Leisure / Outdoors Spots in Miyazaki Area

  • Miyazaki City Phoenix Zoo
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    4.0
    111 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...

  • Miyako Botanic Garden Aoshima
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    4.0
    157 Reviews
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    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...

  • 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
    64 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 General Museum
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    4.5
    61 Reviews
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    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...

  • 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.

    2021年10月16日土曜日のUMK主催、辛麺協賛の「子供のスケッチ大会」に参加するため、こどものくにに入園しました。園内は広く、芝生も子供が走り回るのに広々として影になるヤシの木も周囲にあって多くの家族が楽しく参加していました。すぐ東側が自転車専用道でその先に砂浜もあり、海風が気持ち良いものでした。

  • Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum
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    3.5
    34 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...

  • 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”.

    小さい施設ですが、高千穂周辺に生息するいろいろな生き物をみることができ、入場料も安いのでドライブ途中に見るのは良いと感じる施設でした。

  • 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。

  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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。

  • Ide no Yama Freshwater fish Aquarium
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Kobayashi-shi Minaminishikata 1091

    This is a small aquarium attached to Idenoyama Park in Kobayashi, Miyazaki, and I cant recommend it highly enough for any visitor interested in caviar, sturgeon, and freshwater fish in general...

  • 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.
  • Amu Plaza Miyazaki Umi
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    Miyazaki Miyazaki-shi Oimatsu 2-2-22
  • Takachi Amaterasu Railway (former Takachiho Railway)
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    Miyazaki Nishiusuki-gun Takachiho Cho Mitai 1425-1
  • Nobeoka Castle Ruins/Joyama Park
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    Miyazaki Nobeoka-shi Higashihonkoji
    "This flatland-mountain castle was built on a sandbar sandwiched between the Gokase River and Ose River in 1603 by Takahashi Mototane, the first lord of the domain. The highlight of the ruins is the ""1,000 enemy-killing"" stone base, so-called because it is said that the base would collapse and kill 1,000 enemies if one attempted to remove its stones. In addition to this 22 meter high imposing structure, there are also more than 300 cherry trees planted in the area, and in spring the castle ruins and surrounding park are practically covered with cherry blossoms. Other highlights include the Shiroyama Bell, which was used to notify the townspeople of the time from the Meiji period; and a monument inscribed with a poem by Bokusui Wakayama. Some 3,300 Japanese camellias spanning 108 varieties also grow on the grounds, making this one of the three largest Japanese camellia colonies in Japan. There are even academically rare varieties mixed in."
  • 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.

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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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