Miyazaki, Kyushu

Takachiho Gorge 高千穂峡

Takachiho Gorge (高千穂峡) is a narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase River. The Gorge was formed after an eruption of Mount Aso the lava flowed from Mount Aso and over time eroded to create 80~ 100m high cliffs of volcanic basalt columns which filled the narrow valley of the Gokase River. We … Continue reading Takachiho Gorge 高千穂峡

Takachiho, Miyazaki

Takachiho 高千穂, of Myths and Legend

Departing from Miyazaki City Centre, we drove for about two hours to Takachiho. Takachiho is located in the northwestern part of Miyazaki Prefecture. A place that is steeped in myth and legend and has been known since ancient times as a sacred ground where the gods descended to earth. Amano-Iwato Shrine 天岩戸神社 Upon arriving at … Continue reading Takachiho 高千穂, of Myths and Legend

Umagase & Cape Hyuga, Kyushu

Umagase & Cape Hyuga – Where Wishes Come True

After taking a quick bite at Sakurajima, we made our way to Miyazaki. We took a pit stop and saw the tourist board introducing Umagase, a scenic and beautiful place. As it was early afternoon, I did a search on Google and found the phone number and keyed into our car GPS and made our … Continue reading Umagase & Cape Hyuga – Where Wishes Come True