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Miyazaki

Tropical palms and prize-winning jitokko chicken

About Miyazaki

Things to do in Miyazaki

Dining

A Peaceful Café in Heiwadai Park

A Peaceful Café in Heiwadai Park

No visit to Miyazaki City is complete without a trip to Heiwadai Park, a large and tranquil oasis of greenery. Opened in 1940 to commemorate the 2600th anniversary of Japan’s mythical first emperor, it was initially created in celebration of Ja..

Cattle Island Indian Restaurant

Cattle Island Indian Restaurant

The best of anything can often be found in the most unlikely locations. Many people arriving at Miyazaki Airport might therefore jump on a train and head into the city in order to check into their hotel before going out to see the sites. Many might v..

Hayakawa Organic Farm

Hayakawa Organic Farm

Organic food, free from pesticides and chemical fertilizers, has, until recently, been the main method of separating “safe” food from that which exposes people to increasing levels of toxins over time. From March of 2011, “radiati..

Places to stay

Staying in a Luxurious Samurai Home

Staying in a Luxurious Samurai Home

If a samurai were time-warped from the Edo period to modern Japan, what kind of home would they live in? Let’s explore that question on a visit to a little castle town that still has its old city streets and preserved buildings—a can&rsqu..

Shiratori Onsen: Upper Bath

Shiratori Onsen: Upper Bath

Shiratori Onsen, on the north side of the eponymous mountain, has two bathhouses, simply named the Upper and Lower baths. They lie a few kilometers apart at different elevations on Route 30 between Ebino City and the area around the Ebino Kogen Campg..

Ebino Kogen Campground

Ebino Kogen Campground

A fantastic base to explore the natural wonders of Kirishima, this large and alluring campground spreads out over hills and under a sea of Japanese red pine. Being a national park, costs are low and the facilities are very good. Choose from tent camp..

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Explore Miyazaki City

Explore Miyazaki City

Miyazaki has so much going for it from the get-go you might find it hard to leave – the climate is noticeably warmer than the rest of Japan, palm trees dominate the landscape, the coastline seemingly endless (all 400 km of it) and the chicken t..

Coastal Scenery in Hyuga City

Coastal Scenery in Hyuga City

Hyuga City, to the north of Miyazaki prefecture, is a quiet, rural city blessed by a rugged coastline dominated by two mountainous peninsulas. Arriving at the main station of Hyuga-shi, visitors can immediately drop into the Hyuga City Tourism ..

A Week in Miyazaki

A Week in Miyazaki

Miyazaki promises a wealth of cultural, geological and culinary discoveries for those keen to explore one of Japan's warmest, most tropical prefectures. Whether it be coastal vistas in Hyuga, island tranquility at Aoshima, exploring caves at Udo..

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About miyazaki

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
RegionKyushu
IslandKyushu
CapitalMiyazaki
Population1,135,233
Area7,735.31 sq. km

Take a look around Miyazaki and you’ll see why it was a very popular honeymoon destination during the 1960’s (before Okinawa was returned to Japan and international travel became more affordable). Takachiho Gorge and Aoshima Island are both extremely beautiful sights, while the Udo Jingu, dedicated to Jimmu, the first emperor of Japan, is built in a cave on a cliff.

The prefecture’s warm climate, exotic Phoenix palm trees, and delicious mango fruit will give you the illusion of being in a tropical country. And speaking of food, some can’t-miss Miyazaki dishes are chicken nanban and niku-maki onigiri, both of which go very well with shochu sake, which the prefecture is renowned for.

The prefecture is still a great resort spot today, and if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Japan’s big cities, then Miyazaki is the place to go.

Things to Do in Miyazaki
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