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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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  • Every winter to visit. Here is Higashi-honganji Temple and Palace Nishimoto, Nishimoto Palace is often sent you. Try carrying a foot into the Higashi honganji Temple once. Also popular (secluded) is low and slowly you can pray. Is about major Nishimoto Palace here always worshiping from afar, our first in Office please. Had fitted a box offers you information, free pay "clean" from this year. So far rare is free, without personally is the problem. You can become a sacred heart and receive information. And after stretch break legs up to here, please also see Tiananmen River". In a double can inject a sacred power. It is an important place from which to visit us every year.
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  • It's about 3 hours by car from Miyazaki Airport. (East Kyushu road is mostly one lane per direction) also wrote with higher elevations for winter tire should have. Takachiho shrine and Takachiho Gorge around the last time I walked in Amano iwato shrine. Takachiho shrine, Takachiho-Kyo Gorge and also a mysterious thinking I was sightseeing. Amano iwato shrine that was most mysterious! (Subjective) from the shrine at about ten minutes walk from Tiananmen Square Kawara Palace there are. There are out as mysterious! Come experience.
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  • Takachiho Gorge seen from has visited the shrine. Cave called Amaterasu hid themselves, "amanoiwato" is on the back of the sanctuary was prohibited. So sorry. Located along the river for winter and cold.
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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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