Spots in Miyazaki Area

  • Takachiho-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    474 Reviews
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    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 place is so peaceful, clam, shady and respectful. Japanese tradition architecture was show around this shrine.

  • Amanoiwato Jinja
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    4.5
    402 Reviews
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    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...

  • Roadside Station Phoenix
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    4.0
    348 Reviews
    Transportation
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Uchiumi 381-1
    This is a roadside station in Miyazaki City. Located near the Horikiri Pass on the Nichinan Coast it is a great spot to take a break while on a drive. The observation deck overlooks the wave-like rocks known as the demon's laundry rocks and the ocean. Soft serve ice cream made from Miyazaki mango, hyuganatsu citrus, ashitaba (Angelica keiskei) and other special produce are popular, and special local products are also available at the onsite store.

    My stopover when I drive to nichinan. Especially if the weather is sunny you can enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Ocean.

  • Miyazaki-jingu Shrine
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    4.0
    279 Reviews
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    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.

    境内を歩くと、『明治神宮や熱田神宮などのような日本を代表する典型的な神宮』という印象を受けますが、大都市に鎮座する神社でない分人もそれほど多くなく、日本人がこれまで大切にしてきた『神の坐す場所』のような雰囲気を感じられる神社です。境内には豊かな森が広がっており、観光客を呼び込むようないわゆる奇を衒った施設もありません。日々の喧噪から離れ、静かな環境の中で散策するだけでもいいでしょう。 境内はほとん...

  • Miyazaki Kanko Hotel Open-Air Hot Spring Tamayura no Yu
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    4.0
    311 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...

  • Takachiho Gorge
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Pref. Nishiusukiguntakachihochou Mitai Please Shioi
    This gorge owes its roots to pyroclastic flow that was discharged from the Aso caldera due to volcanic activity and flowed down along the Gokasegawa River. These pyroclastic deposits rapidly cooled and formed cliffs of columnar joints, which then experienced years of erosion from the Gokasegawa River, resulting in a V-shaped gorge. The approximately 100-meter high cliffs extend for seven kilometers, and the sunlight that filters through the tall cliffs and various trees above pours down into the clear streams of the river to create a mysterious atmosphere. One of the sights in the area is Manai Falls, a magnificent waterfall with a 17-meter cascade of water which has been selected as one of Japan’s top 100 waterfalls. Visitors can rent a rowboat and look up at the beautiful gradation of light.
  • Takachiho Farm
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    4.0
    121 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...

  • Miyazaki City Phoenix Zoo
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    4.0
    111 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...

  • Roadside Station Nango
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    4.0
    98 Reviews
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    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.

    マンゴーソフトを食べたくて寄りました。 ソフトクリームの部分は同じでマンゴー果肉とマンゴーソースがかかったパフェがあったのでそちらを注文。 冬の時期だったからかマンゴー果肉が凍っていて微妙でした。

  • Ayanoteruha Suspension Bridge
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    4.0
    111 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Pref. Higashimorokatagunayachou Minamimata 5691-1
    This bridge was constructed two years after the opening of Kyushu Sanchi Quasi-National Park in 1982. It is a suspension bridge 250 meters long and 142 meters high, and it will make you feel like you’re walking among the treetops of the laurel forest. On the other side of the bridge is a two-kilometer-long nature trail, the perfect opportunity to enjoy a walk in the woods.

    Besides the main suspension bridge, there is a smaller one. You can enjoy some walking from the main bridge to the smaller one.

  • Miyako Botanic Garden Aoshima
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    4.0
    157 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyazaki Miyazaki-shi Aoshima 2-12-1

    A short regional train ride from Miyazaki exiting the station with a short walk to the coast is this wonderful botanical garden. Meticulously maintained with nearby coffee shops and restaurants. Well...

  • Udo-jingu Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Pref. Nichinanshi Miyaura 3232
    This shrine is inside a cave in the side of a cliff facing Hyuganada. It is dedicated to Ugayafukiaezu no Mikoto, the father of Emperor Jimmu, and it is believed to bring people together in romance. The main shrine contains a “reiseki kameishi” (magical turtle stone), and it is said that if you can successfully toss an “undama” (lucky stone) into one of its holes, your wish will come true.
  • Omi Shrine
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    4.5
    81 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.

  • Roadside Station Takachiho
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    3.5
    63 Reviews
    Transportation
    Miyazaki Pref. Nishiusukiguntakachihochou Mitai 1296-5
    This is a roadside station in Takachiho Town, Nishiusuki County overlooking the “Shinto Takachiho Ohashi Bridge” and “Takachiho Gorge”. Visitors can enjoy shopping and dining as well as obtain tourist information. In the farmer’s market freshly picked vegetables and special local products are available. There is also a restaurant where visitors can taste seasonal produce and the regional specialty, chicken nanban (fried chicken with a sweet and sour sauce).

    バスツアーで訪問しました。大きなお顔の天野鈿女命(あまのうずめのみこと)がお出迎え。初め何かと思いました。70分のフリータイム。食事して買い物して、トイレに行く時間です。まずは食事。とろろそばが美味しかったです。2団体が入り満杯。10分で食べ終え、売り場へ。高千穂産のお米など売っていました。小さめの道の駅なので時間が余りました。

  • Roadside Station Ebino
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    4.0
    43 Reviews
    Transportation
    Miyazaki Pref. Ebinoshi Nagayama 1006-1
    This is a roadside station in Ebino City providing tourist information as well as a market called “Yuino Markets” selling a variety of freshly picked fruit and vegetables grown on local farms, as well as fresh meat including Japanese beef. In addition, the cafeteria “EBINOCCO” offers a buffet of seasonal produce. Soft serve ice cream made from cumquat, a specialty of Ebino, is also popular.

    道の駅巡りが大好きです‼︎お酒,おそば,道の駅のステッカーなど買いました。会計で自分で袋詰めしたのですがステッカーをカゴの中に忘れて帰ってしまい(T...

  • Sunmesse Nichinan
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyazaki Nichinan-shi Miyaura 2650

    As the day was bright and sunny and the sky bright blue this sight looked very beautiful. Stunning statues overlooking the sea and facing their Easter Island counterparts. Theres a bit of modern art...

  • Tunnel’s station, Takachiho Tourist Information and Souvenir Hall
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    3.5
    89 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Pref. Nishiusukiguntakachihochou Shimono 2221-2
    This is an undiluted sake storehouse for the Kagura Shuzo brewery, famous for products such as the mugi (barley) shochu Kurouma and soba (buckwheat) shochu Tensho. Originally a tunnel for the Trans-Kyushu railroad, construction was stopped due to flooding but gained new life as a barrel storage facility for shochu due to its unchanging temperature and humidity. Around 1,300 barrels are stored in the 1,115-meter-long tunnel, through which the rich aroma of vapor shochu drifts. At the facility’s tourism center, one can try the stored distilled spirit for free.

    A cool winery, using an old train tunnel to store barrels. Different kinds of wine are available for free tasting. Worth to stop by after visiting the gorge. You may also shop for local omiyage at...

  • Roadside Station Miyakonojo
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    4.0
    44 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Pref. Miyakonojoushi Tohokuchou 5225-1
    This roadside station is located on National Route 10, near the Miyakonojo Interchange. It offers a “Farmer’s Market” where visitors can purchase fresh produce and specialties, a restaurant, “Bonchi Kitchen Grandma”, based on the concept of local food for local consumption, serving chicken nanban (crispy chicken in a sweet and sour sauce) and daily lunches from its extensive menu. It also includes a rest area and information service, and is used by many locals as a place to interact.

    ちょうど宮崎方面に向かう道中にあったので再訪してみました。 現在、リニューアル工事中で完成すればもっと大規模な道の駅が誕生しそうです。 店内は前回訪問時同様で農産物、土産品、弁当等が販売されてました。15時頃うかがいましたがこの時間になると弁当・惣菜類に半額シールが貼られるようでそれを狙って弁当を大量に購入している親子を見かけました。 前回ここで購入したゆずの粉末があれば再度購入しようと思ってたの...

  • Roadside Station Kitagawa Hayuma
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    4.0
    51 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Pref. Nobeokashi Kitagawamachinagai 5751-1
    This is a roadside station in Nobeoka City providing tourist information and a place to enjoy shopping and dining as a gateway to the southern region of Kyushu. Nobeoka agricultural produce and marine products, souvenirs, sake such as shochu and local beer of Miyazaki Prefecture are available for purchase. As for dining, relax at the restaurant where you can enjoy an extensive menu of local seasonal ingredients, or at the café where you can taste freshly ground coffee and special soft serve ice cream.

    北川ICを出てすぐの場所にあります。 現在、改装工事をしてるようでした。 地場の土産品や農産物がそこそこ充実しておりトイレ休憩だけではもったいない道の駅でした。 ここでも季節品のタケノコが激安で販売されてて感激しました。

  • Miyazaki General Museum
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    4.5
    61 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyazaki Miyazaki-shi Jingu 2-4-4

    I meant to pop in here for a few minutes on my way to Heiwadai Park and I never actually made it to the park! I spent over three hours here using the English language audio guide for all the exhibit...

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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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