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Amanoyasu Kawara

Iwato, Takachiho-cho, Nishiusuki-gun, Miyazaki Prefecture 882-1621, Japan
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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Probably the most interesting shrine you will see in Japan given it's scenic location and placement inside a cave. Also, it has thousands of stone/pebble stacks. Make one yourself while you are there.

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melbourne
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75 reviews 75 reviews
4 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

This sight is something if fairy tales. The sheer magnitude of stacked stones upon one another in great creative ways is just something you will have never seen before. The 7 minute walk is also pretty. Don't forget to bring a stone in your pocket.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

This wide-mouth but shallow cave is reached by a gentle hike along a gorgeous forested stream. Dappled light through the trees gives the moss covered rocks and cool flowing waters an almost magical appearance. The cave is so wide that it is difficult to take a picture that does justice, but the contrast between the dark overhang and the bright... More

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Cairns, Australia
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183 reviews 183 reviews
115 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This shrine is a bit of a walk down to the cave where it is located, but the walk is pleasant and worth the effort. The mass of stones stacked up on each other is amazing. Everywhere you look there are little piles of stones. The shrine itself is not much to look at, but the stones just add magic... More

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