Based on the myths from the Kojiki* and the Nihon Shoki*, Takachiho has recently gained popularity with people as a spiritual spot.
The most popular spot there is the Manai Falls, falling between the Takachiho Gorge cliffs. You can visit the gorge either by walking or renting a boat.
[*The Kojiki and Nihon Shoki are the oldest chronicles of Japan myths, legends, songs, genealogy, oral traditions and and semi-historical accounts about the Japanese archipelago, the Kami (spirits and gods), and the Japanese Imperial lines. They are the inspiration behind many current practices in Japan.]
If you choose to stretch your legs in Miyazaki, then you need to go and see its most beautiful spot: Aoshima.
Surrounded with abundant nature, the Aoshima Shrine is located in the center of the island. It’s very popular for it brings good luck to people in matchmaking and marriage.“Oni no Sentakuita” (Devil’s Washboard), a natural wave-like rock formation is also a must-see spot in Aoshima.