Visit Takachiho from Fukuoka -Homeland of the Japanese myth-

Day Trip

Hitomi T.

4.85(27) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
12 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 8 people

Good getaway from city! Takachiho is located in the northwest of Miyazaki. Although it takes more than 3.5 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!


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Meeting Point

at Tenjin or Hakata bus terminal station

Amanoiwato shrine

This shrine venerates the nearby site of the Amanoiwato "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.

Amanoyasukawara (big cave)

This cave is known as a place where 8 millions gods and goddesses gathered to have an important meeting. Feel the spiritual atmosphere.

Takachiho shrine

This is the most important Shinto shrine in the area.

Takachiho gorge

The gorge was designated as National Scenic and Natural Monument for its spectacular view.

Kunimigaoka (observation deck)

Enjoy the view of Takachiho. When it is clear, you can also see Mt.Aso in Kumamoto pref.

Ending Point

at Tenjin or Hakata bus terminal station

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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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

Transportation fee to Takachiho for you and guide

★Fukuoka city ↔Takachiho by bus 7,330yen per person

Taxi fee in Takachiho 18,000 (maximum of 3 people) ☆If you are more than 3 people, you will need to hire a jumbo taxi. Please ask me for more details.

Your lunch

Important Information

I can guide you around Miyazaki, Beppu and Nagasaki area with additional cost for my transportation. ★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 8:25am at Hakata and 8:05am 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.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time



Catherine C.

Dec 26, 2019

Christmas Day With Hitomi

We enjoyed our Christmas Day in Fukuoka with Hitomi San. She took us to see the “happening” places in Fukuoka, made sure all the kids and seniors in our big group were comfortable. The pace was slow and easy for us as we requested. The children loved her and we all had a great time! She also helped us get tickets to a circus show in the New year. Hitomi San is highly recommended!

Hitomi T.

Hi Catherine, Thank you for the review! I also had a really good time with your family. They were all sweet and kind to me, it was a great Christmas day for me too, thank you. Hope you spend a good time in Fukuoka and make lots of sweet memories! Best regards, Hitomi


Eric W.

Nov 24, 2019

First visit to Fukuoka

Hitomi was a great guide for us in Fukuoka. Communication in English was clear and easy. She knew the city well and explained much to us regarding historical, as well as contemporary issues in the area. She was fun to talk to, making it a very enjoyable day.

Hitomi T.

Dear Eric Thank you for sharing your time with me in Fukuoka. It was a pleasure to meet you all and I had so much fun introducing you to this city. Please come back to Kyushu again for more interesting places!


Dennis A.

Sep 27, 2019

Great Day In Nagasaki

Hitomi did an absolutely fantastic job in providing us a wonderful nine hour tour of Nagasaki. She is gracious, knowledgeable and forever providing great tour information. We would recommend her to anyone. Denny and Barbara Alvey

Hitomi T.

Hello Denny and Barbara Thank you for your kind review, I'm happy that you had good time. It was a pleasure to guide and introduce you to this fantastic city. I hope you come back again to Kyushu island so I can take you to other beautiful and interesting sites! Hitomi


Ratih D.

Jul 16, 2019

Tour of Nagasaki

After meeting at the hotel where my daughter and I stayed in Fukuoka, all of us went to the station to go to Nagasaki. Right when we arrived in Nagasaki, Hitomi talked about Nagasaki and its history and a lot more information that we didn't know about before. She explained things clearly, had taught my daughter how to do origami and also taught her how to properly rinse and pray at the temple. She had also brought us to a great restaurant for lunch. I highly recommend Hitomi because of how informative she is and she also has great English.

Hitomi T.

I'm glad you enjoyed the tour in Nagasaki. Yes, Nagasaki is a very interesting and unique place that I love taking people there. It was nice climbing all the 193steps with you, hope you liked the view from the shrine! Please come back to Kyushu again for Takachiho next time! Hitomi

$278/ per group

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