Takachiho Gorge in Miyazaki

Takachiho Gorge in Miyazaki

I would like to share our trip to Takachiho gorge in Miyazaki Prefecture this time.

Takachiho Gorge in Miyazaki

Takachiho Town is in Northern Miyazaki, about 2-hour drive from Miyazaki City, considered one of Miyazaki’s most popular sightseeing spots. It is said this is made by volcanic ash and rocks from Mt. Aso that erupted long ago.

Takachiho Gorge in Miyazaki
Aside from Takachoho gorge there seems to be bunch of places to visit.

 

Boat Ride

There are rental boats available until 16:00 but they are limited. You would have to come in very early (no reservation accepted) especially during the holidays. The day we visited, it was already full for the rest of the day! (the last person would have to wait for 3-4 hours still!). Well, we still could take nice photos without being on a boat!

Takachiho Gorge in Miyazaki

 

View from above

You could spot the boats from above (bridge). Even just watching the river brings me some breeze. Oh but be aware that many cars and buses pass by.

Takachiho Gorge in Miyazaki
A bit crowded.

 

Clean Water and Stores

We would have a seat and grab something to eat beside the pond. I was amazed how the water is clear like a mirror! Look at this!

Takachiho Gorge in Miyazaki
Reminds me of the terminator turning into liquid…

 

Trail Along the River

Oh hey, there’s a trail. It may take 30 minutes one way. We would try but sudden squall hit us, so we’d have to give in and return. Perhaps another time…

Takachiho Gorge in Miyazaki
Surroundings look so cool.
Takachiho Gorge in Miyazaki
The picture on the official website may have been taken at this spot!

 

Information

Name Takachiho George (高千穂峡)
Access Mukoyama, Takachiho, Nishiusuki District, Miyazaki
Business Hours
Admission

Admission free

Rental boat: 2000 yen for 30 min (300 yen/10 min for extension)

*Parking costs 500 yen/day

Contact 0982-73-1212
Website http://takachiho-kanko.info/en/

 

Lastly

How do you find it? It is a nice place for getting the chill in summer. Please swing by if you get a chance.

See you around!

Miyazaki Udo Jingu Shrine in Nichinan City

Miyazaki Udo Jingu Shrine in Nichinan City

Hello world. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to share our trip to Miyazaki Udo Shrine in Nichinan City.

Miyazaki Udo Jingu Shrine in Nichinan City

Nichinan is a small city in Southern Miyazaki Prefecture with population of about 50,000, but don’t underestimate. There are a bunch of cool places to visit like Miyazaki Udo-jingu Shrine. Believe it or not, this is inside the cave! It’s like a half-hour drive from central Nichinan.

OK, let’s go check it.

Walk through the entrance gate and there’s a path towards the shrine. Basically it’s admission-free (if you would like, there’s a donation box near by).

The entrance gate.

 

It’s right down stairs. These rocks remind me of Senjojiki Rock Formation in Shirahama City (Wakayama Prefecture) that I have previously featured. That’s one of wonders of nature.

Going down the stairs to the shrine.

 

Here we are. The Miyazaki Udo Jingu Shrine. People lineup for throwing coins and praying but if you aren’t into it, you can skip it and explore already.

There goes.

 

Feel like playing some game? Throw the balls to the rock down there. You would be blessed by getting any ball on it. (it costs 100 yen for three balls)

Rules.
Ready?
Aim at the circle!

I screwed! However my friend made it. (damn!)

 

Information

Name Miyazaki Udo Jingu Shrine (鵜戸神宮)
Access

3232 Miyaura, Nichinan-shi, Miyazaki

Business Hours

April – September: 6:00 – 19:00

October – March: 7:00 – 18:00

Admission FREE (parking is free as well)
Contact 0987-29-1001
Website http://www.udojingu.com/ (in Japanese only)

 

Coffee Time

Here is a nice cafe around the entrance gate. The best location for your thirst! (especially in summer) However, a little crowded and chairs are few. We had to stand at the table like at a bar. Well, no big deal.

It’s got a souvenir store next door. It may be good for checking out after sipping a drink.

Front.
Iced coffee.

Alright. Let’s call it a day.

 

Lastly

How do you find it? Even if you aren’t so into shrines, this place gives some breeze. Please take a visit if you get a chance.

See you around!