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Tropical palms and prize-winning jitokko chicken

About Miyazaki
Photo: Tom Roseveare / JT

Top Attractions in Miyazaki

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Upcoming Miyazaki Events

Ikoma Plateau Cosmos Festival

Ikoma Plateau Cosmos Festival

Mid Sep - Late Oct

Each year in autumn, Miyazaki Prefecture's Ikoma Plateau is filled with colorful cosmos flowers in several varieties.


Where to eat in Miyazaki

The Beach Burger House

The Beach Burger House


The Beach Burger House is located within the Miyazaki Rinkai Park, and has an American beachside diner vibe with a menu to match...

Chiara Bella

Chiara Bella

Paul Arenson-Kawano

Chef Fumi, friendly and gifted, with over 10 years experience in central and southern Italy, cooks up a feast for a reasonable price...


Places to stay in Miyazaki

Latest Miyazaki Reports

Top 10 Experiences in Nobeoka

Top 10 Experiences in Nobeoka


Experience the little-known small town of Kyushu's Pacific coastline with natural treasures from mountain to ocean and historic..


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
Region Kyushu
Island Kyushu
Capital Miyazaki
Population 1,135,233
Area 7,735.31 km²

Take a look around Miyazaki Prefecture (宮崎県, Miyazaki-ken) 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.

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