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Amanoiwato Shrine, Takachiho-cho

(4.4/5 based on 240+ 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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  • Less sunshine in the mountains, very cold. They shocked the air, is perfect for a mysterious atmosphere of the shrine. The firm measures against cold. Amano-iwato detached us waiting room is nice warm stove. It was a nice service.
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  • It is a telling Amano-iwato detached myth described in the Kojiki and Nihonshoki Japan, iwato is Amaterasu (Amaterasu) relating to you enshrined as an object of worship and shrines. In Kojiki and Nihonshoki Japan Amaterasu, wildly (when ease of use hatchet) source lives in his brother's anger, received instructions and the amanoiwato shrine, the thing was 籠mora in the iwato shrine. On the object of worship "amanoiwato" with"can visit from Nishimoto shrine. Iwato River on the opposite bank to Higashi-honganji Temple and here Amaterasu enshrines and that it is.
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  • The historical approach. New DW but it seems. Rind in preference, what looks simple bare. Looks interesting is surrounded by walls of the shrine. It is a feel good too and quite a variety of buildings and many trees. Parking and entrance to the large probably is kind of funny that probably God figure is positioned. Not only people who went to the GW am. And empty roads, may be off the beaten path.
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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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