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Our easy to join Takachiho Zig-Zag Village Walk gives you THE unforgettable authentic local experience you were looking for. Beyond the typical tourist spots, you will be able to catch a glimpse of d
Did you know Amanoiwato Shrine is the site of Japan's best known creation myths? After exploring and getting to know this very significant place in Japanese mythology, you will participate in a p
Takachiho town in Miyazaki prefecture is located in Kyushu, the place where Japan began. The "cast", or guides, will work with you to weave an unusual travel story that is slightly outside of the famous tourist spots. This tour is designed to bring to you, the traveler, those unique moments that cannot be missed, and whose colors change dramatically in four seasons.
How can rice, the most important food for the Japanese people, be grown for consumption among the steep mountains of Takachiho? Our guides will share stories of the ingenuity and wisdom that our ancestors held, introducing you to a culture and its traditions that are strongly connected to rice farming. Take a walk through this mountain village, experience it with all of your senses, to get a glimpse into the everyday life of the real Takachiho and not just the usual tourist view.
The Zig Zag Village Walk is an easy to join and enjoyable way to walk around the village on your own. The terraced rice fields, green in summer and golden in autumn, hold a secret. The ups and downs of the walk, which is less than 8km long, hold the secrets of Takachiho life. You will experience places that are generally inaccessible to the general public. "Why?” and "How?”
You will have the chance to meet the artisans at their workshops and to communicate with the locals as they pass by. We hope you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the four seasons and the natural way of life here, where the gods are part of everyday life.
Hidden Gem Journeys
To create a destination where you can say,
"I like it here" and "I want to live here with my loved ones.
In 2015, Takachiho Town was recognized as a World Agricultural Heritage Site by the Food Federation of Japan (FAO).
Hidden Gem Journeys offers a lifestyle hook in this region, which is recognized for its sustainable system that allows people to continue their livelihoods even in the harshest of environments.
We are making three attempts to connect the community itself and its culture to the next generation.