Spots in Takachiho / Nobeoka Area

  • Amanoiwato Jinja
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    4.5
    387 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Prefecture Nishiusuki-gun, Takachiho-cho, amano-iwato 1073-1
    This Shinto shrine is dedicated to the myth of Ama-no-Iwato, the cave to be where the sun goddess Amaterasu once hid herself from the world according to the Kojiki, the oldest existing chronicle of Japan. The shrine’s western and eastern main shrine buildings are dedicated to Amaterasu and straddle the Iwato River. After requesting to do so at the shrine office in the western shrine building, visitors can be purified and are then allowed to worship directly before the Ama-no-Iwato cave. In addition, the river bed (Amano-yasugawara) and cave where the innumerable gods and goddesses gathered and discussed what to do after Amaterasu went into hiding, is a 10-minute walk from the Western shrine building along the Iwato River.

    This simple shrine honors the sun goddess, Amasterasu & the cave she hides in during the winter months. In each shrine is a beautiful silver-blue disc representing her power. Every 30 minutes, one of...

  • Takachiho-jinja Shrine
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    4.5
    77 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Pref. Nishiusukiguntakachihochou Mitai 1037
    The head shrine of the 88 Shrines of Takachiho Village, it is believed to have been erected around 1900 years ago. The shrine’s principle deities are Takachiho-sumegami and Jisshya-daimyojin and the shrine is believed to answer prayers in particular connected with the agricultural industry, the exorcism of evil, and luck in marriage and love. The shrine’s main building and guardian iron lion-dogs are designated Important Cultural Properties. The shrine is famous for the Yokagura, a ritual involving music and dance dedicated to the gods conducted from mid-November to early February the following year. The Takachiho Kagura, however, a similar dance conducted by performers wearing masks depicting the gods of Japanese myth, is held in the shrine’s kagura hall every night throughout the year at 8 pm; visitors can view this performance by paying a small fee.

    Even though this event takes place every night at 8pm (700 yen) good to arrive 30 mins early to get a good place to sit on the floor or against the rooms pillar. Parking is plentiful & then its...

  • Takachiho Gorge
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Pref. Nishiusukiguntakachihochou Mitai Please Shioi
    This gorge owes its roots to pyroclastic flow that was discharged from the Aso caldera due to volcanic activity and flowed down along the Gokasegawa River. These pyroclastic deposits rapidly cooled and formed cliffs of columnar joints, which then experienced years of erosion from the Gokasegawa River, resulting in a V-shaped gorge. The approximately 100-meter high cliffs extend for seven kilometers, and the sunlight that filters through the tall cliffs and various trees above pours down into the clear streams of the river to create a mysterious atmosphere. One of the sights in the area is Manai Falls, a magnificent waterfall with a 17-meter cascade of water which has been selected as one of Japan’s top 100 waterfalls. Visitors can rent a rowboat and look up at the beautiful gradation of light.
  • Roadside Station Takachiho
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    3.5
    57 Reviews
    Transportation
    Miyazaki Pref. Nishiusukiguntakachihochou Mitai 1296-5
    This is a roadside station in Takachiho Town, Nishiusuki County overlooking the “Shinto Takachiho Ohashi Bridge” and “Takachiho Gorge”. Visitors can enjoy shopping and dining as well as obtain tourist information. In the farmer’s market freshly picked vegetables and special local products are available. There is also a restaurant where visitors can taste seasonal produce and the regional specialty, chicken nanban (fried chicken with a sweet and sour sauce).

    We were walking around the city and ended up walking along the hwy and ran into these huge stone faces. There is a little store there and we got some lunch there, nothing fancy but just some energy...

  • Roadside Station Kitagawa Hayuma
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    4.0
    49 Reviews
    Transportation
    Miyazaki Pref. Nobeokashi Kitagawamachinagai 5751-1
    This is a roadside station in Nobeoka City providing tourist information and a place to enjoy shopping and dining as a gateway to the southern region of Kyushu. Nobeoka agricultural produce and marine products, souvenirs, sake such as shochu and local beer of Miyazaki Prefecture are available for purchase. As for dining, relax at the restaurant where you can enjoy an extensive menu of local seasonal ingredients, or at the café where you can taste freshly ground coffee and special soft serve ice cream.

    This road station is located at Kitagawa I.C.(北川I.C.). you can exit this I.C. and find this easily. it can be in from both side highway and local road. Map Code is 760 879 532*43, if you use car...

  • Tunnel’s station, Takachiho Tourist Information and Souvenir Hall
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    3.5
    87 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Pref. Nishiusukiguntakachihochou Shimono 2221-2
    This is an undiluted sake storehouse for the Kagura Shuzo brewery, famous for products such as the mugi (barley) shochu Kurouma and soba (buckwheat) shochu Tensho. Originally a tunnel for the Trans-Kyushu railroad, construction was stopped due to flooding but gained new life as a barrel storage facility for shochu due to its unchanging temperature and humidity. Around 1,300 barrels are stored in the 1,115-meter-long tunnel, through which the rich aroma of vapor shochu drifts. At the facility’s tourism center, one can try the stored distilled spirit for free.

    A cool winery, using an old train tunnel to store barrels. Different kinds of wine are available for free tasting. Worth to stop by after visiting the gorge. You may also shop for local omiyage at...

  • Roadside Station Seiun-bashi
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    3.5
    25 Reviews
    Transportation
    Miyazaki Pref. Nishiusukigunhinokagechou Nanaori 8705-12
    This is a roadside station located on National Route 218, providing a “local farmer’s market” where visitors can purchase local fresh produce and specialties. Visitors can enjoy the popular local specialty “chicken nanban” at the restaurant on the second floor overlooking the “Seiunbashi Bridge”. “Seiunbashi Bridge Park” and “Hinokage Onsen Station”, where visitors can enjoy a hot spring, are in the vicinity.

    道の駅青雲橋にドライブ途中、トイレ休憩に寄りました。道の駅から見る青雲橋はなかなかの風景です。売店、レストランもありますが駐車場で販売されているうずらの焼き鳥が実は名物。但し、小骨多くて食べる際は一苦労します。

  • Takachiho Gorge Freshwater Fish Aquarium
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    3.0
    24 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyazaki Pref. Nishiusukiguntakachihochou Mukouyama 60-1
    At this freshwater fish aquarium visitors can see about 100 types of freshwater fish, including fish from the Gokase River basin and tropical freshwater fish from Africa. The lights in the building are dim, making the fish in the tanks easy to view. There is also an enclosed fishing area at the facility where you can catch rainbow trout. Many tourists drop in while visiting “Takachiho Gorge”.

    We did not go in to the Aquarium but we found the parking lot to be a wonderful source of colorful plantings. In late November the gorge itself was disappointing in its koyo display. The Aquarium...

  • Takachiho Onsen
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyazaki Pref. Nishiusukiguntakachihochou Mitai 3214-1
    This day hot spring facility is located in Takachiho Town, Nishiusuki County, Miyazaki Prefecture. The waters of the “hypotonic weak alkaline hot spring” are said to be effective in treating nerve pain and muscle soreness. The facility consists of a spacious public bath with large windows, a dry sauna and a heated swimming pool. The facility is visited by not only local residents but many tourists as well.

    平成31年4月1日から名前が変わり、カテゴリーが温泉から大衆浴場に移行されたようですが、加水・加温の温泉施設には変わりありません。 高千穂の宿泊先が温泉では無いため、宿のチェックインの前に入浴してきました。シンプルな浴場ですが、内湯は広いためゆっくりとくつろげました。 料金も500円と安いのですが、キー付きロッカーの100円有料が残念でした。

  • Gokase Highland Ski & Snowboard
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyazaki Pref. Nishiusukigungokasechou Kuraoka 4647-171
    Located in central Kyushu, this is Japan’s southernmost ski resort. On clear days there’s a great panoramic view that includes Mt. Aso and Mt. Kuju. It has two runs: The Paradise Course has a difference in elevation of 190 meters and a longest run of 1,000 meters, and the Dynamic Course has a highest gradient of 30 degrees. At 1,610 meters, the snow is all natural and first-rate. On mornings when conditions are right, you might see the phenomenon called “unkai,” a sea of clouds.

    初級中級用コースとなっていますが、緩やかなコースの途中から急に勾配がきつくなりアイスバーンになるため、初心者には怖いコースで無理です。初心者専用の安心して滑れるコースが絶対に必要だと思います

  • Umi no Eki Hososhima
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Hyuga-shi Hososhima 769-4
    This tourism facility is located a 10-minute drive from JR Hyugashi Station. The facility has a restaurant serving regional dishes made with an abundance of fresh seafood, and a local specialty products market which carries marine products caught in the area. Customers rave that the marine products from the naturally good harbor Hososhima Port are plump and rich in innate flavor. The local dishes served here are gaining in popularity, such as komanasu, a local Hososhima specialty which consists of bonito sashimi mixed with rice and broiled; and sakana no shiroae, chunks of tuna and slices of bonito mixed with tofu.

    細島の海沿いにあるレストラン兼物産館です。レストランでは手ごろな値段でおいしい海の幸を楽しむことができました。また物産館ではいろいろな土産品を購入できました。駐車場も広く、トイレもきれいで便利に利用できると思います。

  • Takachiho Beef Restaurant Nagomi
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    4.5
    98 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Pref. Nishiusukiguntakachihochou Mitai 1099-1 Takachiho Hatsame Market
    This restaurant, located in the Takachiho-Gamadase Market, serves cuisine using Takachiho beef. Guests can choose from teppanyaki, table steak and yakiniku courses. Teppanyaki means that the chef cooks the meat right in front of you. The restaurant is directly run by JA (Japan Agricultural Cooperatives) so delicious Takachiho beef can be enjoyed at reasonable prices.

    The restaurant is of decent size so finding a table was not difficult for our group of six pax. The waiting staff while not as warm as I’ve encountered on this trip to Kyushu, they are patient with...

  • Naochan
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    4.5
    96 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Pref. Nobeokashi Sakaemachi 9-3
    This chicken cuisine restaurant is located in Nobeoka City. The simple taste of chicken nanban, made with Miyazaki grown chicken breast and an original sweet and sour sauce, is popular. Rice cooked freshly in a pressure cooker pot, dried anchovy from Kitaura and miso soup made with Mukabaki dried shiitake mushrooms are also popular. Enjoy chicken cuisine using carefully selected local and prefectural produce.

    Nao Chan has moved to new quarters. The new location is literally a stone’s throw up the same alley, closer to the Route Inn. The chicken is probably the best I have ever had. I was here for two...

  • Shiiba Village Bussan Center Heike Honjin
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Shopping
    Miyazaki Higashiusuki-gun Shiibason Shimofukura 509-23
    This local products center is situated along National Route 327. The center sells local specialty products such as roasted rice cakes, Tsurutomi miso, and yuzu citrus chili paste. The center's adjoining restaurant serves meals made with local ingredients. The restaurant's popular sticky and uniquely chewy handmade soba noodles, limited to just 20 customers a day, are crafted with buckwheat flour from Shiba which is only produced in exceedingly small amounts and not normally sold in stores. The restaurant's fried rice is made with harlequin glorybower leaves, which release a fragrant scent when rubbed and which have a distinctive, addicting flavor similar to Japanese giant red mustard.

    延岡に宿泊し、そのまま宮崎市方面へ向かう時、椎葉村を観光して、ここに立ち寄りました。土産物やお菓子、飲み物など画売ってあり、食事処では定食などが出されていて、ドライブの休憩に使えます。休日だったので賑わっていました。

  • Roadside Station Kitaura
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Transportation
    Miyazaki Pref. Nobeokashi Kitauramachifurue 3337-1
    "This is a roadside station in Nobeoka City. Located within the ""Shimo Aso Beach Resort Hamayuu Village Campsite” it offers outdoor leisure activities and tourist information. It also includes a restaurant serving the freshest local seafood where you can enjoy a meal of sashimi, seafood on rice, or the Nobeoka local specialty, chicken nanban, while overlooking the coastline."

    道の駅北浦に隣接したレストランです。 結構人気らしく、座るまでに10分くらい待ちました。 私は海鮮丼、夫は天ぷら定食を注文しました。 どちらも1500円前後なのにすごいボリュームでした。 座敷席があったので、子連れにはありがたかったです。

  • "Houri River Onsen ""Bijin-no-yu"""
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyazaki Pref. Nobeokashi Kitagawamachikawauchimyou 10358-10
    This day-use hot spring bathhouse is located a 55-minute drive from the Kitagawa Interchange. It is a natural hot spring at the foot of famous Mt. Okue in Sobo-Katamuki Quasi-National Park. The alkaline spring has sodium and hydrogen carbonate ions. The water is silky to the touch and is popular for its beautifying properties. It's also said to help alleviate rheumatism and nerve pain. Various leisure spots dot nearby the onsen such as Mt. Okue and the Houri River Ravine, and the onsen sees lots of mountain climbers. The eatery offers udon noodles, soba noodles, and dagojiru (rice dumpling soup).

    Alkaline hot spring, so you will feel your smooth skin after take, it is reason why here is called hot spring of beauty. You will see the great view of mountain at outside bath that called Okue...

  • Nobeoka Botanical Garden
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    4.5
    11 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyazaki Nobeoka-shi Amorimachi 1235-1
    "A botanical garden in Amori-machi Town, Nobeoka City. On the 8.7 hectare grounds, you'll find flower fields, an iris garden, a mandarin orange grove, and a shrub exhibition garden, so you can observe the flowers in all four seasons along the walking path or from the observatory. They hold events like the ""Flower Festival in Nobeoka"" in spring, and gardening classes as well."

    敷地内に公園と芝生があります。 遊具は小学生とかになると物足りないかもしれませんが、それより小さな子にはちょうど良いです。 芝生でボール遊びをしている親子もいます。 自販機はありますが、食べ物を買えるところは近くにはありません。

  • Hyuga City Museum of History and Folk
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Hyuga-shi Mimitsumachi 3244
    This museum operates out of a remodeled and restored establishment called the Kawachiya, a cargo wholesale store and home complex built at the end of the Edo period. The site has been designated a Tangible Cultural Property by the city; the museum's courtyard and kura storehouse contain recreations presenting what life was like in a merchant home of the time. Divided into three sections dedicated to archeology, history, and folk customs, the museum preserves and displays items relating to each category and the history and culture of Hyuga City. The museum's collection includes a large number of the kinds of items merchants used such as account books, abacuses, and writing desks. The museum is a 20-minute drive from the Hyuga Interchange on the Higashikyushu Expressway.

    日向市歴史民俗資料館は入場料オトナ220円が必要な日向市の資料館で、内部には歴史、民族、考古学に関する展示や美々津での人々の暮らしぶりを感じさせる民具があります。 資料館自体は江戸時代の廻船問屋の河内屋の建物を利用していて、その内部の見学も面白い所です。美々津の町さんぽの前に事前学習として訪れるには良いところだと思います。

  • Chiho no Ie
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    4.0
    51 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Pref. Nishiusukiguntakachihochou Mukouyama 62-1
    This is a restaurant located in Takachiho Town, Nishiusuki County, Miyazaki Prefecture serving local traditional cuisine. The restaurant is famous for serving the “Original Nagashi Somen” (flowing noodles) in bamboo at the counter seats. There is also equipment installed on the tables that rotate to experience “Nagashi Somen”. “Sashimi konjac”, and “Yamame” (landlocked salmon) baked onsite, are also popular. Many sightseers to Takachiho Gorge visit the restaurant.

    Average food but the fun is in the noodle catch. That was a laugh and a half. I really enjoyed doing that. In the area of Takachihio gorge its the best place to eat in my opinion. Give Chiho no Ie...

  • Mimitsu General Hall
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Hyuga-shi Mimitsumachi 3328
    This building is an early Meiji period merchant home called the Yanoya which has been restored and remodeled. Situated in the Mimitsu Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings, where an old-fashioned townscape and the area's traditional culture can still be found, the building still looks as it did when first built as a merchant home and is open to the general public. The building incorporates Kyoto and Osaka merchant home-style architecture, such as mushikomado fine-latticed windows, Kyoto-style latticework, and a living room which extends all the way from the entrance to the rear garden. Today, the building is used to host lectures and courses as the New Himuka Urban Development School, and as a training facility and space for interactive history activities.

    nce place tobuy traditional japanese gift! dolls clothes. this town its impressive, very well mantain

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An unmissable highlight of Kyushu, Miyazaki prefecture satisfies nature lovers with its dramatic gorges cut out of rugged cliffs, leading into waterfalls and beaches of green-blue water popular among surfers. Takachiho Gorge in the north of the prefecture tells a tale of centuries-old Japanese mythology in a fantastic setting, allowing visitors to explore the waters by boat before heading up to the cave at the Awano Iwato Shrine, where the sun goddess was said to have hidden, plunging the world into darkness.

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