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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

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..

Guesthouse Heiwa

Guesthouse Heiwa

Miyazaki is an often overlooked prefecture located in the southeast of Kyushu, but it has a lot to offer. With one of the warmest climates of Japan’s four main islands, its capital, Miyazaki City, is a pleasant place to explore for a couple of ..

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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..

An Adventure to Udo's Cave Shrine

An Adventure to Udo's Cave Shrine

When people go to Miyazaki's Udo Jingu, most tend to go the main shrine. But if you veer off to the left before you get to the main shrine, there are a number of smaller shrines to view and forest paths you can take on your own adventure. One of ..

Relax in Miyazaki's Cinq Male Hotel

Relax in Miyazaki's Cinq Male Hotel

The Aoshima Cinq Male hotel (located closer to Shirahama), Miyazaki, overlooks the ocean and provides amazing views to guests. You're so close to the water that you can smell the salt in the air and hear the gentle sounds of waves lapping the sho..

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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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