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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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  • There of Meoto-sugi cedar trees. I'm ashamed, but he also does not remember, such as holding hands with my wife, 3 laps if couples amicably and the Buri or run. However the next day great film. I'm not reverse-direction.
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  • To make you feel old age far Meoto-sugi Cedar roots are connected, the 800-year-old cedar trees is just a sigh. Meoto-sugi cedar in couples and couples hand in hand around the tree three times around and be far along in the ride. I feel that prayers were answered in that hand remarkably longer, such as linking, but I was able to feel fresh.
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  • Shuttle there from each hotel and the time by bus or hotel shuttle bus filled the parking lot. Where it put about 200 people can be seen the four Kagura 365 days a year.
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