Leisure / Outdoors 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...

  • Sunmesse Nichinan
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    4.0
    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...

  • 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...

  • Kodomo no Kuni
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    3.5
    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!

  • Saitobaru Archeological Museum of Miyazaki Prefecture
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    4.0
    45 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...

  • 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 Prefectural Art Museum
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    3.5
    33 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.

    無機質な外観とは裏腹に、内部は開放的な造りになっている美術館です。宮崎県出身、あるいは宮崎県にゆかりのある作家の絵画や彫刻が展示され、敷居を高くせず身近にアートを感じられる展示様式の、所謂地域密着型の美術館です。そのため、あまり肩肘張らず、気を楽にしてアートを楽しむには最適の施設だと思います。 拝観料が無料で楽しめるスペースと有料のスペースがあり、無料のスペースの一部では撮影も可能です(但し個人で...

  • Awakigaharashinrin Park (Shimin no Mori)
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Miyazaki-shi Awakigaharacho
    "This park is located along Prefectural Road 11 in Yabo, Awakigahara-cho Town, Miyazaki City. Inside the park, which consists of the Eastern park, and the Western park, there is an exercise square, a playground, and a promenade, as well as Mi-Ike pond (also ""Misogi-Ike"") which appears in a Japanese myth. You can observe plum trees, camellia, hydrangea and other flowers in each season. In the iris garden, there are over 200,000 irises of about 160 varieties cultivated, and from mid-May to early June, the ""Hanashobu Matsuri"" is held."

    シーガイア宿泊時歩いて行けるので小さい子供を遊具で遊ばせることができます。遊具がある場所は今は一か所しかないようでした。

  • Phoenix Seagaia Resort
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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.
  • 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。

  • 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^_^

  • Florante Miyazaki
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    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Yamasakichou Hamayama 414-16
    "Florante Miyazaki is a flower park facility where visitors can enjoy a variety of lectures and hands-on activities, etc. as a promotional base for the development of the flower city. There are abundant events throughout the year, with the ""Spring Floral Festival"" in spring, ""Miyazaki Gourmet and Lantern Night"" in summer, ""Autumn Floral Festival"" in autumn, and ""Illumination"" in winter. Approximately 15-minute drive from JR Miyazaki Station."
  • Nojirikopia
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    3.5
    2 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.

    田舎料理をメインにしたバイキングレストランです。料金は1000円でお得感満載です。田舎のおばあちゃん家で出される、煮物や漬物など年齢層の高い方には、うってつけの場所ですが、若い方には物足りないと思います。

  • 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.
  • Kannonike Park
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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.
  • Sun Beach Hitotsuba
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    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Shimbeppuchou Maehama 1400-16
    Sun Beach Hitotsuba, which is the only artificial beach in Miyazaki Prefecture, is located around 10 minutes' drive from JR Miyazaki Station, or can also be reached by taking the Hitotsuba Toll Road; the Beach is immediately adjacent to the Marina-mae Exit. The beach is divided into two zones: North Beach and South Beach. South Beach has gentle waves and is suitable for families with small children. North Beach is a dedicated area for marine sports such as stand-up paddle-boarding and sea-kayaking, and for beach volleyball. North Beach also has an area for barbecues; spaces for having a barbecue can be booked at the Beach Office, which also sells and rents out barbecue equipment.
  • Hayamizu Park
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    Miyazaki Pref. Miyakonojoushi Hayamizuchou 3900-1
    "Park located in the center of a quiet residential area two kilometers east of Miyakonojo Station. The facilities of this large scale park include a multipurpose field and a water play zone. The abundant springs in the park fill ponds of various sizes. Originally a municipal botanical garden opened in 1957, there are around 150 species of trees and herbs grown in the park as well as a ""Manyo Botanical Garden"" planted with plants mentioned in the ancient ""Manyoshu"" poetry anthology and ""Kojiki"" and ""Nihon Shoki"" chronicles; and a medicinal herb garden with many medicinal herbs growing in it. In late April each year, some 420 thousand iris plants, the city flower, come into bloom. The park serves as a space for local residents to rest, relax, and refresh."
  • Miyakonojo City Museum of Art
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Miyakonojo-shi Himegicho 7-gaiku 18
    This public art museum was the first in Miyazaki Prefecture. The museum collects and displays works of art by artists connected to Miyakonojo and the local area, and by people who have influenced art and culture in the region. The arts of Miyakonojo are believed to have originated in Shugetsu Tokan, the leading disciple of Sesshu Toyo; and its history has been guided by many artists, including modern Nihonga Japanese painters Tamon Yamauchi and Gyokujo Masuda, and Western-style painter Shin'ichi Yamada. Opened in 1953, the museum an extensive collection of works exceeding over 400 pieces, including paintings, photographs, calligraphy, and crafts.

    都城市役所隣にあります。「収蔵作品展」といって、季節ごとにテーマを変えた展示があり、この展示は無料です。

  • Izakibana park
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    Miyazaki Nichinan-shi
    This park is located on a peninsula three kilometers south on National Route 220 from the urban area of Aburatsu. The park is lush with subtropical plants and its grounds offer a view of the majestic natural beauty of the Pacific Ocean directly beyond. Because it takes around 10 minutes of walking along a path to reach the park's observatory, not many people stop here for sightseeing, but the splendor of the scenery visible from Izakibana is beyond repute. Hibiscuses have been planted on the grounds and great orange tip butterflies are also raised in the park.

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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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