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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


 

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Takachiho Gorge boat riding

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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.

 

 


 

   

 

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And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,

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Amano Iwato Shrine

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Takachiho is a birth place of Japanese indigenouse religion, Shinto. There is a story of Shinto

origin in the Cave behind of Amano Iwato Shrine, and Amano Yasugawara. In the story,

Amaterasu, the Shito sun goddess, became so outraged by her brother’s cruel pranks that

she hid herself in a cave, refusing to come out and depriving the world of her life-giving light.

 All of the other gods and goddesses gathered to lure her out. They tried everything they

could think of to no avail until one goddess performed an outrageously ribald dance that

caused the other gods to roar with laughter. Amaterasu left the cave to see what all the fun

was about, and in doing so she returned her light to the world.

 


 

Amano Iwato Shrine

About ten kilometers outside of central Takachiho, Amano Iwato 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 from where you can gaze across the river. In order to access the observation

deck, you need to inquire at the shrine entrance, and a priest will give you a quick guided tour.

 


 

Amano Yasukawara

A short walk down the road from Amano Iwato Shrine is a path that leads down to the river
below. After a few minutes on this path you will see neat little piles of stones stacked along 
the river by previous visitors to mark their pilgrimage to this “power spot”.
arther along, the stacks become more numerous until you are surrounded by literally
thousands of them as far as you can see. Eventually the path leads to a simple shrine
inside a cave known as Amano Yasugawara

This is said to be the cave where the gods and goddesses met to discuss their strategy

of luring Amaterasu out of hiding. The natural beauty of the cave and river lined by

countless stacks of stones make Amano Yasukawara a place not to miss. 

 


 

 Location of Takachiho

       

 


 

General information  

Address

1073-1 Amano-iwato, Takachiho-cho, Nishi-Usuki-gun, Miyazaki-prefecture

Access

120 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto IC

150 minutes by a vehicle from Oita IC

150 minutes by a vehicle from Miyazaki


 

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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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5 days Kyushu tour for Malaysian customer

Type of the tour : Tailor made tour

Country of customer : Malaysia

Number of participant s: 4person

Schedule : Nov 2 through Nov6, 2019

Transportation : Chartered jumbo taxi

Guide: English speaking driver

Where to explore

 Fukuoka, Takachiho, Aso, Yufuin, Beppu, Ukiha

 


 

Tour result

 

Day 1, Nov 2

8:20   Arrive at Fukuoka Airport by SQ656

10:00-15:30 Itoshima sightseeing

  Mataichino shio, Keya Cave cruise, Raizan Snnyoji temple

 

Stay at Hotel Monte Hermana

 


 

Day 2, Nov3

9:30  leave the hotel

Transfer to Takachiho

12:00-13:00 Lunch at Hotel grateful Takachiho

Exploring Takachiho ; Takachiho Gorge, Takachiho Shrine

  

Transfer to Aso

 Exploring Aso ;  Mt.Aso, Daikanbo, Kusasenri-ga-hama

 

Stay at Oyado Kafugetsu Kurokawa

 


 

Day 3, Nov 4

9:00  leave the hotel

Transfer to Yufuin

 Exploring Yufuin ; Yufuin floral village, Kinrinko Lake, Yunotubo avenue

 

Lunch at Yufuin yufu mabushi Shin Ekimae

 

Stay at Yufuin Bath Satoyama-safu

 


 

Day 4, Nov5

9:00  leave the hotel

Beppu hell tour, foot bath

 

Lunch : Tempura

Stay at Hana Beppu Hotel

 


 

Day 5, Nov 6

9:00  leave the hotel

Transfer to Fukuoka via Ukiha

Ukiha Inari Shrine

Lunch at Shirakabe (local special cuisine)

Fukuoka sightseeing

Stay at Mitsui Garden Hotel Fukuoka Gion

 


 

What our Customer have to say

Our family of four recently engaged the service of Japan-Kyushu-tourist to show us around

Kyushu region. From the first enquiry Mr Masa Kondo and subsequently follow-up by

Ms Takako Hanami were very responsive and prompt in their email correspondence.

They have good suggestions for places to visit as well as restaurants that served local cuisines.

Since it’s a private tour we can dictate what we want to see and the length of stay at each attraction.

This made it very flexible and suited our style of travel. We take as long as we wanted wandering,

taking in the sights and many photo opportunities. The vehicle they arranged was top-notch with

plenty of room for comfort.

 

As for Mr Ko we cannot say enough good things about him. He is a careful driver who accompanied

us for five full days exploring Kyushu. His service is outstanding, professional, helpful, and courteous.

He is very punctual in picking us every morning. He is also very knowledgeable about the region of

Kyushu and respond to our questions promptly. The vehicle was kept clean and comfortable

throughout our trip.

 

Overall we had an enjoyable trip and it made it more so with a good driver/escort who is passionate

about his job. We would highly recommend japan-Kyushu-tourist and Mr Ko’s service to anyone

who is looking for a private tour in Kyushu.

 


 

Should you need further information or assistances 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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Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour

 

The tour covers the major tourist destinations in the Central Kyushu.

The areas to be traveled including Takachiho formed huge caldera eruptions occurring

over a rage of 90,000 to 300,000 years ago.

As the result of the history of the earth, dynamic scenic beauty where you never seen before

can be enjoyed at any places during the tour.

And also, Takachiho is known as birth place of Japanese mythology,

 


 

Travelling route

 

Day 1 : Fukuoka-city  → Kumamoto →   Aso  →  stay at Kurokawa Onsen

Day 2 :  Aso  sightseeing →   stay at Kurokawa Onsen

Day 3 : Takachiho sightseeing  → Fukuoka-city 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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  

Itinerary

Depart  Fukuoka-city  → transfer to  Kumamoto   ( 100 minutes)

Sight seeing Kumamoto   : Kumamoto Castle and  Suizenji-koen Park   

Transfer to Aso

Sightseeing AsoDaikanbo   

Stay at  Kurokawa Onsen

 

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

Kikuchi Valley

 


 

Where to explore

 

Kumamoto Castle

The Castle is one of the three great castles and one of the 100 best places in Japan to

view cherry blossoms. Due to the Earthquakes in 2016, several of the castle’s shacihoko ornaments

were destroyed, and a large number of kawara tiles also fell from the roof. Now the restoration activities

are being performed as fast as possible. Now, the Kumamoto Castle can be seen from the outside of

the moats surrounding the castle.


 

Suizenji-koen Park

Imitated the beautiful scenery of Japan, is a refined circular garden of Momoyama period style and 

represents the 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road including Mt. Fuji.

The fresh springs in the garden release clean, cold water, which flows there from Mount Aso via

underground currents.

 


 

Daikanbo 

A Mecca for tourists visiting 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. Early in the morning, the clouds had spread out below us, and hung

over the caldera as if they were a large sea.

 

Over view from Daikanbo

 At the top
 Observatory place 

 

Kurokawa Onsen

One of the most popular hot spring resort, located on the northern side of  Mt. 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.

 


 

Option

 

Kikuchi Valley

Enjoy short trekking in the Nature. Kikuchi Valley is located in Aso Kuju National Park and

underground water flows out of the subsoil for 4km along the valley floor.  It is also called the

Kikuchi water source and its water was selected as one of the 100 best waters in Japan.

 


 

Day 2   

Itinerary

Depart Kurokawa Onsen

Kusasenri-ga-hama  

Mount Aso, Nakadake

Local cuisines lunch at Takamori Dengaku-no sato   

Exploring Minami Aso by Tourist Tram   Minami Aso Rail Way

Stay at Kurokawa Onsen

 

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

Aso shrine 

Nabegataki Waterfalls 

Sensui-kyo ravine

 


 

Where to explore

 

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.

 


 

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.

 

 Japan’s largest active volcano

 Look down the Crater  Around the Crater
 

 

Featured restaurant / Takamori Dengaku-no sato 

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.

 


 

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.

 

 

 


 

Option

 

Aso shrine 

The shrine is located in the center of the caldera of Mt. Aso and the caldera is known as
the largest in the world in which people are actually living.

Aso Shrine is popular as a god protecting worshipers from traffic accidents, and exorcism,

marriae, and learning. Aso shrine one of the oldest and most prominent shrines in Japan. 

 


 

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 clim b behind the falls to see how the water has

carved out the rock over the year.

 


 

Sensui-kyo ravine

Located in a place with an altitude of 900m of the foot in Mout Aso Nakadake, where a dynamic

view of the Aso valley and northern part of Aso Caldera can look down under their view. Sensui-kyo

is one of the most beautiful places of azalea in Kyushu, about 50,000 shares of azaleas dye whole

area pink from the middle of May to the beginning of June.

 


 

Day 3  

Itinerary

Check out Kurokawa Onsen

transfer to Takachiho

Sightseening Takachiho  : Takachiho Gorge Takachiho Shrine Amano Iwato Shrine

Back to Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to explore

 

Takachiho Gorge

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.

 


 

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.

The light that filters through, brings with it an air of calm, peaceful reverence.

 


 

Amano Iwato Shrine

Legends of Japanese mythology. In the story, Amaterasu, the Shito sun goddess, became so

outraged by her brother’s cruel pranks that she hid herself in a cave, refusing to come out and 

depriving the world of her life-giving light. 

 

 


 

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