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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. 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




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. 





General information  


Mitai-oshioi, 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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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 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.




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.



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


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.







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Amano Iwato Shrine



Takachiho is a birth place of Japanese indigenous 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 Shinto 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”.
Farther 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. 



General information  


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


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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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.




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



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.



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