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Visit Takachiho from Fukuoka ~Homeland of the Japanese myth

by Hitomi
(8) Reviews
12h $ 220 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 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 ( 8 )
Allan Allan United Kingdom ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Guided trip around beautiful Nagasaki ”

Hitome took the 4 of us around Nagasaki showing us all the sights with her warm and charming style. Her English is excellent and she had the answers to all our questions. Thoroughly recommend.

Hitomi:

Hello Allan, Thank you for your kind comments on my tour. I was happy to take you to my favorite places like Suwa shrine and the peace park, and of course the Glover's house! And I'm glad you all liked "Kakuni manjyu"! It was pretty fun having it at that small place. Thank you for letting me be part of your journey! Hitomi

julie Julie United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Our day in hakata ”

Hitomi was a delight to be with! Her English is impeccable! She is so organized, had our tickets ready for buses, trains etc so no time wasted in line! Loved the Buddha, we still talk about the dark tunnel and how spiritual the experience was! Asahi beer was great and we’re looking for that dark beer here in the states! The ramen stadium was amazing, so delicious! Thank you for taking our food choices into consideration! And finding those obscure souvenirs topped off our evening! Hitomi, you are a great person and wonderful guide! If we ever make it back we are going to book you again! Thank you you for a very relaxing, adventurous, spiritual and fulfilling day!

Hitomi:

Dear Julie Wow, your review made my day!! Thank you so much for giving me such words, and it makes me really really happy to hear that you had great time in Japan, because that is my goal, mission to do this work. Yes, the Buddha tunnel is one of my favorite thing in Fukuoka, it is very unique, I am glad you enjoyed it! And I hope Asahi sells the dark beer in the states too! Thank you very much again for taking my tour, I hope you'll make it back so I can take you to some other interesting places! Hitomi

Suandari Suandari Canada ( Family )
Very Good
4 weeks ago

“ Beppu Hells ”

We were so lucky to have Hitomi as our guide in Beppu. She is so knowledgeable about the impressive colourful hot springs scattered all over the region. The highlight of the tour was the jigoku-mushi steamed food! We would certainly recommend her services to anyone wishing to visit Beppu and its surroundings. She is such a kind person and takes good care of her guests.

Hitomi:

Thank you Soan! I'm glad you enjoyed my tour in Beppu. It was my pleasure to guide you, I had a really great time with you and your family! Yes, the steamed food making experience is some thing new and unique! Glad you liked it. Thank you again for the review and taking my tour. I'll see you soon again in Japan or Canada:) ! Hitomi

CHRISTOS CHRISTOS Greece ( Solo )
Very Good
4 months ago

“ Short visit to Fukuoka - Japan. ”

Reliable, helpful, ready to give you all information.

Hitomi:

Thank you very much for your review! Despite the bad weather, you looked very happy when you finally saw the Buddha statue and that made me happy. Thank you again for taking my tour and hope to see you again!

Roy Roy Indonesia ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Fukuoka trip ”

Nice and unforgettable..!!!!

Hitomi:

Thank you for the review. It was nice meeting you and your family. I hope to see you guys again when you come back to Kyushu!

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