Things to do in Takachiho-cho

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  • Dick Z
    Bangkok, Thailand3,802 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is one of the main natural points of interest on Kyushu Island. From all the reviews there is a lot of confusion how to get there and where to go. It is actually quite simple. If you come by car you follow the signs and come by a parking that is probably full. Just drive on for about 1,5 km and on your left there is another parking that is probably also well filled but if you wait a bit you can park there. From this parking a stairway leads down to the gorge and finally to where the rowing boats are rented out. So unless you have someone to move the car for you it doesn’t really matter which parking you choose, you have to go up and down the path to and fro anyway. The path is easy to walk, does have a lot of steps and the distance for me was about 1600 footsteps (one way). From the further parking you get to see more. At the end of the footpath is a restaurant. If you want a boat you need to reserve it. They take 2-3 persons and you have to row yourself. It can become quite crowded on the water, this also applies to the footpath.
    Written 15 May 2024
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  • kirstine2013
    Albuquerque, NM781 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located just 3 minute walk from the Amano-Iwato shrine, past cafes, descend the steps, over a stone bridge & listen to the sound of the gentle river flowing through a highly spiritual place. Even though the cave at the end is not the one that Amaterasu hid in (that can be viewed from lookout behind the shrine (viewing on hour & half hour) it is spectacular because of the plethora of stone pagodas. Without explanation, I believe these may symbolize pagodas built by lost/dead children (or their parents) at a Sai no Kawara, a riverbed which leads to hell. It is said an ogre keeps knocking down the pagodas but a Bodhisattva shields pagodas & the children to avoid hell.
    Written 22 November 2019
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  • kirstine2013
    Albuquerque, NM781 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This simple shrine honors the sun goddess, Amasterasu & the cave she hides in during the winter months. In each shrine is a beautiful silver-blue disc representing her power. Every 30 minutes, one of the priests opens the gate behind the shrine so we can view the actual cave (speaks only in Japanese). Leaving the shrine, walk 5 mins down the road to the entrance to a serene river & a different cave. Here there are multiple pagodas. Without any other information, I believe these may represent stone pagados built near other riverbeds, to prevent dead children being taken into hell or the underworld, a pre-Buddhist myth.
    Written 22 November 2019
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  • jajavalB
    Lampang, Thailand3,802 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Claimed to be 1800 years dating back, it has connection with shinto gods and godesses. Place is very tranquil with high pine trees , cidars , amazing one pair of wedded cidars. This place is slso venue for takachiho kagura( god’s masks performance.
    Written 3 July 2023
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  • Hwasal
    Bangkok, Thailand1,139 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Green stream and black cliff make the waterfall have nice landscape. Best place is suitable to take time and energy from the nature.
    Written 19 April 2023
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  • Anthony F
    London, Canada656 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kunimigaoka is a very nice stop on the way to the Takachiho Gorge specially in the morning if it is not to cloudy so there is a very nice scenic view with some small clouds habging around the higher mountains.
    Written 18 November 2017
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  • jajavalB
    Lampang, Thailand3,802 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Its location on the foothill , renowned for love matching luck . It’s very easy to walk up the hill through trails with zodiac wooden plates and woodstick to bang on plates. There is also local souvenir shop tent for selling local artefacts and restroom , automatic vending machines for drinks.
    Written 10 July 2023
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  • jajavalB
    Lampang, Thailand3,802 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kushifuru shrine and park locates at foot hill on north side of city , which can be reached on feet. The shrine are hidden uphill among lushy tropical forest. Moreover, vicinity are varieties of interesting places such as birthplace of emperor Jinmu sibling, other sacred scirnes, place that claimed to be origin of japanese gods. It’s quite big area but well arranged with paths and signs , so it can be navigated on feet.
    Written 6 July 2023
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  • kirstine2013
    Albuquerque, NM781 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Even though this event takes place every night at 8pm (700 yen) good to arrive 30 mins early to get a good place to sit on the floor or against the room's pillar. Parking is plentiful & then it's short walk to the hall where you can ask for an English version of the story. The introduction is in Japanese but after that just watching the colorful characters perform their dances in 4 episodes reveals that no words are necessary. Not to be missed!
    Written 22 November 2019
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  • SingaporeMummy
    Singapore, Singapore140 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stayed in takachiho for 1 night and was very lucky to have found this place (since most places seemed to be closed)
    There is a steakhouse next to the market (which is what I am giving the rating for)
    They have a variety of good steak at a very reasonable price from abt 2500 Yen for a set meal complete with rice drink and dessert ... I would recommend getting the loin ( abt 4000yen ) which is more tender
    Written 26 January 2018
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