Spots in Miyazaki Area

  • Takachiho-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    460 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Pref. Nishiusukiguntakachihochou Mitai 1037
    The head shrine of the 88 Shrines of Takachiho Village, it is believed to have been erected around 1900 years ago. The shrine’s principle deities are Takachiho-sumegami and Jisshya-daimyojin and the shrine is believed to answer prayers in particular connected with the agricultural industry, the exorcism of evil, and luck in marriage and love. The shrine’s main building and guardian iron lion-dogs are designated Important Cultural Properties. The shrine is famous for the Yokagura, a ritual involving music and dance dedicated to the gods conducted from mid-November to early February the following year. The Takachiho Kagura, however, a similar dance conducted by performers wearing masks depicting the gods of Japanese myth, is held in the shrine’s kagura hall every night throughout the year at 8 pm; visitors can view this performance by paying a small fee.

    This is a simple shrine where the 8pm performance of Kagura takes place every night. The buildings are dwarfed by tall trees especially the 2 wedded trees; myth says; if you walk with your loved one...

  • Amanoiwato Jinja
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    4.5
    385 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Prefecture Nishiusuki-gun, Takachiho-cho, amano-iwato 1073-1
    This Shinto shrine is dedicated to the myth of Ama-no-Iwato, the cave to be where the sun goddess Amaterasu once hid herself from the world according to the Kojiki, the oldest existing chronicle of Japan. The shrine’s western and eastern main shrine buildings are dedicated to Amaterasu and straddle the Iwato River. After requesting to do so at the shrine office in the western shrine building, visitors can be purified and are then allowed to worship directly before the Ama-no-Iwato cave. In addition, the river bed (Amano-yasugawara) and cave where the innumerable gods and goddesses gathered and discussed what to do after Amaterasu went into hiding, is a 10-minute walk from the Western shrine building along the Iwato River.

    This simple shrine honors the sun goddess, Amasterasu & the cave she hides in during the winter months. In each shrine is a beautiful silver-blue disc representing her power. Every 30 minutes, one of...

  • Ogura Main Shop
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    4.0
    346 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Tachibanadorihigashi 3-4-24
    This long-standing Western restaurant opened in 1956, in Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture. It is one of the restaurants said to have devised the Miyazaki’s specialty Chicken Nanban. The restaurant prides itself on its Chicken Nanban, made with tender chicken breast meat, cooked and immediately covered in sweet vinegar and a homemade tartar sauce. Locals and tourists alike line up to buy it. The old-fashioned interior, styled like a Western town restaurant, is also quite appealing.

    Its a small place in a back Japanese like alley. Huge portions of chicken nanban which is fried chicken thigh. Its incredibly good. Its popular with locals too. You dont need a reservation, but...

  • Miyazaki-jingu Shrine
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    4.0
    269 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Jingu 2-4-1
    A Shinto shrine dedicated to Japan’s first emperor, Emperor Jinmu. Many of the shrine’s buildings are registered as Tangible Cultural Properties, including the main shrine building, which is unusually made with whole cedar logs. The Shinko Festival, a 140 year old festival in which the god of the shrine is paraded outside, is held on a Saturday and a Sunday at the end of October and is one of Miyazaki Prefecture’s top festivals. Oshirafuji, the largest wisteria tree in the country and a designated Natural Monument, stands on the shrine grounds; mid-April is the best time to see it in bloom. A 10-minute walk from JR Miyazaki-Jingu Station.

    When I was living in Miyazaki I cam here when it was extremely hot..July August. Or just to take a walk .Many beautiful trees.green and the right place to welcome the new year.

  • Miyazaki Kanko Hotel Open-Air Hot Spring Tamayura no Yu
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    4.0
    307 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Matsuyama 1-1-1
    This hot spring accommodation is located in Miyazaki City. The hot spring sits beside the Oyodo River and visitors are able to spend a relaxing time at the natural hot spring in the center of the city. The spring consists of a large public bath and an open-air bath. The water quality is “slightly alkaline sodium chloride” which is said to be good for promoting beautiful skin and also effective in treating symptoms such as muscle soreness, nerve pain and recovery from fatigue. The facility is also available for day use.

    This is a hidden gem in Miyazaki. We will looking for some comfort food on a rainy day. Our hotel recommended this place. The ambience was good and tastefully decorated. We order a char siew, a bok...

  • Obi Castle Ruins
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    4.0
    206 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Pref. Nichinanshi Obi 10-1-2
    These are the ruins of Obi Castle, which served as the residence of the Ito family, lords of the Obi Domain, for the 280 years from 1588 to the early Meiji period. Currently, you can see many things that have been reconstructed and restored in the Showa period (1926-1989) such as the Ote-mon gate and the Edo period (1603-1868) Matsuo-no-Maru residence. In addition, the Obi Castle History Museum is on the premises and exhibits many items and historical materials related to successive lords and their retainers. Besides the Komura Memorial Hall and Merchant Museum, it offers common tickets that can also be used for other paid facilities nearby the castle. It is free to explore the castle ruins.

    We were lucky to have the place practically to ourselves on a gorgeous sunny Christmas Day. It was so peaceful and serene.

  • Horikiri Pass
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    4.0
    203 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Oriuzako
    A spot along the Nichinan Coast from which you can view the Devil’s Washboard (a Natural Monument) and the grandeur of the Pacific Ocean. The green of the phoenix trees and the blue of the ocean create a beautiful contrast in this picturesque expanse reminiscent of the south seas.

    This roadside stop is a good way to gaze over the surrounding coastline. It is just across the road from the Phoenix roadhouse. Watch out for birds of prey soaring along the cliffs.

  • Miyachiku (Miyazaki Beef Teppanyaki Grill)
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    4.5
    171 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Shimbeppuchou Foreshore 1401-255
    This is a teppanyaki restaurant in Miyazaki City. Guests can enjoy meat cuisine using the finest Miyazaki beef such as teppanyaki, yakiniku BBQ, sukiyaki and shabu-shabu. The menu is extensive, perfect for a variety of occasions, also offering a la carte dishes such as Hamburg steak and beef shabu-shabu, and a kaiseki meal featuring Miyazaki beef steak.

    The beef is cooked to the perfect doneness. It melts in the mouth. And this is expected. The surprise is in the bread dessert. A must try.

  • Garden Buffet Pine Terrace
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    4.0
    186 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Miyazaki-shi Yamasakicho Hamayama
    "This is a restaurant at ""Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort"" within the ""Phoenix Seagaia Resort,"" a resort facility in Hamayama, Yamasaki Town, Miyazaki City. The buffet style restaurant's theme is ""Miyazaki terroir"" and serves dishes using Miyazaki's traditional vegetables and fruits, seafood and Miyazaki beef."

    Breakfast at The Pine Terrace was average. The rolls were manufactured, the food was average quality, although there was a huge variety of average quality. It was a mob scene and one guy took over...

  • Takachiho Farm
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    4.0
    116 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyakonojoushi Yoshinomotochou 5265-103
    This is a tourist ranch where visitors can pet small Jersey cows and sheep, milk cows, ride horses, and make sausages. In the wide green fields one can spend a relaxing time with the animals, and the Hitsujigaoka observation deck offers stunning views from the summit of Takachiho to Sakurajima. One can also try fresh milk and delicious mutton and vegetable dishes, making it a popular spot to bring the family.

    Found this spot when surfing web and spend half day there. Have some quick food or a more decent restaurant there. Little shop to sell itself dairy product. Have option to experience to use its...

  • Phoenix Seagaia Resort
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    4.0
    160 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Yamasakichou Hamayama
    A sprawling resort area facing the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by the natural beauty of a 700 hectare black pine forest extending north and south for 11 kilometers along the east coast of Miyazaki City. There are three hotels at the resort, including the Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort, as well as a world class convention center capable of accommodating up to 5,000 people. The resort offers the ultimate resort experience, including an array of activities which make the most of the beautiful natural environment. Sports facilities include a tennis club and the Phoenix Country Club, a renowned golf course considered one of the three best in Japan and 100 best in the world and which has been the venue for the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament since 1974. The resort's greatest ever renovation project since it first opened was completed in October 2017, and the renewed Seagaia offers value and experiences you'll find no place else, in every aspect from vast, beautiful locations; to facilities and touches which enhance your enjoyment of the same; to stunning hospitality.

    This place appears to have been built in the 1970s. It was high end back then. Not much seems to have changed since then. Mold, mildew, rusty metal that needs painting, sheetrock tape coming...

  • Miyazaki City Phoenix Zoo
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    4.0
    110 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Shioji Hamayama 3083 - 42
    This zoo opened in 1971 and houses 1,600 animals of 80 different kinds. Inside there is an Asian elephant exhibition, African park, camel park, ape house and children’s animal village, and with the various exhibitions, amusement park, restaurants and shops available, one can certainly enjoy the whole day here. During summer the entrance fee also allows visitors to use the 200-meter-long water-slide equipped pool, which is crowded with children every year.

    I stayed at Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort nearby and get to this zoo by free hotel shuttle bus. So it’s easy to get access to. I spent half day (almost 5 hours) from 12:00noon to 5:00pm with my...

  • Takachiho Beef Restaurant Nagomi
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    4.5
    98 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Pref. Nishiusukiguntakachihochou Mitai 1099-1 Takachiho Hatsame Market
    This restaurant, located in the Takachiho-Gamadase Market, serves cuisine using Takachiho beef. Guests can choose from teppanyaki, table steak and yakiniku courses. Teppanyaki means that the chef cooks the meat right in front of you. The restaurant is directly run by JA (Japan Agricultural Cooperatives) so delicious Takachiho beef can be enjoyed at reasonable prices.

    The restaurant is of decent size so finding a table was not difficult for our group of six pax. The waiting staff while not as warm as I’ve encountered on this trip to Kyushu, they are patient with...

  • Gunkei Kakushigura (Main Restaurant)
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    4.0
    103 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Chuoudori 8-12
    This restaurant located in Miyazaki City serves chicken. Many chicken dishes are available for you to enjoy from chicken sashimi, chicken nanban (crispy chicken in a sweet and sour sauce) to the specialty “momoyaki” grilled chicken thigh. The “Momoyaki” which is charcoal grilled is extremely popular with visitors in and out of the prefecture. In addition, you can enjoy local Miyazaki sake, sake made from mango and local citrus fruit as well as local beer and shochu liquor.

    Glad we could make a reservation. This izakaya has a large menu of local foods as well as drinks. Definitely have some sumibiyaki—food that has been grilled over a low, buried flame (it looks like...

  • Naochan
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    4.5
    93 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Pref. Nobeokashi Sakaemachi 9-3
    This chicken cuisine restaurant is located in Nobeoka City. The simple taste of chicken nanban, made with Miyazaki grown chicken breast and an original sweet and sour sauce, is popular. Rice cooked freshly in a pressure cooker pot, dried anchovy from Kitaura and miso soup made with Mukabaki dried shiitake mushrooms are also popular. Enjoy chicken cuisine using carefully selected local and prefectural produce.

    Nao Chan has moved to new quarters. The new location is literally a stone’s throw up the same alley, closer to the Route Inn. The chicken is probably the best I have ever had. I was here for two...

  • Suisen
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    4.5
    86 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Hiroshima 2-11-3
    This is a restaurant offering local cuisine where you can taste fresh, locally produced grilled chicken thigh and chicken nanban (crispy chicken with a sweet and sour sauce). Chicken gizzard is also popular for its crispy texture refreshing taste, and goes well with local sake. The restaurant is popular with both sightseers and business travelers and its convenience to Miyazaki Station.

    Miyazaki chicken is the star of the show here. Different cuts & types of cooking along with craft beer to wash down the perfect evening in this coastal city. Order plenty of charcoal grilled chicken...

  • Roadside Station Nango
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    4.0
    96 Reviews
    Transportation
    Miyazaki Pref. Nichinanshi Nangouchounienami 3220-24
    This is a roadside station in Nichinan City. Located in a central area of the Nichinan Coast Quasi-National Park, it provides tourist information regarding Miyazaki, sells special local products and also includes a restaurant. Locally grown fruit such as mango and a variety of citrus are also available for purchase. A limited number of the “mango roll”, with its mango scent, is also available. The restaurant offering a menu using Mediterranean vegetables is also popular.

    Make sure to stop here. The food is tasty and you get a good view. We came here as a group of 5 on a tour down south Miiyazaki. It doesn’t look like much if you drive past, but it is. I drove past...

  • Yoshokan
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    4.0
    86 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Nichinan-shi Obi 9-1-1
    This archetypical samurai residence was built in 1869 by Ito Sukeyori, lord of Obi Domain. The residence was named after a large, several-hundred-year-old camphor tree on the grounds. A yakuimon gate stands at the entrance, and the large grounds are occupied by a main residence, sukiya-zukuri-style teahouse, zosha servants' quarters and storehouse, and kura storehouse. The residence is said to have been one of the most prominent of the samurai residences around Obi Castle. The rock garden sprawling on the south side of the residence was created in the samurai, bugaku-ryu style. The famous garden is one of the best in the entire Kyushu region both in terms of its size and superb state of preservation.

    This historic district was a nice place to wander, explore and enjoy stepping back in time. Nice shops and places to eat too

  • Ogura (Segashira store)
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    4.0
    81 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Segashira 2-2-23
    This is a restaurant perfect for families in Miyazaki City. The most popular items on the menu are Miyazaki's specialty chicken nanban, lunch and champon (noodles mixed with seafood and vegetables). The lunch dish can be enjoyed not only during the day but also in the evening, and is a generous serving of chicken nanban (fried chicken with a sweet and sour sauce), fried shrimp, and Hamburg steak. The champon dish is not only large but features a generous amount of fresh vegetables.

    Chicken nanban is a local delicacy which was originated by Ogura. Chicken, marinated wih vineger and deepfried, served with tartar sauce. Yummy.

  • Omi Shrine
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    4.5
    72 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Pref. Hyugashi Hichiya 1
    This shrine stands on the columnar rocks Isegahama beach. It enshrines the deity of Amaterasu sume Omikami, and has long been affectionately called “Hyuga-no- oise-sama”. The famous “Tensho Lion Dance”, performed by locals, is exhibited on the eve of the annual Great Festival held every October each year, and is visited by many worshippers.

    A beautiful place, with gorgeous scenery and rock formations. Nearby is a traditional fishing village which is lovely to saunter around. One gets a real feeling of days gone by. Very relaxing.

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An unmissable highlight of Kyushu, Miyazaki prefecture satisfies nature lovers with its dramatic gorges cut out of rugged cliffs, leading into waterfalls and beaches of green-blue water popular among surfers. Takachiho Gorge in the north of the prefecture tells a tale of centuries-old Japanese mythology in a fantastic setting, allowing visitors to explore the waters by boat before heading up to the cave at the Awano Iwato Shrine, where the sun goddess was said to have hidden, plunging the world into darkness.

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