Takachiho shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Takachiho, Miyazaki prefecture. Takachiho is one of the most important places for Japanese mythology and it is told that Takachiho is the land where Ninigi descended from the heavens, sent by Amaterasu, the sun goddess.
The exact year of establishment is unknown but the shrine is definitely
1100 years old. Surrounded by nature, Takachiho shrine is different from those shrines located in big cities, such as in Kyoto or Tokyo. Especially you will feel the energy called "power spot".
Town of Takachiho cannot be reached by train anymore but has good connection by buses. If you are flying in to Kyushu and want to visit Takachiho first, better to fly to Kumamoto airport rather than Miyazaki airport, because Kumamoto airport is much closer. There are two daily buses from Kumamoto airport to Takachiho bus terminal. The nearest major station is Nobeoka station in northern Miyazaki, which limited expresses are connecting with other cities, such as Miyazaki and Oita.