ArrayKYUSHU  >  

Amanoiwato Shrine

  • Shrines

It is a legendary shrine where the high position among Japanese Gods called Amaterasu Omikami

grieved for too violent act of the younger brother and hid in  Amanoiwato.

Then the world lost light, crops could not grow and many disasters occurred.

However, when the God appeared again, the world became peaceful again.

Beautiful rice terraces can be seen along the road from Takachiho town to the Shrine.

Access and Getting Around

By bus

15 minutes from the bus center with 9 buses per day.

By car

7 km for 10 minutes.

P1020063 天の岩戸神社2 P1020068P1020089


 Takachiho Gorge

KYUSHU    [ Takachiho Gorge ]

-Specific Nature 

Takachiho Gorge is a gorge of 80 meters as its average height.It is a waterfall falling on the part of the river where T...

>> Read more


KYUSHU    [ Takachiho Gorge ]


Amanoyasu-kawara is a cave 10 minutes of walk away from the Amanoiwato Shrine,which is full of mysterious atmosphere. It...

>> Read more

 Takachiho Shrine

KYUSHU    [ Takachiho Gorge ]

-Culture  -Shrines 

Takachiho Shrine does not look gorgeous at all, but make visitors feel the atmosphere of old days.Trees of over 1000 yea...

>> Read more

 Kushifuru Shrine

KYUSHU    [ Takachiho Gorge ]


It is a small shrine, but it is mysteriously charming with its quietness and solemnness.The sculpture of the shrine is w...

>> Read more


KYUSHU    [ Takachiho Gorge ]

-Mountain View 

Kunimigaoka is a hill of 513 meters above sea level, and the prospects of Takachiho Gorgeand the neighboring mountains a...

>> Read more

 Amaterase Railway Super cart

KYUSHU    [ Takachiho Gorge ]

-Outdoor Activities  -Recreational Facilities 

A self-run cart with an engine for sightseeing runs on the railway which became the abolished line by a typhoon damage.T...

>> Read more

Related Area

Accommodation around Takachiho Gorge