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Day 6 Takachiho

                                                                                     Self-guided 11 days Kyushu tour


Located in the center of the Kyushu mountain area where about 40km away from Aso and is steeped

in 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.



Check out Hotel in Kagoshima

Transfer to Kumamoto by JR Shinkansen from Kagoshima-chuo to Kumamoto station

Transfer and exploring Takachio by the use of a Chartered taxi

Lunch at Takachiho, Somen nagashi

Takachiho Gorge

Takachiho Gorge boat riding

Amano Iwato Shrine

Transfer to Aso and stay Aso



Where to explore



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

The narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase RiverThe 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 Takachiho, Amano Iwato Shrine was built near the Cave where is place of the Shinto origin story.





 - Self-guided 11 days Kyushu tour