(also Takaamahara, Taka-no-amahara, Takamanohara, Takamagahara) (高天原 [たかあまはら、たかのあまはら、たかまのはら、たかまがはら]), literally "High Heaven's Plain" but often translated as the "High Plain of Heaven," is a place in Japanese mythology
. In Shinto
, Takama-ga-hara is the dwelling place of the Kami
. It is believed to be connected to the Earth by the bridge Ama-no uki-hashi
(the "Floating Bridge of Heaven"). In Shinto worship, the kami are invited to leave Takama-ga-hara and enter a shrine
or some other purified place.
is a mountain in Gunma Prefecture in which JAL 123