This area is rich with spots relating to Japanese mythology. For those interested in mythology, we recommend the Ama-no-iwato-jinja Shrine, where the sun goddess Amaterasu is said to have hidden, as well as Takachiho-jinja Shrine and Ama-no-Manai Spring Water. There is a deep valley in Takachiho Valley, which is said to have been made when Mt. Aso erupted. Another very popular spot is Manai Falls which you can see while on a downriver boat trip.
A car is recommended for traveling through the area. When using public transportation, use a bus from the JR Nippo Main line’s Nobeoka Station. The total travel time is about 1 hour 30 minutes. From each major city in Japan you can take an airplane to Miyazaki Airport and from Miyazaki Airport take a bus to Nobeoka Station.
Tourism information: Takachiho