Takachiho is located in the north west of the Miyazaki region and the town is sandwiched between the Oita and Kumamoto regions.
Takachiho is associated with myths and legends of the nation’s origin. There are a number of interesting and unmissable sightseeing spots connected to the myths.
At the Takachiho Shrine every evening, for a small fee of JPY 700, you can enjoy the ‘Kagura Dance’, a short version of ‘Yokagura.’
Every night from mid-November to early February you can watch the traditional ‘Yokagura’ - sacred dance rituals. The dancers reenact legends and their moves comprise of 33 different patterns. The ritual has been handed down amongst the locals from generation to generation.
Takachiho is known as a ‘Power Spot’ a place believed to give visitors spiritual energy, heal their ailments or simply recharge their batteries. Along with the Amanoiwato Shrine and Amano Yasugawara, one of the best spots for spiritual experience is Takachiho Gorge.