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Full-Day Guided Tour of Takachiho Gorge & Miyazaki from Fukuoka with Lunch

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Visit Amanoiwato and Amano-Yasugawara shrines, waterfalls, and more on a guided tour of Miyazaki. Plus, enjoy transfers from Fukuoka and lunch.

Highlights

  • Explore Miyazaki's landscapes with a Chinese-speaking guide, from the pure wellsprings of Shirakawa Suigen to the majestic Manai Falls.

  • Enjoy round-trip transportation from Fukuoka and learn about the Shirakawa Suigen, one of Japan’s most pristine and ecologically diverse rivers.

  • Post a traditional Teishoku lunch, witness the stunning Takachiho Gorge, a national park sculpted by ancient volcanic flows from Mt. Aso.

  • Visit Amanoiwato and Amano-Yasugawara Shrines adorned with thousands of stone piles and the forest's hidden gem, the Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu shrine.

  • Fun Fact: The Amano Yasugawara cave is believed to be the meeting place of 8 million gods for discussing a way to lure the sun goddess from hiding!

Inclusions

  • Full-day guided tour of Miyazaki

  • Chinese-speaking guide

  • Round-trip transfers from Fukuoka

  • Teishoku lunch

  • Insurance

Exclusions

  • Boat rental

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 8 days before the experience begins and get a full refund.

From Fukuoka to Miyazaki's Cultural & Natural Treasures

The tour starts with a pickup from Fukuoka, taking you to Shirakawa Suigen, a famous river recognized by Japan's Environment Agency, accompanied by a Chinese-speaking guide. Here, you can see and even collect water from the wellspring that feeds the Shirakawa River, the heart of Kumamoto City. Following this, enjoy a sumptuous Teishoku lunch, a traditional set meal, at Takachiho. Now a part of a national park, the Takachiho Gorge was shaped by the erosion from ancient pyroclastic flows from Mt. Aso. The vivid greenery in the summer and the radiant colors of the autumn leaves around Manai Falls, the symbol of the gorge, are breathtaking. For a closer look, rent a boat and drift through the serene water.

Ancient Tales of Amanoiwato & Amano-Yasugawara Shrine

The afternoon commences with a journey back in time to the ancient Amanoiwato Shrine and Amano-Yasugawara Shrine, where mystical tales and spiritual history intertwine. The shrines honor the sun goddess Amaterasu and the holy rock cave, Amanoiwato, where she took refuge. A 10-minute walk away is the Amano Yasugawara cave, a spiritual gathering place for 8 million gods, according to ancient records. This is the place where these deities supposedly discussed how to lure Amaterasu out of her cave. End the day with a visit to the Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu shrine, adorned with ancient stone lanterns amid the mossy landscape, before comfortably returning to Fukuoka.

Itinerary

  • Shirakawa Suigen

  • Teishoku lunch

  • Takachiho Gorge & Manai Falls

  • Amanoiwato & Amano-Yasugawara shrine

Important Information

  • It's recommended to wear comfortable shoes as this experience involves a fair amount of walking.

Restrictions

  • The experience is not accessible for people with mobility issues.

  • Note that the following are not allowed on this tour: eating or drinking on the bus.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at JR Hakata Station (Chikushi Exit).

  • Guide Identifiers: Your guide will hold the EasyGO board

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Hakata Sta. (Chikushi Entrance)(bus). It is a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses #Fukuoka Airport Limousine Bus and #Kitakyushu-Airport Limo to get you there.

By Train

  • The closest train station is Hakata Station. It is a quick 2-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board trains #Airport Line, #Fukuhokuyutaka Line, and more to get you there.

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