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Visit Takachiho from Fukuoka ~Homeland of the Japanese myth

by Hitomi
(21) Reviews
12h $ 230 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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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 ( 21 )
Ted Ted United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Great time ”

We had an excellent time with Hitomi. We covered almost everything on our proposed itenerary and she has excellent English. Highly recommended.

Hitomi:

Dear Ted, Thank you for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed your time and food at the restaurant. 193 steps was a bit tough thing to do after your itinerary in Busan, sorry about that. Please come to Kyushu again, and I will show you many other interesting sites! Hitomi

Eric Eric United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Nagasaki in a Day ”

Coming into Nagasaki straight from Hiroshima, already having some prior knowledge about the atomic bombs, Hitomi showed me around Nagasaki and it's history. Going through Glover Garden and some brief history about Mitsubishi (yeah it's not just a TV company), Oura Church, then the atomic bomb museum, and the Peace Park. Everything from the beginning to the end had a purpose. Each and every new place we went to had more details than the last, so the pieces of the puzzle was being put together. She is the perfect story teller. Even when it was all over, she even shown me where to get Yakitori! I had a blast. It's not everyday I get to have that much fun with someone. I wish I could spend two days with her.

Hitomi:

Hi Eric, I had such a great time with you too. It was nice to hear your thoughts and ideas, I was actually impressed by you for the reasons you came to visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Thank you for your visit and I'm proud that I guided you. So I guess you enjoyed your dinner at that yakitori place, sorry I couldn't join you there. Please enjoy your trip and the concert in Tokyo. If you come visit Fukuoka next time, we go to a really good yakitori restaurant and have lots sake together;) Hitomi

Eva Eva Germany ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Perfect day ”

Hitomi picked us up at the cruiseship terminal an made a perfect tour. She had Even found a small beautiful Garden, especially for us. We had a great day, her english was very good, even for german visitors.

Hitomi:

Hello Eva and Thomas Thank you for your kind review. It makes me happy that you liked the tour. The garden was beautiful and relaxing, it started to rain when we were there but I found it pretty nice! I had a fun conversation at the small hut. Thank you for sharing the time and hope to see you again! Hitomi

Chris Chris United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great Day in Nagasaki ”

My wife and I had a great day with Hitomi. She picked us up at the cruise terminal. Her English was outstanding. She took us to many of the local sights in the city and to a local restaurant for lunch. She showed us how to ride the local tram and returned us to the cruise terminal at the end of the day. If you need a guide for Nagasaki you cannot go wrong with Hitomi.

Hitomi:

Dear Chris and Helen I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour in Nagasaki. It was a big pleasure to show you around the city and to share some time together. Thank you for choosing me as the guide and giving me a kind review! Please come back to Kyushu again, I'm willing to introduce you some other beautiful and interesting areas! Hitomi

ALEX ALEX United States ( Couple )
Very Good
2 months ago

“ Tour por la isla de Kyushu ”

La experiencia vivida con la Srta. Hitomi fue excelente, Ya que con ella tuvimos la posibilidad de recorrer lugares que solo se podian visitar en carro particular, Yo rente un auto porque queria viajar por diferentes lugares de la isla que ean de mi interes y necesitaba de un guia, que conociera, la zona, las carreteras y lugares recomendados para comer .

Hitomi:

Alex & Gina Gracias amigos, It was a big pleasure to meet you and spend 4days together! It was an adventure to visit many places by car, and I gotta say you are such a great driver! and Gina is such a sweet and kind person. It was nice listening you two speak in Spanish, it reminded me of old time in California and Sevilla, made me want to learn Spanish again. I'm glad that I could help your trip in Kyushu area. Hope to show you around the south area of Kyushu next time. Thank you very much for your kind review, and it was really nice meeting you both. All the best, Hitomi

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