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Amanoyasu Kawara

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Address: Iwato, Nishiusuki-gun, Takachiho-cho 882-1621, Miyazaki Prefecture
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Nature hike.

Beautiful nature hike to the shrine. Lots of water and nice setting for taking picture along the way.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2016
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Beautiful nature hike to the shrine. Lots of water and nice setting for taking picture along the way.

Thank lsuryoutom
Osaka, Japan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

When I visited there the first time. I experienced goose bumps. I felt something spiritual. Different atmosphere. Am I so sensitive? You'll find when you get there. If you visit Takachiho, don't miss it!

Thank deo1214
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

There’s a pleasant 15-min walk to the shrine, and once you got there, you will be amazed by its uniqueness and ambience! The shrine is small but the dramatic setting can be quite mesmerizing. Around the shrine, extending all the way to the river, there are also towers and towers of rocks which is a wish-making Japanese rituals, and that’s... More 

Thank Irene I
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

It is a small shrine, but really worth to visit. You need to walk downhill for about 15 mins, the view is nice. As the shrine is in the cave, it is a bit dark. So try to go there earlier with the sunlight. The is a small parking lot near the entry or you may park your car at... More 

Thank karenjojo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

I am usually skeptical when I hear the word “magical” used to describe a site. But Amano Yasukawara is indeed magical. The anticipation of arriving at the cave, while walking along the stream, is heightened as you come across first one stack of small stones, then another, and another, and another. By the time you get to the cave you... More 

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Kobe, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

A fantastic place to visit with a nice walk along the river. The cave where the goddess Amaterasu is said to have hidden from her pursuers. Better not to spoil the surprise and discover the amazingly patient people who have added to the place stone by stone !! On the way back, there is a terrace restaurant called Amaterasu (how... More 

Thank Utantan
Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This is an incredible site. Anyone with an interest in Japanese history and mythology or an appreciation for culture would love this place. It's a bit of a walk from the main parking lot, but this results in a wonderfully secluded feel, even when surrounded by other tourists. The shrine itself boasts a rare atmosphere of mystery, and the nearby... More 

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Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Mahdi B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 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.

Thank cliffapple
Perth, Australia
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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.

Thank Julius P

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