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Amano Iwato Shrine

1073-1 Iwato, Takachiho-cho, Nishiusuki-gun 882-1621, Miyazaki Prefecture
+81 982-74-8239
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historic legend + poetic spot

i read a bit on the background of this shrine so was a bit curious about it...when we got there... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
silverspire
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Singapore, Singapore
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We went to visit Amano Iwato Shrine and Amanoyasu Kawara. It's close by together. You can arrange a... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Mayumi Y
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1073-1 Iwato, Takachiho-cho, Nishiusuki-gun 882-1621, Miyazaki Prefecture
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

i read a bit on the background of this shrine so was a bit curious about it...when we got there, some walking downhill before you reach the actual shrine but it's most worth it!! the view is amazing and poetic - running water, moss and...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

We went to visit Amano Iwato Shrine and Amanoyasu Kawara. It's close by together. You can arrange a priest to guided tour Amaterasu's cave and shrine. The cave is already collapsed and I couldn't see properly. The end of the shrine then you will go...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I visited this shrine on the same day as Takachiho gorge and Takachiho shrine. All very close to each other. I had hired a car which made getting around quite easy. I drove from kurokawa onsen to takachiho. The drive is gorgeous with quite a...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2016

We want to visit Amanoyasu Kawara, as Amano Iwato Shrine is so close together, we visit Amano Iwato Shrine as well. For me Amano Iwato Shrine is not so special, I don’t think it is a must see shrine. However, if you time you can...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2016

This shrine, built near the cave where Amaterasu Omikami hid herself, is a prologue to visiting Amanoyasu Kawara, the magical cavern where the gods met to figure out how to lure Amaterasu out of hiding and return light to the land. Ameterasu’s cave itself cannot...More

3  Thank hfot2
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Reviewed 16 June 2015

I should keep this silent because apparently not many foreigners know about this place and it's gorgeous, mesmerizing, even mysterious. Not so much the temple, but the gorge and grotto a bit further on the road, so don't miss that or you won't understand my...More

2  Thank Jurgen B
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Reviewed 13 December 2014

After the Ama Iwato Shrine, there is a footpath that leads to the Amano Yasukaware cave. It has piles of stones that people have put to mark their pilgrimage to this power spots. The stone piles give a silent and strong message. Not wheelchair accessible.

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Reviewed 21 June 2013

If you have traveled around Japan much at all, you have probably been to a few shinto shrines. Generally these places have a self-serve set-up where guests rinse their hands and mouth at a fountain up front, wonder around the quite grounds looking at the...More

2  Thank Crys C
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Reviewed 11 February 2013

At this shrine you can get a guided tour with one of the priests. The priest prepares you with a cleansing ceremony before you enter. From the shrine, you can look across the valley in the direction of the area where Amaterasu, the goddess of...More

1  Thank Just-Julie-Cairns
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Reviewed 29 December 2011

Near the end of a full day of bus touring, we arrived at Amano Iwato Shrine. There, a priest related the story of the shrine (in Japanese) and then performed a cleansing ritual before we were allowed to enter. No photographs were allowed. From the...More

1  Thank iskating
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