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Mythical heartland steeped in legend

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Takachiho Gorge


Takachiho Gorge, rarely visited by foreign tourists, is a natural wonder hidden away in Kyushu


About Takachiho

Takachiho is located deep in the heart of Kyushu, in northern Miyazaki. A remote, rural area steeped in myth and legend, it is widely believed to be the location where Japan's sun goddess, Amaterasu Omikami, descended to Earth and promises scenic beauty and divine discoveries. Climb into a rowboat at Takachiho Gorge or watch a night kagura performance shown daily at Takachiho Shrine.