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Amanoyasu Kawara

Address: Iwato, Nishiusuki-gun, Takachiho-cho 882-1621, Miyazaki Prefecture
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Osaka, Japan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This palace is simply beautiful. A pure sense of connection to history and nature in the same time. Make some stone arrangements by yourself to leave your mark. You sure need car but parking and entrance is free. Don't miss it.

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Singapore
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

A bit of a walk from the carpark but well worth it. Unusual place. Kids tried to find stones/pebbles for stacking but most were already taken. Nice place to visit.

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
4 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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206 reviews 206 reviews
119 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 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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