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Exploring Takachiho

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Takachiho offers dynamic and powerful Takachiho Gorge and birthplace of Shinto which is

Japanese indigenouse religion. 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.





A Private car and English speaking driver will meet you at designated place

such as Airport or Hotel and navigate you the Takachiho tour

8:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Takachiho using Kyushu Expressway, 2 hours and 50 minutes 

Takachiho shrine 

lunch at Takachiho, Somen nagashi

Takachiho Gorge

Takachiho Gorge boat riding

Amano Iwato shrine

Transfer to Fukuoka-city using Kyushu Expressway

18:00 Arrive at Fukuoka-city



Where to Explore


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.





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 

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 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 TakachihoAmano Iwato Shrine was built near the Cave where is place of the Shinto origin story.



 - Takachiho tour