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
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.
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.
Local cuisine , 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.
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.
|Address||Town hall : 13 Mitai, Takachiho-cho, Nishi-usuki-gun, Miyazaki-prefecture|
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|