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Takachiho Shrine

1037 Mitai, Nishiusuki-gun, Takachiho-cho 882-1101, Miyazaki Prefecture
+81 982-72-2413
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Interesting performance at night

There is performance called" Okagura". at Shrine during evening. The performance use to have only... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mayumi Y
Incredibly peaceful

The shrine is in the middle of a grove of ancient trees, and the stairs up from the road are... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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1037 Mitai, Nishiusuki-gun, Takachiho-cho 882-1101, Miyazaki Prefecture
+81 982-72-2413
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is performance called" Okagura". at Shrine during evening. The performance use to have only certain month but they perform every night now. So you have dinner at hotel and there is free transfer from hotel to shrine and back. It's really interesting to see...More

Thank Mayumi Y
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The shrine is in the middle of a grove of ancient trees, and the stairs up from the road are shrouded in shade - making the guardian statues all the more menacing. There isn't a lot here - the shrine, a couple of buildings, and...More

Thank Viking_in_Oz
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Was a nicely presented/kept shrine with many noteworthy aspects. No English documentation unfortunately but worth seeing if in the area.

1  Thank Jvak4
Reviewed 21 December 2016

This shrine has a lot of big trees so it is nicely shaded. It is one of the most peaceful and nice shrine I've been to especially during the hot summer weather!

Thank jumpingjewels
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Roaming to the shrine need 10 min from Takachiho bus station and electric assisted bicycle is not necessary. The ceremonial dance performed every evening at 20:00, and 700 yen per person. The staff will give the instructions with English, Chinese, Korea for description the mysterious...More

2  Thank MartinaYen
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This temple is quite easily accessible , no long stair cases , plenty of car park space. It was raining when I visited, although I had to carry around an umbrella , it also meant there were no other visitors when I visited. The amazing...More

1  Thank Joey_SG
Reviewed 6 June 2016

An easy walk from Hotel Takachiho, the shrine is atop a long steep set of stairs. Massive cedars tower over the shrine complex so that darkness prevails even in the light of day. The ancient trees are atmospheric and evocative of the legends of the...More

2  Thank hfot2
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Shrine is not spectacular. But do come for the nightly performance. It is a four part story. It is boring and slow in the beginning but getting interesting in latter part.

1  Thank lsuryoutom
Reviewed 1 March 2016

It locate is the main street, so you must pass by it when you visit Takachiho area. The shrine is quite small, but I love it. It has many big trees and two of them growth together named as couple tree.

1  Thank karenjojo
Reviewed 29 December 2015

A nice temple with spectacular cedar trees. In winter, they perform traditional dances telling about the origin of Japan and the legends of Amaterasu, 700 JPY at 8pm (not sure how many times a week though). It's well worth a visit after spending time visiting...More

1  Thank Utantan
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