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Amanoiwato Shrine, Takachiho-cho
(4.4/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Saw the amanoiwato "so must have guide priest if you want. (Got mine donation amount in your mind) is free. Time is not at gathered some guides. (Not go) can be entered at the amanoiwato "with just as good in this guide is able to better understand origin, such as that described in connection with the Emperor, and the emperor have practice with, to feel the beginning of Japan. That look at the letter but did not interest is detail of the priest was so deeply moved.
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  • From the mythological origin and history to the present Emperor of ask,-more! And fell short of the mark. Local people have defended more than 2000 years, the relation to togakushi shrine in Nagano are spectacular as the story.
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  • Sign up at the reception desk and will guide you amanoiwato "with the priest. Detached object of Amano-iwato cave lies halfway up the wall of opposition across the Valley from Nishimoto Palace. Hours 8:30-16:30 is a travel time of 20 minutes.
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  • The cave of Sun God hide has filled with solemn atmosphere.
  • Shrine, is a very nice atmosphere. The city. However, parking lot security guard's feces. Been running in the car in front of the child about caring no go! Ask you with sticks and guards. Keep your mind.
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  • It seems for once upon a time, hidden iwato goddess gods meeting took place. A fantastic location. It was picking up a stone around, piled a lot.
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  • Is the very shrine of the atmosphere. Major traditional Japanese iwato knows most of the people that makes you feel closer to. Simple things before you go in you can feel so good reminds me of story retrospective Temple now seen in?
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  • This is Amano iwato shrine Nishinomiya. The Crown Prince's close by. It is East of Nishinomiya. Nishinomiya whirlpool is from the Crown. The Crown Prince's few tourists. Ask in the Office and could we have object of cave near the priest. But many people who are waiting. Because the divine is recommended.
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