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Takachiho Shrine

1037 Mitai, Nishiusuki-gun, Takachiho-cho 882-1101 , Miyazaki Prefecture
+81 982-72-2413
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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 5 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia

Was a nicely presented/kept shrine with many noteworthy aspects. No English documentation... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Parker, Colorado
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“old trees” (3 reviews)
“cedar” (3 reviews)
“god” (2 reviews)
1037 Mitai, Nishiusuki-gun, Takachiho-cho 882-1101 , Miyazaki Prefecture
+81 982-72-2413
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 5 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.

Thank Jvak4
Reviewed 22 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

1  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 7 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 2 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 30 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
Reviewed 19 December 2015

화려하거나 웅장한 신사는 아니었지만 주변의 맑은 공기와 신사를 압도하는 크기의 몇백년씩 된 거대한 나무가 인상적이었습니다. 오히려 자연의 위대함 앞에 겸손함 같아서 다른 곳에서 보았던 거대한 규모의 신사나 눈에 잔상을 감길 것 같이 강렬한 붉은 색의 신사보다 더 신사 같다고 느꼈습니다. Takachiho Shrine was not grand...More

1  Thank Cindy H
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Daniel S
We are thinking of visiting Takachiho and Takachiho Shrine around 8-9 December. I would like to know when is the Yokagura performance will be on? Is it every night? And at the Shrine? Also, what time does it start and end, and is there an admission fee? Thank you! 12月8−9日ごろ高千穂と高千穂神社へ行こうと思います。高千穂神社の夜神楽に興味がある。夜神楽はいつありますか?毎日の夜ですか?場所は高千穂神社ですか?夜神楽は何時から何時までですか?それと、入場料がありますか?ありがとうございます。
16 November 2015|
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