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Amanoiwato Shrine, Takachiho-cho

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Religious Site
Dedicated to the sun goddess, Amanoiwato Shrine was built near the cave where she was believed to have hidden from her pursuers, creating a blackout in the world. Some 10 km (6 mi) from downtown Takachino, the shrine sits on the Iwato River. Believed to have originated in the ninth century, the shrine marks the starting point for a hike to the cave of the sun goddess, whose legend presumably came about thanks to a solar eclipse. After you perform a cleansing ritual, you may proceed to the cave. You can take a guided tour with one of the priests accompanying you, but you won't be allowed to take photos. Plan to visit Amanoiwato Shrine and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Takachiho-cho attractions using our Takachiho-cho tour planner.
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  • 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 taka...  more »
  • 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. ...  more »
  • 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 hidin...  more »
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  • This is still one of my favorite shrines to visit!
  • Nothing too special I think.
  • The cave of Sun God hide has filled with solemn atmosphere.
  • District here in my report "life" [Amaterasu] like the is a sacred place in the Ashram's first bath (miharaiyama), for the purposes. (Grandmother's) back in Kyushu, Japan three years ago had not made visits every year for nearly 40 years, was moved to the Kansai (immigration) and annually, the basin's...... in his new year's day always worship we rehearse our.  Work patterns, each year is no 11/25...... my life and way of life vision official visits of the master's life he also obtained with. Words of power spot, now in circulation in recent years, but here... see Amano iwato shrine"from hundreds of thousands years ago what one unchanged, is holy ground. Down along the River only 10 minutes on foot from the main shrine, and there "Heavenly Peace River". As soon as I crossed the bridge, there are small stone across the ground, Yao Wan God who can be met. "Conviction" can be reached in the area of the God, Amano iwato shrine, Nishinomiya and Crown Prince outside. Nishinomiya (seiguu) the "object of worship" [effect Amaterasu] is like hiding your location. (Office) are charged and, if you wish you can visit for tour groups, who also. The Crown Prince (touguu) [Amaterasu] is if you want to hide your guests is a "Palace" is coming out from the cave was, and had been living. There are 'Ashram' at the back of your company here. Your visits will be to have your wishes. Amano iwato shrine, at the very least how to minimize visits, only this will protect your would like to wish, to cite in there!
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  • Please God / (Nishimoto Palace) Dainichi 孁 tout, (Higashi-honganji Temple) was floating in the Cedar heaven light Emperor Daijingu shrine in face of Munch's the scream. I didn't know priest presided over many years. Also that is my God-tinged air, was a shrine of the exception. To apply at this shrine to the amanoiwato shrine is. Sanctuaries for on-site photo shoots also NG's. If you request Kagura is where you will find dancing Kagura.
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