Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Miyazaki Area

  • Miyazaki City Phoenix Zoo
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    4.0
    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...

  • Phoenix Seagaia Resort
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    4.0
    160 Reviews
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    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 Science Center
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    4.0
    63 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Miyazakiekihigashi 1-2-2
    This science museum has one of the world's largest planetariums. Outside is a 40-meter-tall full-scale mockup of an H1 rocket and inside is a replica of the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander Module. The planetarium shows three shows per day, each approximately 50 minutes long. The shows explore that evening's night sky with explanations from popular characters from space-themed anime. There's also hand on exhibitions, including a simulation where you can try controlling a spaceship, making this a great place to bring kids to. The museum is a two-minute walk from JR Miyazaki Station.

    We visited just the museum, not the observatory. As we knew the ground floor of the museum was devoted to space, we went hoping to learn about the past and current Japanese space programme. We...

  • Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum
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    3.5
    31 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Funatsuka 3-210
    This museum is located on the premises of the Miyazaki Prefecture General Culture Park known for its collection of Ei-Kyu, an artist from Miyazaki Prefecture. In addition to artists connected to Miyazaki, the museum also has a collection of famous overseas artists such as Picasso and Signac, and holds related events.

    宮崎神宮近くの県立文化公園内のうちの1つです。 常設展は無料で観覧できますが、特別展などは有料になります。 広いエントランスで、建物自体も良い。中にはソファもあり疲れたら休むこともできます。小さいですが売店もあります。 正面にはアート関連の大きな庭と噴水、裏手の方は菖蒲園のある芝生の公園があり、散策するととても気持ちがいいです。 駐車場もありますが、文化施設のためのというより公園利用者のための駐...

  • Kodomo no Kuni
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    3.5
    55 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!

  • Saitobaru Archeological Museum of Miyazaki Prefecture
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    4.0
    43 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Pref. Saitoshi Miyake Saito Hara west 5670
    A museum located in the Saitobaru Tomb Area, a collection of some of Japan’s oldest tombs. Now a designated Special Historic Landmark Park, the area is dotted with over 300 tombs. The museum displays artefacts from the tombs and visitors can learn about the formation of the geography of southern Kyushu and the mysteries of the tombs from a diverse array of materials. The Ancient Life Interactive Center’s hands on exhibits, where visitors can ake a hands-on class about making haniwa and dogu clay figures, is particularly popular. From the third-floor restaurant, you can enjoy a cup of tea while gazing out over the Saitobaru Tomb Area, famed for its seasonal blossoms, particularly its cherries in spring.

    If you are interested in history or archeology or you just want to know more about the tombs here, this is the place you have to go. The museum is equipped with tablets which show all the description...

  • Nojirikopia
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Pref. Kobayashishi Nojirichouhigashifumoto 5160
    This is a leisure facility in Kobayashi City located on the shores of Lake Nojiri. Locally grown vegetables, folk art and special products are sold in the characteristic melon shaped dome. Various kinds of amusement, regardless of the season, can be enjoyed such as a children's train, sky cycle rides, and miniature golf. Water sliders and pools are also open during the summer.

    たまたま通った際にトイレ休憩できるかな?くらいのノリで立ち寄りました カエルのモニュメントにびっくりしつつ(笑) トイレを探しながら上がって行くとメロン型のドームが! 案内を見てみると、いろんな施設があって「なんじゃこりゃ」でした お子さん連れならば十分遊べる場所でしょう

  • Takachiho Gorge Freshwater Fish Aquarium
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    3.0
    24 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Pref. Nishiusukiguntakachihochou Mukouyama 60-1
    At this freshwater fish aquarium visitors can see about 100 types of freshwater fish, including fish from the Gokase River basin and tropical freshwater fish from Africa. The lights in the building are dim, making the fish in the tanks easy to view. There is also an enclosed fishing area at the facility where you can catch rainbow trout. Many tourists drop in while visiting “Takachiho Gorge”.

    We did not go in to the Aquarium but we found the parking lot to be a wonderful source of colorful plantings. In late November the gorge itself was disappointing in its koyo display. The Aquarium...

  • Miyazaki City Ikime-no-mori Sports Park
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Atoe 4461-1
    This sports park contains a range of sporting facilities such as a baseball stadium, “Ivy Stadium”, a multipurpose ground, tennis courts, an athletics stadium, and a gymnasium with basketball and volleyball courts. It is also used as a training camp for professional baseball and soccer teams.

    言わずと知れたソフトバンクホークスのキャンプ地、生目の杜運動公園、市内から車で20分弱、キャンプ期間中はバスも運行されています。また、市内近郊に開設された駐車場からのシャトルバスも運行されていました。ホークスのキャンプはファンにも優しい創りになっていて、いくつかのトレーニング施設を繋ぐ通路の近くまで行くことができます。

  • Nobeoka Botanical Garden
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    4.5
    11 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Nobeoka-shi Amorimachi 1235-1
    "A botanical garden in Amori-machi Town, Nobeoka City. On the 8.7 hectare grounds, you'll find flower fields, an iris garden, a mandarin orange grove, and a shrub exhibition garden, so you can observe the flowers in all four seasons along the walking path or from the observatory. They hold events like the ""Flower Festival in Nobeoka"" in spring, and gardening classes as well."

    敷地内に公園と芝生があります。 遊具は小学生とかになると物足りないかもしれませんが、それより小さな子にはちょうど良いです。 芝生でボール遊びをしている親子もいます。 自販機はありますが、食べ物を買えるところは近くにはありません。

  • Gokase Highland Ski & Snowboard
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Pref. Nishiusukigungokasechou Kuraoka 4647-171
    Located in central Kyushu, this is Japan’s southernmost ski resort. On clear days there’s a great panoramic view that includes Mt. Aso and Mt. Kuju. It has two runs: The Paradise Course has a difference in elevation of 190 meters and a longest run of 1,000 meters, and the Dynamic Course has a highest gradient of 30 degrees. At 1,610 meters, the snow is all natural and first-rate. On mornings when conditions are right, you might see the phenomenon called “unkai,” a sea of clouds.

    初級中級用コースとなっていますが、緩やかなコースの途中から急に勾配がきつくなりアイスバーンになるため、初心者には怖いコースで無理です。初心者専用の安心して滑れるコースが絶対に必要だと思います

  • Ojibaru Park
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Pref. Nishimorokataguntakaharuchou Kamamuta 3-251
    This nature park is located in Nishimorokata County, Miyazaki Prefecture, centered around the “Ojibaru-jinja Shrine”. The park offers a “History Experience Zone”, an area with groups of ancient tomb mounds and a hall of Jimmu, the legendary founding emperor of Japan, “Takaharu Seiryu Land” in the east of the park where the Takachiho River flows, as well as an “Outdoor Wakuwaku Zone”, with bungalows and fishing spots. The park, surrounded by trees and flowers, is famous for its cherry blossom, and a flower festival is held every year.

    I arrange this stay which was a perfect ending after visiting Kirishima Shrine, Kirishima mud hot spring and Ikomakougen. However, kindly remember this is a part designed for family trip and has...

  • Kannonike Park
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    4.5
    10 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Pref. Miyakonojoushi Takajouchouishiyama 4195
    This park is located a five-minute drive from the Miyakonojo Interchange on the Miyazaki Expressway in Miyakonojo City. Miyazaki Prefecture. Here visitors can enjoy boating, a Ferris wheel, and a golf putting course, as well as exciting playground equipment and go-carts. The park also has a caravan campground and bungalows for camping. The adjoining Kannon Sakuranosato offers a natural stone outdoor hot spring bath and pottery classes and has a restaurant serving dishes made with Miyazaki beef and Kannonike pork.

    バンガローに一泊してゆっくり過ごしました(オートキャンプ場もあり)。温泉や温水プールもあり、満喫できました。一泊するなら、温泉・プールの1日間を購入した方がお得です。ロビーでは、惣菜等も販売してあり、何も持ってこなくても過ごすことが可能です。

  • Futo Beach
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Nichinan-shi Futo 1734
    "This swimming beach is located a 30-minute drive south of Horikiri Pass. A continuous stretch of white sands and white rest houses, the coast has even been selected for inclusion in the Selection of Best 100 Beach list. The beach is also situated close to such tourism destinations as Udo Jingu Shrine and Sunmesse Nichinan, and features such as fan palms growing along its length engender a south seas atmosphere. As the beach's waves are gentle, it's a great place for families with small children to play. Additionally, there's a ""seaborne marine pool"" created by square floats joined together on the surface of the ocean off the beach."

    ちゃんぽんがめっちゃおいしー! 店主さんとも仲良くなってサーフガイドしてもらいました! ますちゃん!来年もよろしくねー^_^

  • Shihan Mato Archery Range
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Nichinan-shi Obi 9-4231-13
    "Here, under the courteous guidance of an instructor, visitors can experience ""shikenhan"" archery, a type of entertainment enjoyed by the samurai of the southern Kyushu region. Shikenhan was practiced by military commanders at banquets during the Warring States period and became popular among samurai warriors during the Edo period; in the mid-Meiji period, it transformed into an amusement which was enjoyed with shochu at banquets. ""Shikenhan"" means about 8.2 meters and is the distance from the shooter to the target; while the bow is about 136 centimeters and target is roughly 13.7 centimeters - accordingly, everything used in the game is equal to measurement unites in length, hence its name of ""shihan."" Today, this form of archery has been designated an Intangible Cultural Property by the city."

    飫肥城下町観光案内所近くにありました。最初は意味が分からず???でした。説明を受けて納得でした。的までの距離、弓矢の長さ、的の大きさ全てが同じ四半とは思いつきませんでした。座って弓を射るというのもびっくりでした。

  • Florante Miyazaki
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    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Yamasakichou Hamayama 414-16
    A botanical garden where visitors can enjoy a variety of classes and hands-on activities which was first opened in April 2000 with the aim of promoting flowers and greenery in the city. An abundance of events are also held at the park and from the end of the year through the new, the park is lit up at night. The park permits visitors to bring their own food and beverages; come on a sunny day with a homemade lunch and have a picnic! A 10-minute walk from JR Miyazaki Station.
  • Hyuga Shinwakan
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Aoshima 2-13-1
    Japan’s first wax figure museum dedicated to Japanese myths located on the grounds of Aoshima Jinja. The museum presents 12 segments from Japanese myths in an easy to understand way using 30 wax figures, including the descent of the sun goddess; the story “Yamasachihiko, Umisahihiko,” which relates to the deities the shrine is dedicated to; and the conquest of Japan by Emperor Jinmu. The museum also displays wax figures of the Seven Gods of Fortune and former Yomiuri Giants baseball coach Shigeo Nagashima, who frequently went camping in Miyazaki.

    青島の中心的な場所である青島神社の境内にある小さな施設で、最初は社務所化と思ったのですが、有料の施設でした。隣に茶房「檳榔樹(びろうじゅ?)」があり、甘乳蘇(かんにゅうそ)と言う乳製品を販売してました。

  • Healthtopia Nobeoka
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Pref. Nobeokashi Nagahamamachi 3-1954-2
    About a 10-minute drive from the Nobeoka Station, This health and leisure facility is open year round. There is a current pool, a water slide, a children's pool, and a heated pool to be enjoyed during any season of the year. On the second floor is a game room, a lounge, and a massage room, while on the third floor is a bath, an infrared sauna, a weekly changing bath, reclining bath, and an outdoor bath. When you get hungry there is the all-you-can eat buffet restaurant, making this facility a great place for a family to spend a fun day.

    夏場はウォータースライダーのプールもあります。健康に特化した施設で、一日中楽しめる、健康に最適な時間が過ごせます。

  • Heiwadai Park
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    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Shimokitakatamachi EtsukeHasama 6146
    A prefectural park located in a hilly area 60 meters above sea level surrounded by natural forest. The park’s spacious grounds offer a sweeping view of Miyazaki City and its open grass lawn, athletics field, and children’s play area make it a popular destination for a great many visitors from both in and outside the prefecture. The park’s Peace Tower, erected in 1940 to mark the 2,600th year since the founding of Japan, stands 37 meters high. An impressive piece of architecture, its appearance seems to change depending on the viewing angle and the light of the day.
  • Miyazaki Art Center
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    3.0
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Tachibanadorinishi 3-3-27
    About 20 minutes from the Miyazaki Interchange on the Miyazaki Expressway, is an activity center provided with exhibition space and small-scale halls made available to the residents of Miyazaki. The three art spaces can be interchangeable arranged according to the size and needs of an event. There is also a creativity studio, an exchange lounge, and a library stocked with art and culture literature for perusing. The Sun Square, Taiyo-no-hiroba, along the east side walkway of the ground floor can be used for commercial use such as sale of exhibit items. The Art Center is constructed as an inner city roof-top park with a grassy area and garden.

    宮崎市の中心部にある芸術的なイベントなどを行う施設です。一階には飲食店なども入っています。屋上には庭園もあり。

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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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