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Takachiho Shrine

1037 Mitai, Takachiho-cho, Nishiusuki-gun 882-1101, Miyazaki Prefecture
+81 982-72-2413
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Lovely shrine, wonderful old trees

Takachiho Shrine, or Ama-no-Iwato-ninja is a place of peace and quiet and contemplation. The... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Tanja S
,
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Most come for the kagura but the shrine itself is lovely too

The shrine is not large, just a few buildings—but the buildings are lovely. There are some... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Marie H
,
Tokyo, Japan
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“old trees” (6 reviews)
“three times” (3 reviews)
“every night” (2 reviews)
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1037 Mitai, Takachiho-cho, Nishiusuki-gun 882-1101, Miyazaki Prefecture
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+81 982-72-2413
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Takachiho Shrine, or Ama-no-Iwato-ninja is a place of peace and quiet and contemplation. The Shinto Shrine is honouring the cave where Amaterasu hid. In Japanese mythology, Amaterasu is the Sun Goddess and the most sacred of all Shinto deities. Amaterasu, in fury and grief because...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

The shrine is not large, just a few buildings—but the buildings are lovely. There are some exquisite carved reliefs on the sides of the honden (main shrine building) as well as some sacred trees here and there. If you come at 7 in the evening...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

We walked around the gorge via the trail, and hiked for some steps to reach the Takachiho Shrine. The place was tranquil. There was a big tree with a myth that walking around it three times would bring you good marriage. Otherwise not very special...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

The shrine is surrounded by many tall old trees and the area is very quiet which made you feel very serene and peaceful. It's a small shrine but it's still worthwhile for a stop and on a nice day, I highly recommend taking a hike...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

The old trees around the shrine give it a very serene feel to the area. Late autumn to early winter session, is a good walk with the family, just to have some inner peace.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Just went to the hour long dance. It was interesting for first 2 minutes and then really boring. I think the Japanese found it ok for a bit however and may like it but for westerners it was really long and not worth your time.

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

There is performance called" Okagura". at Shrine during evening. The performance use to have only certain month but they perform every night now. So you have dinner at hotel and there is free transfer from hotel to shrine and back. It's really interesting to see...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

The shrine is in the middle of a grove of ancient trees, and the stairs up from the road are shrouded in shade - making the guardian statues all the more menacing. There isn't a lot here - the shrine, a couple of buildings, and...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Was a nicely presented/kept shrine with many noteworthy aspects. No English documentation unfortunately but worth seeing if in the area.

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Reviewed 22 December 2016

This shrine has a lot of big trees so it is nicely shaded. It is one of the most peaceful and nice shrine I've been to especially during the hot summer weather!

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