Spots in Takachiho / Nobeoka Area

  • Takachiho-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    460 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.

    This is a simple shrine where the 8pm performance of Kagura takes place every night. The buildings are dwarfed by tall trees especially the 2 wedded trees; myth says; if you walk with your loved one...

  • Amanoiwato Jinja
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    4.5
    385 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 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.
  • Omi Shrine
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    4.5
    72 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Pref. Hyugashi Hichiya 1
    This shrine stands on the columnar rocks Isegahama beach. It enshrines the deity of Amaterasu sume Omikami, and has long been affectionately called “Hyuga-no- oise-sama”. The famous “Tensho Lion Dance”, performed by locals, is exhibited on the eve of the annual Great Festival held every October each year, and is visited by many worshippers.

    A beautiful place, with gorgeous scenery and rock formations. Nearby is a traditional fishing village which is lovely to saunter around. One gets a real feeling of days gone by. Very relaxing.

  • Aratate-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    79 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Pref. Nishiusukiguntakachihochou Mitai 667
    According to legend, this is the place where Sarutahiko no Mikoto and Ame no Uzume no Mikoto were married and lived. Because the shrine was hastily made from rough wood, it was given this name. Many people visit this shrine to pray for matchmaking, and because Sarutahiko no Mikoto is a patron god of the arts, it is also visited by entertainers.

    一の鳥居を車でくぐって駐車場に向かいます。 ひっそりと立つお社だけど駐車場はとても広いです。 宮司さんにご祈祷していただきたく事前に電話をしたのですが繋がらず…慣れてる人だとFAXをするそうです。土日は一ヶ月前には予約しないと無理なようです。 ちょうどご祈祷を終わられて本殿から出てこられた宮司さんとお話していたら、次のご祈祷の予約の人が来るまで本殿に上がっていいよ、と言われました。 ご神像からく...

  • 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 Takachiho
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    3.5
    56 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...

  • Roadside Station Kitaura
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    4.5
    29 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."

    The only beach in Kyushu that has received a special award from the Ministry of the Environment. You can enjoy swimming as a day trip but I strongly reccomend to stay cabin. e-mail is good for...

  • Hyuga Sun Park Onsen Ofunade-no-Yu
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyazaki Hyuga-shi Saiwaki 303-5
    A hot spring bathhouse located in Hyuga Sun Park, a large recreation facility situated along National Route 10 eight kilometers south of downtown Hyuga City. The white walled building commands a view of deep blue ocean and sky. Facilities include a hiba and a Towada stone large bath, outdoor bath, cave bath, and other baths, and bathers can enjoy a soak along with a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. The waters of the bathhouse' sodium-chloride spring are said to treat such ailments as nerve pain, muscle soreness, and fatigue. Customers can also relax in the tatami mat lounge while looking at the ocean via floor-to-ceiling windows facing the sea.

    ちょっとお風呂入って帰ろうと思って 友人宅からの帰りに立ち寄りました 受付を済ませて階段を下りて途中で両替機で小銭に崩して※ロッカー小銭必用です 入ってすぐに「かかり湯」があるのはナイス!浴槽に入る前にしっかりかかり湯しましょう 眺望は文句無しです また伺います

  • 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。

  • Roadside Station Seiun-bashi
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    3.5
    24 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.

    宮崎県の高千穂渓谷は、集落どうしを 急峻な谷が分断している。このため、この地域は高さ100m以上の橋が10箇所もあるという その一つが国道218号にかかる青雲橋 高さ137m 長さ410m その橋の北端にある道の駅 1Fの販売コーナーは、見るべきもの なさそう。 2階に 青雲橋を展望する場を造っているのが、救い。

  • 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 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
    93 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...

  • "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。

  • 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

  • Roadside Station Hyuga
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
    Transportation
    Miyazaki Pref. Hyugashi Saiwaki 241-7
    This roadside station is situated on National Route 10 within the “Nippo Kaigan Quasi National Park”. Located next to “Hyuga Sun Park” it offers hot spring facilities, restaurants and sporting facilities. The “Hyuga Hyottoko Summer Festival”, where the local “Hyottoko Odori” dance is performed, is held annually in August. Many people, including local residents, visit the festival.

    昼食にと思い寄りました。たまたま弁当がギッシリたくさん並んでいたので、幕の内弁当B(400円)を購入し、クルマのなかで食べました。なにかといろいろ入っており、これはお得感があります。

  • Hinokage-Onsen Station
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyazaki Pref. Nishiusukigunhinokagechou Nanaori 3235-5
    An unusual hot spring bathhouse operating out of the Hinokage-Onsen Station building on the closed Takachiho Railway Takachiho Line. The bathing facilities are on the second floor and include a large indoor bath, super jet bath, and sauna. Bathers in the outdoor bath can enjoy the beautiful natural scenery of the Gokase River and nearby mountains. The waters of the bathhouse' alkaline simple spring are said to treat such ailments as nerve pain, muscle soreness, and aid in the recovery from fatigue. Additional facilities include a free rest lounge, local specialty products gift shop, and restaurant. There's also a free footbath in the station platform area.

    温泉の1Fにあるレストランです。田舎の公共施設のレストランと侮ってはいけません。特に野菜炒めと鮎の塩焼きは最高です。近くを通ったら温泉と合わせて立ち寄る価値があります。

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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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