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Amanoyasu Kawara

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Address: Iwato, Nishiusuki-gun, Takachiho-cho 882-1621, Miyazaki Prefecture
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Unique Shrine

A unique shrine in that you have a beautiful river and unusal stacks of rocks. The shrine itself is in a cave. Definitely recommend to see since it's unsual!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

A unique shrine in that you have a beautiful river and unusal stacks of rocks. The shrine itself is in a cave. Definitely recommend to see since it's unsual!

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San Francisco, California
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Beautiful nature hike to the shrine. Lots of water and nice setting for taking picture along the way.

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1 Thank lsuryoutom
Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

When I visited there the first time. I experienced goose bumps. I felt something spiritual. Different atmosphere. Am I so sensitive? You'll find when you get there. If you visit Takachiho, don't miss it!

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

There’s a pleasant 15-min walk to the shrine, and once you got there, you will be amazed by its uniqueness and ambience! The shrine is small but the dramatic setting can be quite mesmerizing. Around the shrine, extending all the way to the river, there are also towers and towers of rocks which is a wish-making Japanese rituals, and that’s... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

It is a small shrine, but really worth to visit. You need to walk downhill for about 15 mins, the view is nice. As the shrine is in the cave, it is a bit dark. So try to go there earlier with the sunlight. The is a small parking lot near the entry or you may park your car at... More 

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Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

I am usually skeptical when I hear the word “magical” used to describe a site. But Amano Yasukawara is indeed magical. The anticipation of arriving at the cave, while walking along the stream, is heightened as you come across first one stack of small stones, then another, and another, and another. By the time you get to the cave you... More 

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Kobe, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

A fantastic place to visit with a nice walk along the river. The cave where the goddess Amaterasu is said to have hidden from her pursuers. Better not to spoil the surprise and discover the amazingly patient people who have added to the place stone by stone !! On the way back, there is a terrace restaurant called Amaterasu (how... More 

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Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

This is an incredible site. Anyone with an interest in Japanese history and mythology or an appreciation for culture would love this place. It's a bit of a walk from the main parking lot, but this results in a wonderfully secluded feel, even when surrounded by other tourists. The shrine itself boasts a rare atmosphere of mystery, and the nearby... More 

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Osaka, Japan
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70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

This palace is simply beautiful. A pure sense of connection to history and nature in the same time. Make some stone arrangements by yourself to leave your mark. You sure need car but parking and entrance is free. Don't miss it.

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Singapore
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56 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014

A bit of a walk from the carpark but well worth it. Unusual place. Kids tried to find stones/pebbles for stacking but most were already taken. Nice place to visit.

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