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Takachiho Gorge
Takachiho Gorge
Takachiho Gorge
Takachiho Gorge

Takachiho Gorge was formed by eruptions of Mt.Aso. You can enjoy the sheer cliffs, 17 meter Manai waterfall and Takachiho 3 bridges.Takachiho Gorge Lighting-up was selected as one of a beautiful lighting-up of Japan.(A night view of inheritance of Japan)

Takachiho Gorge Rental Boat Page

Takachiho Gorge
Takachiho Amaterasu Railway
Takachiho Amaterasu Railway
Takachiho Amaterasu Railway
Takachiho Amaterasu Railway

Takachiho railway disconnected in 2008. Takachiho Amaterasu Railway uses Takachiho Railway track for tourists called “Super Cart”. You can see Terraced Rice Fields, Tunnel with lighting-up and the magnificent view from a 105-meter Takachiho Bridge. It's a 30-minute and 5.1km round trip.

Takachiho Amaterasu Railway
Takachiho Shrine
Takachiho Shrine
Takachiho Shrine
Takachiho Shrine

Takachiho Shrine is a representative shrine in Takachiho area and has about 1900-year history.

Takachiho Shrine
Amanoiwato shrine & Amanoyasukawara
Amanoiwato shrine & Amanoyasukawara
Amanoiwato shrine & Amanoyasukawara
Amanoiwato shrine & Amanoyasukawara

Amanoiwato Shrine enshrines Amaterasu-Omikami. Also it enshrined Amanoiwato where Amaterasu-Omikami hid in Amanoiwato mythology as a sacred object. Amanoyasukawara where many gods gathered and discussed to lure Amaterasu-Omikani from the Amanoiwato, is located 15 minute-walk from Amanoiwato Shrine West Building.

Amanoiwato shrine & Amanoyasukawara
Aratate Shrine
Aratate Shrine

Aratate Shrine is the place Sarutahiko-no-mikoto (Who guided Ninigi-no-mikoto while his descending) and Ame-Uzume-no-mikoto lived after they had got married. From this story, Aratate Shrine is famous for a god of match-making.

Kushifuru Shrine
Kushifuru Shrine

Kushifuru Shrine enshrines Ninigi-no-mikoto, the grandchild of Amaterasu-Omikami. According to Japanese Mythology, Ninigi-no-mikoto descended to Takachiho with many gods to govern the world.

Takachiho-no-Yokagura
Takachiho-no-Yokagura

Takachiho-no-Yokagura is perfomed from November to February. Every year, they set the date and the place called Kagura-yado at each settlement to give thanks to this year’s harvest and pray for next year’s great harvest. They perform 33 episodes featuring Japanese Mythology throughout the night.

Kunimigaoka
Kunimigaoka

Kunimigaoka is named from Mythology in Takachiho. In the mythology, Tateiwatatsu-no-mikoto who is said to be a grandchild of the first emperor dropped by this place on the way to Chikushinokuni. Kunimigaoka got one star Michelin rating in 2011 and is famous for the sea of the clouds.

Kyushu Olle Takachiho Course
Kyushu Olle Takachiho Course

“OLLE” started from Jeju Island and "Kyushu OLLE” is kind of the sister version of “Jeju OLLE”. By walking Takachiho Olle Course, you can enjoy Takachiho’s nature, history and culture with five senses. (12.3 km)

The Hot Water of TAKACHIHO<br>(Takachiho Onsen)
The Hot Water of TAKACHIHO
(Takachiho Onsen)

The Hot Water of TAKACHIHO(Takachiho Onsen) has a big bath, a dry sauna and an outdoor bath. Also it has a relaxing room you can use after taking bath.