Miyazaki

About Miyazaki

Miyazaki prefecture is on the southeastern side of Kyushu and is known for its majestic mountains and rugged coastal scenery. Surfing has grown in popularity here and as a result, the area draws in big crowds and is famous for competitions held in seaside towns each year. Beyond surfing and scenery, Miyazaki is the home of Japanese myths, history and legends. The “Kojiki” (Records of Ancient Matters) is Japan’s oldest history book. About two-thirds of the places featured in the Kojiki are in Miyazaki. Visiting here, you will be surrounded by shrines, temples and gardens alive in the myths of Japanese gods and goddesses.

Places to visit in Miyazaki

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Takachiho Gorge

The Takachiho Gorge was formed by a branch of the Gokase river and is a popular scenic lookout. Boats can be rented and taken through the gorge.

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Udo Jingu Shrine

If you only visit one shrine in Japan, this is it. Udo Shrine is tucked away in a cliff cave by the Nichinan coast, but it's anything but shy. Dedicated to U

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Manai Falls

Located in Takachiho George, this waterfall has been designated as one of the Japan's Top 100 Waterfalls and known as a power spot. This location is often used

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Aya Teruha Suspension Bridge

This suspension bridge crosses over the Aya River in Miyazaki Prefecture. The bridge was the highest conventional suspension bridge at the time of its completio

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Miyazaki Jingu Shrine

This is the main shinto shrine of Miyazaki city. This shrine enshrines Emperor Jinmu, who is said to be the first Emperor of Japan.

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Aoshima Jinja Shrine

Aoshima Jinja Shrine is located on Aoshima Island on the southern coast of Miyazaki prefecture.

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Manai Falls

Located in Takachiho George, this waterfall has been designated as one of the Japan's Top 100 Waterfalls and known as a power spot. This location is often used

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Aya Teruha Suspension Bridge

This suspension bridge crosses over the Aya River in Miyazaki Prefecture. The bridge was the highest conventional suspension bridge at the time of its completio

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Gunkei Kiten (Miyazaki Station)

Gunkei is a Japanese restaurant chain specializing in Miyazaki's famous char-grilled chicken.

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Udo Jingu Shrine

If you only visit one shrine in Japan, this is it. Udo Shrine is tucked away in a cliff cave by the Nichinan coast, but it's anything but shy. Dedicated to U

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Obi Castle Remains

The Obi Castle Remains house several history museums and are located west of Obi station.

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Miyazaki Prefectural Aoshima Subtropical Botanic Garden

The Miyazaki Prefectural Aoshima Subtropical Botanic Garden is located east of Aoshima station, on the way to Aoshima Island.

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Japanese Myths and Legends: Miyazaki

After returning from a 3-day trip to Miyazaki, I told some of my Japanese friends and acquaintances where I'd been, they all said the same thing: “Miyazaki?! Bu

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APA Hotel Miyazaki Miyakonojo Ekimae

APA Hotel Miyazaki Miyakonojo Ekimae is set in Miyakonojō, 39 km from Miyazaki. For your comfort, you will find slippers and a hairdryer. Both free WiFi and pr

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Gokase Campsite Camping and Guesthouse

Offering a barbecue and a ski school, Gokase Campsite Camping and Guesthouse is situated in Gokase in the Miyazaki Region, 43 km from Kumamoto. Takachiho is 14

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Vessel Hotel Miyakonojo

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Vessel Hotel Miyakonojo offers accommodation in Miyakonojō. Rooms include a flat-screen TV. Certain units include

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Super Hotel Miyazaki

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Super Hotel Miyazaki offers accommodation in Miyazaki. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted wi

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Ryokan Odoso

Ryokan Odoso offers accommodation in Miyazaki. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms are equipped with

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Hotel AreaOne Nobeoka

Hotel AreaOne Nobeoka offers accommodation in Nobeoka. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. A flat-screen TV is provided. You will find a 24-hour front de

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