Amano Yasugawara

Amano Yasukawara Cave

Useful Information

Location: 1073-1 Iwato, Takachiho-cho, Nishiusuki-gun, Miyazaki.
(32.737683, 131.353133)
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave
Light: bring torch
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Amano Iwato Shrine, 1073-1 Iwato, Takachiho-cho, Nishiusuki-gun, Miyazaki, Tel: +81-982-74-8239.
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Ameratsu, the Shinto sun goddess, was hiding inside a cave, and so the world was shrouded in darkness. She was outraged by her brother’s cruel pranks and thus hid in the cave. The other gods and goddesses met inside another cave, the Amanoto, to discuss a strategy to lure the sun goddess from her hiding place. They tried everything they could think of without success. Finally, one goddess danced outrageously and caused the other gods to roar with laughter. Curiosity forced Amaterasu to leave the cave and her light returned to the world.