Amanoyasu Kawara, Takachiho-cho

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Help other deities lure the sun goddess out of her cave and bring light back to the world at Amanoyasu Kawara. Following a pleasant 15-minute hike through the forest along a stream, you'll stumble upon stacks of stones, which serve as wish towers made by devotees and visitors paying tribute to the sun goddess. You can’t enter the cave, but can instead admire it from an observation deck. The cave is believed to have many spiritual powers and attracts crowds of visitors year-round. It can be reached via Amano Iwato Shrine, some 10 km (6 mi) from Takachino. Using our online itinerary creator, Takachiho-cho attractions like Amanoyasu Kawara can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 16, 2017
    As seen on TV spot! I wanted to go once (^ ^) down along the river walks along the River, is arriving! And come, come stacked stone.
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  • August 16, 2017
    In the cave-like rock and Torii and I think spot very spiritual. It's very beautiful way to get even. Trees, because I felt so much cooler. It is recommended to go with the wet rock is a little worse, so walking shoes.
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  • July 27, 2017
    Amano iwato shrine located in hips by car over the deep mountain village came out to the Japan folklore, scenery and amazing views to the parked cars. From worshiping each cave is called the amanoiwato shrine, sky light big God hidden in toward Tiananmen Kawahara and blossom. I was greeted nicely comes on the river and go down the slope further once out on the road, down the stairs and to the swanky souvenir shops next to the occasional muddy road, crosses the path little snake in my way. Hmmm I was momentarily surprised, good luck or something. I'm sure air for me and had become a strange feeling like going to space clear, the world is a little different from what. River and had a hot day is cool, nice and cool and the views everywhere you look beautiful. And the big caves spread quickly to arrive at its destination, pebbles were pushed to one side. It is space and seems useless chatter, not to do so. Like the only place wishes come true and you could come here, thankfully. I thought I was coming. Without any recent tourist destination full of people that many overseas forever cherish as an important holy place long I thought I want to be to the tokonoma. Hard up road of no return, and I imagine that 50-year-old over 60-year-old past us, even, was that expired during the climb.
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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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