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Amano Yasugawara, Takachiho-cho

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Must see · Scenic Walking Area · Religious Site
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Help other deities lure the sun goddess out of her cave and bring light back to the world at Amano Yasugawara. Following a pleasant 15-minute hike through the forest along a stream, you'll stumble upon stacks of stones, which serve as wish towers made by devotees and visitors paying tribute to the sun goddess. You can’t enter the cave, but can instead admire it from an observation deck. The cave is believed to have many spiritual powers and attracts crowds of visitors year-round. It can be reached via Amano Iwato Shrine, some 10 km (6 mi) from Takachino. Use our Takachiho-cho tour itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Amano Yasugawara and other attractions in Takachiho-cho.
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  • Located just 3 minute walk from the Amano-Iwato shrine, past cafes, descend the steps, over a stone bridge & listen to the sound of the gentle river flowing through a highly spiritual place. Even... 
    Located just 3 minute walk from the Amano-Iwato shrine, past cafes, descend the steps, over a stone bridge & listen to the sound of the gentle river flowing through a highly spiritual place. Even...  more »
  • Not sure if the significance of the shrine and takachiho area can be understood without a guide but it's a very nice spot with lots of rock piles. 
    Not sure if the significance of the shrine and takachiho area can be understood without a guide but it's a very nice spot with lots of rock piles.  more »
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  • This is a really unique shrine to visit, with a very interesting and significant story behind it's creation. I would highly recommend visiting and I found this shrine much more impressive than the nearby Takachiho gorge itself! The walk down to the shrine is part of the experience too.
  • Definetly one of my favorite Shrines in Japan. Nice little Walk through the forest to get there

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