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Takachiho - A small town located in Southern Kyushu, Japan. In this small town s…

Zig Zag Village Walk

The Zig-Zag Village Walk is an easy to join and enjoyable way to explore the village on your own. The terraced rice fields which are green in summer and golden in autumn, hold an unexpected secret.

Takachiho Morning Town Walk

This walking tour is a quick and easy way to get to know the town of Takachiho in a short time. With our guides, you can experience the morning hours in this special town where the villagers live amo

Zen Practice

Amanoiwato Shrine-East Shrine. This is the place where Amaterasu - Goddess of the Sun - came out of her hiding place, Iwato, to live. Practice clearing your mind in this truly unique place that is s


What will you find in the village
where locals live with gods?

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.

■ Amano-iwato-Shrine(West Shrine)

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MAP CODE:330 837 609*42

■ Amaterasu-kan

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MAP CODE:330 837 544*54

■ Takachiho Shrine

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MAP CODE:330 741 374*50