Neighborhood in Okinawa:

Miyako Island

About Miyako Island

Located in the southwest, 303 kilometers from Okinawa and approximately 380 kilometers from Taipei city, is Miyako Island. This beautiful island features coral-limestone, beautiful coral reefs, white sands and clear blue water that shimmers in the sunlight. Miyako Island is perfect for swimming and relaxing. The coral reefs provide excellent spots for snorkeling and other water sports. From Nishihenna cape in the North, there is an amazing view of the coral reefs and neighboring islands. Agarihennazaki, in the east, is the home to rocky coral reefs and a white lighthouse, standing watch at the end of a meandering trail. Yonaha Maehama Beach boasts seven kilometers of white sands. It is famous, worldwide, as the home of the swim leg in the Ironman Triathlon. Nearby, the Ueno German Culture Village, Kikunotsuyu and the Makiyami observatory are all worth a visit. As well as the scenic delights, Miyako Island also offers the chance to listen to ‘Sanshin’ music, while dining on Miyako cattle and momordica. Another local specialty is ‘snow salt’ – you can buy it from a local grocery store or drug store. Visitors are free to venture to one of the seven small neighboring islands: Ikema Island, Tara Gando Island, Irabu Island, Shimoji Island, Kurima Island, Ogami Island and Minna-jima Island. Bridges curve elegantly, connecting these islands. Rent a car, and make it a road trip.

Sights in Miyako Island

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Miyakojima Island

Miyakojima, or Miyako Island, is an island located in Okinawa. It is popular for its warm climate and beautiful beaches.

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Miyakojima City Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden of Miyakojima City spans an area of 120,000 square meters and houses over 1600 sorts of plants and animals.

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Myounji Temple

Myounji is a buddhist temple in Shiobara with 800 years of history. Every year in may, a "peony festival" is held here in which peony flowers cover the grounds

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Sekiya Folk Museum

This folk museum utilises an old mansion from the Edo period as a display in itself, and is a museum of folk art and everyday material and documents from the la

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Nasu Stained Glass Museum

Nasu Stained Glass Museum is built in the style of a manor house and is decorated with authentic stained glass from the 1800s.

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Nasu War Museum

The Nasu War Museum is the only war museum in Japan.

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Nasu Classic Car Museum

The Nasu Classic Car Museum has a collection of classic cars ranging from 1901 models to modern classics from around the world, some of which visitors can touch

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Hunter Mountain (Shiobara)

One of the biggest snow resorts in the Tokyo area. 12 trails, including a 3km downhill. The resort includes a snow park and a Family Park where kids can learn

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Kotaro Teahouse

Kotaro Teahouse is a small cafe/restaurant specialising in "dango" and "soba", built on the bank of a small river in the woods and encompassed by nature.

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Mikaeri Suspension Bridge

The Mikaeri Suspension Bridge overlooks the Mikaeri Waterfall. It is located in the Nasushiobara area of Tochigi.

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Miyama Dam / Lake Miyama

Miyama Dam was constructed in Lake Miyama, a large scale artificial lake, and is a surrounded by plenty of nature with a panoramic view of green (red in autumn)

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Nasu Fish Land

Nasu Fish Land is a fishing complex consisting of, in addition to fishing areas, a BBQ area, outdoor hot-springs, restaurants, lodging facilities and natural fi

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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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Aoshima Jinja Shrine

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

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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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Aoshima Beach

Aoshima Beach is a center for marine sports in Miyazaki where you can enjoy swimming, surfing, sailing and yachting.

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Cafe Pit

Cafe Pit is a cafe and restaurant close to the Miyazaki Science Center east of Miyazaki station.

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Miyazaki-shi Central Park (Bunka no Mori)

Miyazaki-shi Central Park is located right behind the Miyazaki Science Center east of Miyazaki station.

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Miyazaki Science Center

The Miyazaki Science Center is an interactive science museum and planetarium, located east of Miyazaki station.

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Sumibi Kushiyaki Rakui

Rakui is a Japanese restaurant specializing in sumibi kushiyaki, char-grilled skewers.

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Miyazaki Station

Miyazaki station is Miyazaki City's central train and bus station and houses a tourist information as well as several shops, cafes and restaurants.

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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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Hyugaji

Hyugaji is an arts and crafts shop focusing on traditional Japanese goods located a short walk west of Miyazaki station.

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Shiki-dori Street

Shiki-dori is a small shopping street with boutiques, cafes and restaurants in the Tachibana shopping area.

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Ogura

Ogura is a Japanese restaurant specializing in Miyazaki's famous local dish Chicken Nanban.

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Cafe Kunugi

Cafe Kunugi is a small cafe on Shiki-dori in the Tachibana shopping area.