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. Plan to visit Takachiho Shrine and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Takachiho-cho attractions using our Takachiho-cho trip itinerary app .
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  • The shrine is not large, just a few buildings—but the buildings are lovely. There are some exquisite carved reliefs on the sides of the honden (main shrine building) as well as some sacred trees here ...  more »
  • It is a solemn impression is surrounded by forest in the Takachiho-八十八, Soja shrine. That Minamoto no Yoritomo dedicated iron guardian is designated and attractions.
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  • When you come to the Takachiho Gorge with falls in Temple recommend. Been to Takachiho shrine by shuttle bus, parked near the boat landing if possible visit. Go back to the car on the promenade is recommended. Even its sacred precincts, famous as the spot felt firsthand.
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  • It was a great experience to visit such a historical sight. I went to the shrine and the boat area. I enjoyed the boat very much. It was a breathtaking experience. I did not have much time to explore all the excitement Takachiho had to offer but it was a good experience.
  • Nothing especially special. I didn't find the yokagura anything particularly fascinating. But then again such things do not move me. The shrine itself is pretty and was great fun. Had the largest piece of corn on New Year's Eve!
  • Here is the good start point to go to Takachiho gorge. After looking around shrine, then try to walk it!
  • Pleasant shrine to visit, no pushy souvenir shops.
  • nice place and smell good wood flavor.
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