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Takachiho Shrine

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Address: 1037 Mitai, Nishiusuki-gun, Takachiho-cho 882-1101 , Miyazaki Prefecture
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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!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Roaming to the shrine need 10 min from Takachiho bus station and electric assisted bicycle is not necessary. The ceremonial dance performed every evening at 20:00, and 700 yen per person. The staff will give the instructions with English, Chinese, Korea for description the mysterious story of God. Everyone can enjoy the Dance with 4 part without a word.

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1 Thank MartinaYen
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This temple is quite easily accessible , no long stair cases , plenty of car park space. It was raining when I visited, although I had to carry around an umbrella , it also meant there were no other visitors when I visited. The amazing tall cedars were breathtaking and even though it is not far from the road, felt... More 

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Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 709 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

An easy walk from Hotel Takachiho, the shrine is atop a long steep set of stairs. Massive cedars tower over the shrine complex so that darkness prevails even in the light of day. The ancient trees are atmospheric and evocative of the legends of the gods. The most famous are the two wedded cedars which are tied together. When we... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Shrine is not spectacular. But do come for the nightly performance. It is a four part story. It is boring and slow in the beginning but getting interesting in latter part.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

It locate is the main street, so you must pass by it when you visit Takachiho area. The shrine is quite small, but I love it. It has many big trees and two of them growth together named as couple tree.

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Kobe, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

A nice temple with spectacular cedar trees. In winter, they perform traditional dances telling about the origin of Japan and the legends of Amaterasu, 700 JPY at 8pm (not sure how many times a week though). It's well worth a visit after spending time visiting Takachiho gorges. If you're a runner, do mot miss MarathonTei in the main street leading... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

화려하거나 웅장한 신사는 아니었지만 주변의 맑은 공기와 신사를 압도하는 크기의 몇백년씩 된 거대한 나무가 인상적이었습니다. 오히려 자연의 위대함 앞에 겸손함 같아서 다른 곳에서 보았던 거대한 규모의 신사나 눈에 잔상을 감길 것 같이 강렬한 붉은 색의 신사보다 더 신사 같다고 느꼈습니다. Takachiho Shrine was not grand or eye-cathcing like some of the other shrines I have visited, but I think the... More 

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Bangkok
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100 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

This shrine is very close to the Takachiho Gorge. It has very beautiful tall trees with the leaves turning yellow. As its my 1st visit to Japan, it gave me a cultural feel of the how devotee pay their respects n made their wishes.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This shrine is one of the oldest shrines in Japan with rich history. It's a beautiful shrine and accessible for all.

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