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.
- Miyazaki Prefecture Nishiusuki-gun, Takachiho-cho, amano-iwato 1073-1 Map
- Takachiho Area
- open everyday
- Parking Lot
- Available (4 locations, 200 spaces)
- Credit Card
- Not available
- Available(Smoking and non-smoking areas)
- Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
- Estimated stay time
- 30-60 minutes
- Wheelchair accessible
- Infant friendly
- Pet friendly
- Yes (No toilets on the approach)
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
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