This shrine is in the middle of a tropical forest with a sea view! Located in the middle of Devil’s washboard in Miyazaki, Japan
Devil’s washboard aka Oni no sentakuita This neat looking rock formation is 100% naturally formed. Unbelievable, right? They are only visible during low tides. Read the tidal schedule before visiting.
This is a follow up of my previous post, ‘Takachiho, where Japanese myths were born… 高千穂、宮崎’ Right next to the Takachiho Gorge there were some intriguing food stalls. At this place, ‘you snooze or you lose’ had a new meaning. That’s right, the noodle floated along the bamboo, but not into your bowl… if you didn’t catch it in time, they just fly off the cliff. This style of serving udon was the regional specialty, nagashi somen 😀
Takachiho was an ancient town on the north of Miyazaki, Japan. Believed to be the holy ground where the Gods descended. So yeah, myths / legends and the bunch was born here. Well known for their breath-taking Takachiho Gorge, Kunimigaoka heavenly cloud hike and 1200+ years old shrine. The prefecture pamphlets tended to only show the Gorge, but their shrines could easily rival Izumo shrine – less crowds and older trees.