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Visit Takachiho from Fukuoka ~Homeland of the Japanese myth

by Hitomi
(15) Reviews
12h $ 225 Price up to 3 people

Highlights

  • Amanoiwato shrine
  • Amanoyasukawara (big cave)
  • Takachiho shrine
  • Takachiho gorge
  • Kunimigaoka (observation deck)
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Overview

Good getaway from city! Takachiho is located in the northwest of Miyazaki. Although it takes more than 3 hours to get there from Fukuoka, it is worth visiting to see those beautiful sceneries. Takachiho has been known since ancient times as a sacred ground where the gods descended to earth. Let's visit some spiritual spots and feel the energy!

What to Expect

In this tour, we'll visit Takachiho from Fukuoka. It takes about 3 hours and 40 mins by bus from Fukuoka city. Once we arrive in Takachiho, we'll have lunch near the bus station. Then we'll hire a taxi and first go to Amanoiwato shrine, this shrine venerates the nearby site of the Amanoiwato or "holy rock cave" where, according to Japan's oldest chronicles, the sun goddess Amaterasu hid herself when she was angered by the violence of her brother. Then, we will walk to Amanoyasukawara (big cave) where 8millions gods and goddesses gathered to have an important meeting. After the cave, we will visit Takachiho shrine which is the most important Shinto shrine in the area. After that, we will go to the Takachiho gorge. The Takachiho Gorge was designated as National Scenic and Natural Monument for its spectacular view. At the end, we'll visit Kunimigaoka observation deck, enjoy the beautiful view of Takachiho from there.
Finally we go back to the bus center and take a bus to Fukuoka city. We'll arrive at Fukuoka around 8:20pm.

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Hitomi Licensed Guide
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Highlights

  • Amanoiwato shrine
  • Amanoyasukawara (big cave)
  • Takachiho shrine
  • Takachiho gorge
  • Kunimigaoka (observation deck)

Important

I can guide you around Miyazaki and Nagasaki area if you pay my round transportation fee from Fukuoka. ★to Nagasaki 5,000 JPY / to Miyazaki 8,000 JPY / to Beppu(Oita) 5,000yen in addition to the usual guide fee and transportation fee during the tour. Please contact me before you make any reservation for the tours in Nagasaki and Miyazaki.

★It is very important to be present at Tenjin or Hakata bus terminal station on time (deperture time is 8:00am at Hakata and 8:20am at Tenjin bus terminal)
★Come with comfortable shoes.
★It is possible that sometimes they close the route to Amanoyasukawara (due to the heavy rain), and in that case you may not be able to visit the cave.

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
Transportation fee to Takachiho for you and guide
★Fukuoka city ↔Takachiho by bus ¥7,200 per person
Taxi fee in Takachiho ¥10,500 (maximum of 3 people) ☆If you prefer a bigger car, it will be some extra. Please ask me for more details.
Your lunch
Depart From
fukuoka
Meeting Point
at Tenjin or Hakata bus terminal station
Ending Point
at Tenjin or Hakata bus terminal station
Duration
12 hours
Starting time
08:00 AM
Number of people
up to 3 people

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I pay for the transportation to Takachiho?

Please pay me directly in cash on the day.

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 15 )
Cynthia Cynthia United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Hitomi is an excellent guide! Highly recommend! ”

We had a great time in Nagasaki with Hitomi. Her English is excellent, and she is very easy going and flexible. She didn’t rush us along, found toilets when our small group of older people needed them, and walked at a pace that was comfortable. She took us to a great local restaurant for lunch, had us ride the street cars to get around, and made us feel more like locals than tourists. Hitomi was one of our best guides in Japan and we highly recommend her to tourists from the United States.

Hitomi:

Dear Cynthia, Thank you so much for your kind review. It was such a pleasure to show you around my favorite city. And thank you for your corporation during the tour, it made the tour go smooth. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch at the local restaurant. The streetcar to the museum was packed with people! I'm glad you felt it more like locals, it was an experience(^^) Please come back to Kyushu again, I want to show you more of interesting places! Hitomi

Chikako Chikako Japan ( Friends )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Our guide Hitomi ”

Hitomi gave us a two day tour of Nagasaki which was very informative. She helped us choose great spots do visit. Her preparations ensured an excellent tour. Hitomi made the history of Dejima came alive. She chose an excellent restaurant for the Nagasaki specialty Chan-pon Hitomi guided us through the Atom Bomb memorial describing Nagasaki’s saddest day, and showing us how Nagasaki’s recovery is an example for the world.

Hitomi:

It was such a pleasure spending time with you both. I really enjoy having conversation and sharing some thoughts. It was a first time that I took my guest to Nyokodo and Dr.Nagai's memorial hall, and I was actually touched by that. I hope you will find the book in English or you will be able to read it in Japanese in a future. And I'm glad you liked the restaurants, I really liked the curry! Arigatougozaimashita, hope to see you two again! Hitomi

Jo Jo United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ An Absolutely Delightful Day ”

Review by Jo: Hitomi is a marvelous guide: thoughtful, thorough, knowledgeable and flexible. She was able to adjust to the fact that she was guiding 3 folks in their 70’s with walking issues and provide us with doable experiences. We had a wonderful lunch at an historic Nagasaki restaurant mid-day that was so much fun. She has a great sense of humor and we would not hesitate to use Hitomi again or to highly recommend her to others. Thank you Hitomi for an educational and comfortable day. We invite you to come visit us in Alaska! //------------// Review by Eleanor: Hitomi provided a very personally designed tour for our group of three Alaskans. She had relevant background anecdotes from a western/eastern perspective. When we asked for a change in our intended itinerary she quickly a... read more

Hitomi:

Dear Jo and Eleanor Thank you so much for your heartwarming review. I am really glad that I could support your day in Nagasaki. Yes, the food there was great and we were so lucky to have our seats so fast! I believe it was your lucky day including having the beautiful weather. And I also wanted to thank you for sharing your precious time and your story in the atomic bomb museum. It is tough and not a fun thing to do, but I have a great respect for people who spend their time to learn the fact. Thank you. Now I'm very curious and interested to see Alaska and of course Juneau! (it does look like Nagasaki! amazing. Hitomi

Hi Kian Hi Philippines ( Friends )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Visiting the Nagasaki Peace Park Museum ”

It was a reminder of the tremendous sufferings of war brought to the unknowing population. Wars started by politicians and generals... sufferings and loss of lives in the end for all mankind.. Miss Hitomi conveyed through her heartfelt explanations and narratives the sufferings of the Japanese people...

Hitomi:

Hello Hi san, Thank you for the review! It was a big pleasure to guide you around the city and I was happy to be able to share time with you. Visiting Gunkanjima was quite interesting although we weren't able to land the island. I think Nagasaki is one of the most interesting places to visit in Japan and we can learn so much from the history of Nagasaki, the war, religions, the national seclusion.. Thank you for taking my tour, hope you make it to Takachiho next time! Hitomi

Marilou Marilou Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ happy with Hitomi ”

Very good and very supportive

Hitomi:

Hi Malou, Thank you for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour in Fukuoka and Sushi at the restaurant. I hope you'll have lots fun tomorrow in Nagasaki and make lots good memories together! Hitomi

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