Its peak is 1592 m above sea level

  The site can be visited as per the volcano condition

Nabegataki Waterfall

  Nabegataki Waterfall is a hidden tourist spot, It is very unique waterfalls, actually climb

  behind the falls

 


 

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.

 


 

Lunch

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.


 

Aso Akaushi beef rice bowl

Aso Akaushi laterally means red beef that is unique in that it has a higher proportion of red meat

with just the right amount of fat, combined with great taste, tenderness and healthiness. Aso Akaushi

beer rice bowl is a local cuisine in Aso consisting of a bowl of rice put in a mildly sweet sauce and

topped with Akaushi beef and egg.


 

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.


 

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.


 

Kurokawa Onsen

The most popular Onsen resort in Aso region, 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, 

more than 20 Japanese style accommodations and gift shops standing in a row along the river.


 

Options

 

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. The site can be visited as per the volcano condition.


 

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.


 

Day 2  Takachiho

 

Itinerary

Leave  Hotel

Transfer to Takachiho

Takachiho shrine

The shrine has long history, established 1900 years ago, worship the deity of

agriculture, marriage, traffic safety and protection against misfortunes

lunch at Takachiho, Somen nagashi

   Somen nagashi is the way of eating Somen with waterslide traditionally made by bamboo

Takachiho Gorge

  Dynamic and beautiful gorge, a narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase River

Takachiho Gorge boat riding

   The spot to see waterfalls and the columnar shaped valley together is rare in the world

AmanoIwato shrine

  Here is the birth place of Japanese indigenous religion, Shinto

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Arriva at Fukuoka-city

 


 

Option : the following site can be arranged as an option

Gokase Winery

  You can enjoy sample wines and winery also can be visited

 


 

Where to explore

 

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.


 

Lunch , Somen nagashi

Somen is a kind of noodle which is made by wheat and is usually eaten by dipping style.
Somen nagashi is the way of eating Somen with waterslide traditionally made by bamboo

like as video below. Nagashi means flowing.

 

 

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.


 

Takachiho Gorge boat riding

The most recommended activity at Takachiho Gorge is riding the river that flows down the

base of the gorge on a rental boat.The spot you can see waterfalls and the columnar shaped

valley together is rare in the world. Please enjoy this amazing view from the boat.


 

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.

 


 

Option

Gokase Winery

Gokase Winery is located near Takachiho, in the beautiful plateau at an altitude of 600m.

All the wines are being made from locally grown grapes. There is the tasting corner, you can

enjoy sample wines. Winery also can be visited.

 

 

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

 


 

 HOME    About us   Our Services    Terms and Conditions

 


 

 

Mimitsu

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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.


 


 


 


 

 Location of Hyuga

 

 


 

General information  

Address Mimitsu, Nichinan-city, Miyazaki-prefecture
Access

20 minutes by a vehicle from JR Nichinan-shi Station 


 

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Umagase

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Exploring Umagase

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.


 


 


 

 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 


 

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Udo Shrine

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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


 

The 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.

               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

 

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

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Gokase Winery

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Gokase Winery is located near Takachiho, in the beautiful plateau at an altitude of 600m.

All the wines are being made from locally grown grapes. There is the tasting corner, you

can enjoy sample wines. Winery also can be visited.

 

 

 

 

At the Tenku restaurant, you can enjoy local cosines while looking beautiful scenery of plateau.

 

 

 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.

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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

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Horikiri Pass

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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 


 

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Takachiho Gorge

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The 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. There are two perspectives from

which to enjoy the gorge. The first is from below which is done by rowing down the river.

Rental boats are available at the south end of the gorge, and the water is calm and easy to

navigate. 


 

Exploring Takachiho Gorge

There are two perspectives from which to enjoy the gorge. The first is from below which is

done by rowing down the river. Rental boats are available at the south end of the gorge,

and the water is calm and easy to navigate.  This highly recommended route offers a close

up view of the cliffs and waterfall. 


 


 


 

 Location of Takachiho

       

 


 

General information  

Address

Mitai-oshioi, 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  

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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

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Takachiho shrine

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The shrine has long history, established 1900 years ago, worship the deity of agriculture,

marriage, traffic safety and protection against misfortunes. 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.

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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 

 


 

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