Spots in Miyazaki Area

  • Takachiho-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    471 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 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
    399 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...

  • Miyazaki-jingu Shrine
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    278 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...

  • Roadside Station Phoenix
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    347 Reviews
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    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.

  • Takachiho Gorge
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    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.
  • Cape Toi
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    160 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Pref. Kushimashi Ono Ozaki
    A small peninsula on which Japanese horses, also known as Misaki horses, graze. The horses leisurely feed on the peninsula’s grasses against a backdrop of gently rolling green hills and the blue sea, creating a beautiful and tranquil scene. The lighthouse standing on the tip of the peninsula is the southernmost lighthouse in Miyazaki Prefecture. The only lighthouse which can be entered and viewed by tourists in Kyushu, it also serves as viewing platform from which visitors can get a sweeping view of the surrounding gentle ocean.

    just like my title, it is really nice place , u can see cute wild horse, beaitlful ocean, nice mountain . i recommend go to later afternoon, then u can see beautiful sunset without many visitor.

  • Takachiho Farm
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    120 Reviews
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    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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    110 Reviews
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    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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    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.

    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...

  • Ayanoteruha Suspension Bridge
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    110 Reviews
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    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.

  • Roadside Station Kitagawa Hayuma
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    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.

    This road station is located at Kitagawa I.C.(北川I.C.). you can exit this I.C. and find this easily. it can be in from both side highway and local road. Map Code is 760 879 532*43, if you use car...

  • Roadside Station Takachiho
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    3.5
    62 Reviews
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    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).

    We were walking around the city and ended up walking along the hwy and ran into these huge stone faces. There is a little store there and we got some lunch there, nothing fancy but just some energy...

  • Aoshima Jinja
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Aoshima 2-13-1
    Located in the center of Aoshima Island, this Shinto shrine is dedicated to Hori no mikoto, Toyotama-hime no mikoto, and Shiozutsu no ookami, known in widely in Japan through the Japanese myth called “Yamasachihiko, Umisahihiko.” The shrine’s grounds are the entire island of Aoshima, a designated Special Natural Monument; in ancient times, the general public was prohibited from setting foot on the sacred grounds of the island. Worshippers were freely allowed to visit the island starting in the Meiji period, and today it is visited by many asking for luck in love and marriage, easy childbirth, safe travels, and safety while driving. The grounds are lush with tropical plants and a distinct, equatorial pervades the island. A 10-minute walk from Aoshima Station.

    青島神社の境内にあります。青島自体が神話のふるさとということでろう人形を使って神話の解説がされています。ただ、正直な感想としては誰もが知る有名人ならともかく、神話をあえてろう人形で示す意味はいまいちわからず。

  • Udo-jingu Shrine
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    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.
  • Yoshokan
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    4.0
    89 Reviews
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    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

  • Roadside Station Tsuno
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    35 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Pref. Koyuguntsunochou Kawakita 5129
    This roadside station in Tsuno Town, Koyu County, sells locally grown vegetables as well as fresh seafood from the Hyuga-nada Sea. It has become a Tsuno Town sightseeing spot providing tourist information and local specialty products and souvenirs. At the restaurant, visitors can taste a set meal “Shiitake mushroom nanban”, a dish of Miyazaki’s specialty chicken nanban served with thick shiitake mushrooms, as well as “Sanshokudon”, seafood from Hyuga-nada Sea served on rice.

    道の駅では平均的な広さです。 地元の農産物の種類が多く価格も安価です。土産品も多々販売されているのでお土産を調達するのに最適な道の駅だと思いました。 高速の都農インター至近なのでクルマがあれば便利な立地な道の駅でした。

  • Tunnel’s station, Takachiho Tourist Information and Souvenir Hall
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    88 Reviews
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    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...

  • Eda Shrine
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    69 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Awakigaharachou Birth mother 127
    "This is a shrine known as “the birthplace of misogi (purification)” and ""the birthplace of norito (ritual prayer)”. Many worshipers visit the shrine as a place of healing. The deities of Izanami-no-mikoto and Izanagi-no-mikoto are enshrined here, and the shrine is also known as the mother of the two pillars of Daimyojin and because of this, local residents call the shrine “Yabo-sama”. Eda Kagura (Shinto music and dancing) are performed in dedication every year during the spring and autumn festivals."

    Shrines often hsve a standard layout and it is the location that adds to it. In this case the shrine is located on the ocean which gives it this extra

  • Sunmesse Nichinan
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    28 Reviews
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    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...

  • Kodomo no Kuni
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    56 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Kaeda 7275-1
    A 15-minute drive from Miyazaki Airport or the Miyazaki Interchange on the Miyazaki Expressway. This large amusement park, sprawling in front of the Sea of Hyuga and commanding a view of Aoshima, was opened in 1939. The park's design makes use of a river, hills, and other natural terrain features, and children can run around and play using park facilities such as Adventure Land, which consists of five pieces of playground equipment made with cedar wood; a tree house; and Canadian canoes. Subtropical plants found in the south of Japan such as sago palms and crinum grow on the grounds; seasonal flowers are also grown here, including Japanese camellias and 3,500 rose plants spanning 300 varieties.

    I use to take my children here ! I came here for the first time in 10 years! I remember when i was younger! The ocean just in front of you!

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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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