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Is a Place that you will never Forget

You can fell the spirtual power o fthe place when you going close. I have been in japan for many... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
Mauro P
Spooky and delightful

Who doesn’t love caves!? Especially caves where some scheming between some Shinto gods allegedly... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Marie H
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Iwato, Takachiho-cho, Nishiusuki-gun 882-1621, Miyazaki Prefecture
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

You can fell the spirtual power o fthe place when you going close. I have been in japan for many times, almost 15 years and this is the first place touched me very much. I think not need a lond description becouse need to be...More

Thank Mauro P
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Who doesn’t love caves!? Especially caves where some scheming between some Shinto gods allegedly went down eons ago. There can be a long line to make your way here to pay your respects at the shrine, but the gorgeous river scenery nullifies all that. It’s...More

Thank Marie H
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I was grew up and lived in Japan so long.... but I visited there first time in my life.It is spiritual place and different atmosphere.You'll find different when you get there. If you visit Takachiho, don't miss it!

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Decided that I needed to see this place first hand after seeing an article in a magazine featuring the stacks of stones. It did not disappoint! Everything from the tale of Amaterasu hiding here to the creativity of people to stack stones and rocks for...More

Thank Sterling E
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

This is a very impressive place to visit, very different from temples you see around Japan. You can really feel the ancient history when you visit this cave.

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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

It was around 5pm already when we got here, air is so fresh like any other place around the area. Just a small walk from the car park (10 mins?) to where the kawara is. Japanese stack little pieces of stones up for making wishes,...More

1  Thank d_trips66
Reviewed 31 July 2016

A unique shrine in that you have a beautiful river and unusal stacks of rocks. The shrine itself is in a cave. Definitely recommend to see since it's unsual!

1  Thank jumpingjewels
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Beautiful nature hike to the shrine. Lots of water and nice setting for taking picture along the way.

1  Thank lsuryoutom
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

When I visited there the first time. I experienced goose bumps. I felt something spiritual. Different atmosphere. Am I so sensitive? You'll find when you get there. If you visit Takachiho, don't miss it!

1  Thank deo1214
Reviewed 30 March 2016

There’s a pleasant 15-min walk to the shrine, and once you got there, you will be amazed by its uniqueness and ambience! The shrine is small but the dramatic setting can be quite mesmerizing. Around the shrine, extending all the way to the river, there...More

1  Thank Irene I
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