Amanoiwato Shrine, Takachiho-cho

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#2 of 6 in Historic Sites in Nishiusuki-gun
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 see Amanoiwato Shrine and other attractions that appeal to you using our Takachiho-cho online trip builder .
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  • October 3, 2017
    At that meeting God there Tianhe Hara just 15 minutes on foot from Amano-iwato detached shrine Nishimoto Palace Nishimoto Palace iwato of heaven there is a small shrine under large rocks. Seems to be a habit that lots of stone and the stone to masonry.
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  • October 3, 2017
    It was where I wanted to go from the previous one. You could visit this desire. In far more than had been previously introduced in the TV footage was wonderfully impressed. With the guidance of the priest visited the Holy places. Cypress smells quite nice smelling fragrance on one side, listening to the description of the myth was impressed. Become very friendly feel. It is also a place you want to go.
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  • September 30, 2017
    This is example Amaterasu is hidden iwato shrine. Not this feature we can walk to the back, but also hidden holes. A poor guide to how old it is from. I think chirahora Guide, so it might secretly have commentary is so good. Famous Valley boat is different, so don't confuse please. Is a historical right shrine--where Japan began just a funny thing I wrote. Please enjoy yourself.
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  • May 5, 2017
    This is still one of my favorite shrines to visit!
  • May 11, 2017
    Nothing too special I think.
  • September 21, 2016
    The cave of Sun God hide has filled with solemn atmosphere.
  • June 16, 2017
    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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  • June 4, 2017
    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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Where the mountain roads all convene at Honmachi, the main accommodations of Takachiho-cho can be found. As with other important locations in Japanese mythology and spirituality, Takachiho-cho possesses a good mix of simple guesthouses for pilgrims and backpackers, as well as some upmarket options, including luxury hotels and traditional guesthouses with limited numbers of rooms and quintessentially Japanese decorations throughout. Follow each of the main roads out of town, and you'll find similar options in more isolated locations.
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