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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Sights in Miyazaki

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Manai Falls

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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

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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)

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

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Udo Jingu Shrine

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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

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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

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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

Written by Jennifer Weiss

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

Hotels in Miyazaki

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Super Hotel Miyazaki

Hotel in 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

Hotel in Miyazaki

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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Route Inn Grantia Aoshima Taiyokaku

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Only a 10-minute walk from JR Kodomo no Kuni Train Station, Route Inn Grantia Aoshima Taiyokaku features modern accommodations and a free-breakfast for all gues

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APA Hotel Miyazaki-eki Tachibana-dori

Hotel in Miyazaki

APA Hotel Miyazaki-eki Tachibanana-dori features modern accommodations with free wired internet access and a flat-screen TV with video-on-demand. Guests can req

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Miyazaki Daiichi Hotel

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Located a 5-minute drive from JR Miyazaki Station, Miyazaki Daiichi Hotel provides comfortable accommodation with large public baths and sauna. A breakfast buff

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Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort

Hotel in Miyazaki

Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort boasts hot springs, swimming pools and golf courses. Guests can enjoy, indoor or outdoor tennis, scuba diving or shopping, or they

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