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Takachiho-jinja Shrine (高千穂神社)

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.


Miyazaki Pref. Nishiusukiguntakachihochou Mitai 1037 (Takachiho / NobeokaArea)

phone 0982722413

Open 24 hours
[Ofudasho] 8:00-17:00

Review of Takachiho Shrine

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Reviewed:2019/11/23 Shinto shrine with wedded trees
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...
Reviewed:2019/09/26 Stay for the Kagura dance
We actually did not tour the Shrine itself. We went there to watch the Kagura ritual dances which were dances of offering to the deity staged every night at 8pm. The performers in simple costumes and...
Reviewed:2019/07/26 Magical pearl
Quite. Beautiful place couple of min walk from the town center.
Evening Kagura show is right behind it

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Miyazaki Pref. Nishiusukiguntakachihochou Mitai 1037 [map]
Takachiho / NobeokaArea
Open 24 hours
[Ofudasho] 8:00-17:00
open everyday
[Takachiho Kagura] 1,000yen
Parking Lot
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Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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