he Night Kagura has been designated as a national important intangible folk culture asset. According to tradition, Sun Goddess Amaterasu is hidden in the Celestial Rock Cave, and the Night Kagura started when the Goddess Amanouzume danced in front of the Rock Cave door. You can view the Night Kagura every night from 8P.M. for about 1 hour for 700 yen at Takachiho Shrine (held 2 times in some seasons).
"Takachiho", the northmost tip of Miyazaki's myths
myths of the gods are still being passed down today. Takachiho Gorge is a ravine which became an overhanging cliff with beautiful columnar joints long ago when Mt. Aso erupted spewing lava which flowed out in a belt shape along the Gokase River and quickly cooled. You can enjoy it throughout the year, including the season of fresh green and autumn. You can experience a moment of ancient romance riding on a rental boat. Takachiho is the birthplace of nagashi somen noodles. You can experience nagashi somen noodles in the summer. There are also rainbow trout fish ponds and aquariums for your family to enjoy.
It opened on a spot along national route 218 where you can get an unbroken view of Shinto Takachiho Ohashi. The Bussan Museum features a direct-sale corner and restaurants where you can purchase and taste specialties of Takachiho. At the information facility they provide information on the roads as well as the many famous tourist attractions in the town and traditional culture such as the Night Kagura in Takachiho. They also provide information on lodging facilities and PR for local agriculture, forestry and fishery products and specialty products, etc. through information terminals, bulletin boards, and pamphlets.
Kunimigaoka is famous as a place to view the "sea of clouds", scenery which is representative of Takachiho.
This hill, which is 513m above sea level, is said to be the place where Emperor Jinmu watched the country. Kunimigaoka sea of clouds. From late October to early December they often appear when the previous day was warm, the morning temperature drops, the wind calms and the weather is clear.
A long-term shochu storehouse using a tunnel in Takachiho town, which is borders Kumamoto and Oita prefectures
In 1973 construction of several tunnels was underway. However, there was an accident in Takamori where water gushed out into a tunnel, and the construction was suspended. In 1997, it was sold to Takachiho town by the former Japanese National Railway Settlement Corporation. Wondering if there was some way to utilize it, they checked the humidity and temperature inside and discovered that the humidity was 70% and the temperature 17℃ over a period of 1 year. As this temperature and humidity formed the perfect environment for fermenting shochu, it was decided to utilize it as a shochu storehouse.
Statue of Tajikarao no Mikoto in front of the Amanoiwato Shrine gates A shrine to worship Sun Goddess Amaterasu, there is a cave half-way up the cliff of the Iwato River which flows behind the main shrine building called Celestial Rock Cave where Sun Goddess Amaterasu hid when she was angered by the violence of her younger brother Susanoo-no-Mikoto.