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Takachiho Shrine, Takachiho-cho

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Head to the center of the tall cedar grove to find Takachiho Shrine, a simple complex of wooden buildings known for staging performances of the myth connected with the shrine. Legend has it that Amaterasu, the Shinto goddess of the sun, hid in a cave nearby and refused to come out, plunging the world into darkness. The other gods and goddesses brought her out of the cave by dancing outrageously, making each other laugh so much that Amaterasu came out to see what was going on, and thus bringing light back to the world. Today, actors put on masked performances of the legend to entertain visitors and educate them about this important tale from Japanese mythology. Make Takachiho Shrine part of your personalized Takachiho-cho itinerary using our Takachiho-cho trip itinerary maker.
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  • Believe that a prominent place, but felt something very special. I thought it was so close by Amano iwato shrine, Takachiho-Kyo Gorge to go with them?
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  • Please 800-year-old Chichibu osugi's sacred tree is. Soja shrine in Takachiho Gorge. Because it was raining, it was a solemn atmosphere of the bells and whistles.
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  • When the last time I went to this shrine parking lot is full. That we leave on place a little away, but without a nearby car park and walked over, but before the shrine with many people already don't have much time and flee. Also I never go when you come around here, swing or realized. Unfortunately it was rainy and 止meremashita cars in the parking lot immediately. This is lucky. But with the river is some stone steps to the temple, did tell the intensity of the rain. Up and just left there a stunning Cedar of the 800-year-old. The atmosphere long, solemn shrine, Takachiho-Jinja shrine mikenunomicoto rough shake of painting to vanquish the demon-God 8. It is recommended to look at because this same thing that wooden shrine at the back.
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