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Amanoiwato Shrine, Takachiho-cho

(4.5/5 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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  • Celebrates the new year in Amano iwato shrine sacred and solemn family and can be said is very mean things I think. Also next year or in one of the places I would be soon if you can go in. (^.^) (-.-) (__)
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  • I think I surely have crowded with tourists, but do not give up even in the rain. It was nice and moist and very holy places, rain. Who is sparsely populated, slowly allowed to visit.
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  • Higashi-honganji Temple and Palace Nishimoto; Mini-fridge iwato of heaven, I went to here. Shrine itself is good to go, but I did not feel that good
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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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