Cliff faces 80~100m tall stretch along a 7km chasm along the Gokase river in the Mitai area. The cliffs were formed by the Gokase river eroding volcanic rock created by lava from Mount Aso. It is designated as a national natural monument and national scenic location as an area with countless national natural monuments and scenic locations.
When Amaterasu becomes your hidden, it is a large cave that God of Yaorozu is to have consultation. There are at about a 10-minute walk from Amanoiwato-Jinja west Hongu.Alias is also known as the "Kyobogaiwaya." Now the stone is loaded by the people of the hands to pray or from the time of the time, has been mysterious and drifted a fantastic atmosphere.
The shrine was built around 1900 years ago in the era of emperor Suinin and it is the Sousha (main shrine) of all 88 highest ranking shrines in the Takachiho area. The current shrine was built in the 18th century. The main shrine building and a pair of iron guardian dog statues are designated as important national cultural property by the Japanese government. The main deities enshrined here are Takachihosumegami and Jisshyadaimyoujin and they are worshiped for agriculture, marriage and to ward off bad fortune.
This shrine was built to pass on one of the best known Japanese myths of Amano-iwato which appears in both the Chronicles of Japan and Record of Ancient Matters. The Amano-iwato cave which Amaterasu-Oomikami hid in, is enshrined here.
The Amano-iwato enshrined here can be viewed from the Nishihon-miya. The Higashihon-miya was built across the Iwato river from the sacred cave and Amaterasu-Oomikami is the deity enshrined here.