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Kyushu Travel Guide

Takachiho travel guide

 

Takachiho offers dynamic and beautiful 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, hid herself in a cave, prompting the other gods and 

goddesses to try and lure her out.

Enjoy the dynamic and beautiful nature of Takachioho Gorge and

find the roots of Japanese culture in the birth place of Japanese mythology.  

 


 

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 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.

 


 

Amano Iwato shrine 

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

Takachiho is the site of one of the best known 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.

 

 


 

Highlight 

Kagura

Kagura is a sacred song and dance for god, and is a Japanese word referring to specific

type of Shinto theatrical dance with roots arguably predating those Noh.

A massively shortened version of Takachiho Yokagura is performed for tourists every night

throughout the year at the Takachiho Shrine.

 

 


 

 Location of Takachiho

 

       

 

 


 

General information  

Address Town hall : 13 Mitai, Takachiho-cho, Nishi-usuki-gun, Miyazaki-prefecture
Access

1 hour and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Aso-city

1 hour and 50 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

2 hours and 50 minutes by a vehicle from Nichinan-city

2 hours and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Miyazaki-city

1 hour and 15 minutes by a vehicle from Hyuga-city

Population 13,600   Population density 50

 

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

please ring our office a call in English    Tel : +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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