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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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  • I went with my colleagues. Environment surrounded by high trees, are standing in solemn shrine, etc.. Takachiho travel is mast.
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  • Navigate to the Takachiho bus by bus from Kumamoto airport, then by bus to Takachiho shrine. You could come without delay in connecting bus. There were 1 hour and 40 minutes until the next bus
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  • Located in the heart of the Takachiho-Cho. Easy-to-use, so free parking is also provided. A lot of big trees and koshikake, a solemn shrine. Will be overwhelmed by the atmosphere. Traditions of Takachiho night Kagura daily it seems.
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