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Day 7 Hyuga & Takachiho

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Hyuga is a bay city, facing the Hyuga nada Sea. The whole area along Cape Hyuga with its many 

exposed rocks is designated as the Nippo-Kaigan Quasi-National Park.  Umagase at the top of

Cape Hyuga misaki is a precipitous cliff of pillar-like rock, towering as high as 70m.

Takachiho is 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




Leave Hotel in Miyazaki

Transfer to Hyuga

Cruz Sea


Transfer to Takachiho

Lunch at Takachiho, Somen nagashi

Takachiho Gorge

Takachiho Gorge boat riding

Amano Iwato Shrine

Stay at Takachiho, Japanese style Hotel, included denner and breakfast

Japanese style kaiseki dinner included local specialty cuisines




Where to explore




Cruz Sea

Your dream come true here. The Cruz Sea is an area of ocean that appears to have a cross in

it when viewed from an observatory. This cape is known as a ria coast; the “cross shape” was

created by the narrow terrain here being eroded by rivers, resulting in a cross-shaped sea route.




Exciting scenery created by raging wave of Hyuga Sea. The coastline here is a ria coastline,

marked by intricate waterways sandwiched between cliffs. The cliffs here are 70m high and

the waves’ splashing against them is an enchanting sight.







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.






Let’s meet the old days of Japan. The area in the city is designated a National Important

Preservation District for Groups of Historic buildings, and there remain much of the atmosphere 

of the 19th century, including buildings of old times, earthen walls, and stone pavements.



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.



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.











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