Why not Come to Miyazaki?-the Mythology world


Why not come to Miyazaki?

“Mythology world” Special 3 courses;

Miyazaki is one of the prefecture in Kyushu, where we can find ancient Mythology spots here and there.
These courses are including visiting several shrine, famous Burial mound, or some spots related to Mythology, also including visiting Takachiho gorge where you can see beautiful autumn scenery and local festival, in addition, visiting local sake & wine brewery!

 Furthermore, if you choose exact day November 22-23, you can see the annual local festival at Takachiho in the best season of autumn leaves colored with red and yellow, this is fantastic experience for you, we believe!!


M-67 Mythology in Miyazaki

Since Miyazaki is said to be a hometown for mythology and folk stories and is used to be called Himuka Province in ancient times, there are many folk stories and historical sites including Himuka Mytholory which is written both in the Report of Ancient Matters and Chronicles of Japan.
Saito City is the center of them and there are lots of mythologies and folk stories. The center of mythologies is about Prince Ninigi and Princess Konohana Sakuya, Ninigi are grandson of Goddess Amaterasu (Sun Goddess). Prince Ninigi wanted to find out Saito as his ideal place where is bigger and much fertile than the descent to the earth of the grandson of the Sun-Goddess “Tenson Korin”. Then he finally met the daughter of God Oyamatsumi, called Princess Konohanasakuya and got married. Since the legends tell us about their marriage to childbirth, we can explore to find out the places to follow the Kiki-no-michi.
Kiki-no-Michi, walking road about 4km (2mile and half) long in Saito City, and it links the traditional sites written both in a Report of Ancient Matters and Chronicles of Japan (Kojiki and Nihon Shoki).

M-60 Takachiho Yokagura Dance

Takachiho Yokagura Dance (Kagura is a traditional Shinto dance performed by local men.) was designated as the Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property by the Japanese Government in 1978. It is said to be the origin when the Goddess Amanouzume performed a funny dance in front of the cave where the Goddess Amaterasu hides. We can hardly say exactly when it started but it probably began around by the end of the Heian Period, the 11th century. It is the ritual event to thank the Gods for a good harvest in fall and pray for fertility in the next spring. After the tutelary of each shrine are invited to Kagura Shuku, the 33 items are performed and dedicated. Yokagura festival is an annual usual event that the local men perform traditional 33 dances act for full two days. Why not think about the world of gods and goddesses in the mythology of this area for a while.

click here, you can watch the video “Yo-Kagura” traditional Shinto dance
Takachiho gorge


/// FIT package

We can arrange this tour for individual, family, or the small group, following to your designated date, through the year.

Now, we have 3 courses;
M-66: Nichinan coast & Obi castle
M-67: Mythology road & Sake Brewery
M-60: Takachiho gorge & Traditional Shinto dance

Let’s visit these mysterious “Mythology world”, with bless of God, by all means!!


/// Itinerary M-66 Nichinan coast & Obi castle

 AM Meet at Miyazaki station or Miyazaki airport, then visit each spot described below by chartered car. (about 7 hours)

  • Aoshima
  • Horikiri Pass
  • Udo Jingu shrine
  • Obi Castle

Aoshima, a small island with a circumference of about 1.5km, is a power spot. Blessed with abundant nature, there are many subtropical plants such as Birouge, and there is a tropical atmosphere. Aoshima Shrine, located in the center of the island, is the setting for the famous myth “Yamasachihiko and Umiyukihiko”, and it is also very popular because it is the place where Yamasachihiko and Toyotamahime(princess) got married. The famous strange rock “Oni no Sentaku-ita/iwa”(Demon Washboard) that surrounds the island is also a highlight.

Udo shrine is in a cave at the tip of Cape Udozaki, which juts out into the Pacific Ocean. It is a unique place where the colorful red-painted main building is enshrined. Around the cape, strange rocks and reefs line up and the rough waves of the Pacific Ocean hit, making it a beautiful scenic spot. In addition, it is said that if a man throws a luck ball with his left hand and a woman with his right hand and puts it in a rock box called Kameishi, his/her wish will come true.

Obi Castle Town, which is said to be the” Little Kyoto” of Southern Kyushu. It was the residence of Mr. Ito (feudal lord) for 280 years. There are many attractions in the restored castle ruins, leaving behind the magnificent stone walls and stone steps. You can experience the new power spot “Happy Cedar” and the traditional peasant martial arts “Shihan-Mato” of the Obi Domain.

PM Arrive at Miyazaki station or Miyazaki airport, then finish the tour.

/// Price

Number
of Guests
 1 2  3 4-5  6 or more
(Max 8)
Price 
/ person
(Yen)
 115,000  64,000  46,000 36,000  31,000

Price Include:

  • Chartered car
  • English (or other languages) speaking guide
    (English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Thai)
  • Entrance fees described in the itinerary for guests and guide
  • Commission for arrangements
  • Commission for settlements by credit card
  • Consumption tax

Price Exclude:

  • Transportation costs to the meeting place / ending place
  • Accommodation costs
  • Food and beverage fee for customers and guide
  • Souvenir fee / personal expenses
  • Expenses for services not described in the itinerary

/// Itinerary M-67 Mythology road & Sake Brewery

9:00 Meet at Miyazaki station or Miyazaki airport, then visit “Kiki no Michi” (Mythology road) & “Saitobaru Kofun” (Burial mounds) by chartered car. 

Kiki no Michi : 1) Tsuma Shrine 2) Mifune Duka 3) Aisome River 4) Yafuro-den Ato (Site of Yahiro-den) 5)Utsumuro 6)Koyu Pond 7)Ishinuki Shrine 8) Oyama Dumi Zuka 9)Onino Iwaya Burial Mound 10) Osahoduka and Mesahoduka

12:30 Visit Aya’s Teruha Suspension Bridge

Aya’s Teruha Suspension Bridge, which was designated as the Kyushu Mountains National Monument in May 1982 and bridged two years later, is not only a monument for sightseeing, but also a nationwide laurel forest, which is the source of laurel forest culture. It was bridged so that people in Japan could see it from a perspective that is not usually seen, feel the blessings of nature, the splendor of the natural ecosystem, and recognize the importance of nature.
 After crossing the suspension bridge, a natural promenade along the slope of the mountain continues for about 2 km. Enjoy the scent of trees, various sounds, warmth, and colors using all five senses.

14:00 Visit Sake Brewery, take lunch, brewery tour, tasting, shopping, etc. by your requests.

Shusen no Mori” is an unique “liquor theme park” that is maintained by Unkai Shuzo, which brews shochu, sake, wine, and beer. Unkai Wine uses 100% domestic grapes, mainly from Miyazaki Prefecture, such as Aya-cho grapes, Black Olympia, Campbell Early, and Delaware, to produce fragrant wines.

17:00 Arrive at Miyazaki station or Miyazaki airport, then finish the tour.

/// Price

Number
of Guests
 1 2  3 4-5  6 or more
(Max 8)
Price 
/ person
(Yen)
 127,000  72,000  52,000 41,000  34,000

Price Include:

  • Chartered car
  • English (or other languages) speaking guide
    (English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Thai)
  • Entrance fees described in the itinerary for guests and guide
  • Commission for arrangements
  • Commission for settlements by credit card
  • Consumption tax

Price Exclude:

  • Transportation costs to the meeting place / ending place
  • Accommodation costs
  • Food and beverage fee for customers and guide
  • Sake or Winery tour admission
  • Souvenir fee / personal expenses
  • Expenses for services not described in the itinerary

/// Itinerary M-60 Takachiho gorge & Traditional Shinto dance

1st day
14:00 Meet at Takachiho bus center, then visit Takachiho Gorge by walk. 

20:00 After hotel check-in, take a rest, then go to Takachiho Shrine to watch “Yo-Kagura” traditional Shinto dance.
(if you choose  November 22, you can see annual local festival, from 19:00 to around 22:00)

21:00 After finish the dance, back to the hotel and stay.

2nd day
9:30 After breakfast, check-out hotel, start visiting Takachiho area by local bus.

View Points: ●Takachiho Shrine ● Amano Iwato Shrine and Amano Yasugawara ● Aratate Shrine ● Kushifuru Shrine ● Kunimigaoka (Kunimi Hill)

17:00 Arrive at Takachiho bus center, then finish the tour.

/// Price

Number
of Guests
 1 2  3 4-5  6 or more
(Max 8)
Price 
/ person
(Yen)
 130,000  66,000  45,000 35,000  30,000

Price Include:

  • 1day pass of local bus at Takachiho
  • English (or other languages) speaking guide
    (English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Thai)
  • Entrance fees described in the itinerary for guests and guide
  • Yo-Kagura dance show admission
  • Commission for arrangements
  • Commission for settlements by credit card
  • Consumption tax

Price Exclude:

  • Transportation costs to the meeting place / ending place
  • Accommodation costs (available to book by request)
  • Food and beverage fee for customers and guide
  • Souvenir fee / personal expenses
  • Expenses for services not described in the itinerary

Regarding these standard courses, we can arrange the plan upon your request by adding / deleting destinations, and combining other courses before and after, making reservations of accommodation, transportation, restaurants, or event tickets, etc. Please contact us by all means.

Please see here for the arrangement fee.

ex.1 Arrangement for accommodation
Room charge 10,000yen(1night 1person) + Commission 1,650yen(incl. c-tax)=Total 11,650yen 

ex.2 Arrangement for additional transportation
Super express train 20,000yen(1person) + Commission 3,300yen(incl. c-tax)=Total 23,300yen 


/// Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy for this course;

Days to Departure Cancellation Charge
More than 31 days 10,000JPY
30-15 days 50% of trip price, Min 10,000JPY
14-8 days 70% of trip price, Min 10,000JPY
7 days or Less, No Show 100% of trip price

Please refer to “Price, Terms and Conditions” for other detailed regulations.


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