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Takachiho shrine



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 cedars

During 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.




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  


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


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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