Culture / Tour 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Toimisaki Visitor Center (Hall of Horses)
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Pref. Kushimashi Ono 42-1
    Toimisaki Visitor Center is around 45 minutes by bus from Kushima Station on the JR Nichinan Line. The Center was established to introduce visitors to the ecosystem of the Cape Toi area-including the small Misaki Horses, which are native to Japan and have been designated as a National Natural Monument Protected Species-and how the region's beautiful scenery changes with the seasons. There are dioramas of Cape Toi, models of the Misaki Horses, and displays relating to the history of human settlement in the area and of the Misaki Horses. The center also offers a range of experiential activities, including the opportunity to learn how to make horse-hair straps from real horse hair. In addition, the center arranges guided tours to help visitors learn more about the Misaki Horses, the area's plant and animal life, and nearby historic buildings, etc.

    馬の説明をしてくれます。 草が無くなる冬の時期、馬は森に入って行くようです。飼馬では無く放牧されているようです。

  • 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...

  • 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。

  • 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。

  • 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。

  • Sumie family Aquarium
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    Miyazaki Nobeoka-shi Sumiemachi 69-1
    "This aquarium is located within ""Adventure Family Sunbeach Sumie"" in Sumie-machi Town, Nobeoka City. Exhibited are about 800 individuals and 150 species of fish inhabiting the Gokase River system and Hyuga-nada Sea, in particular the ""Japanese lates""-rare anywhere in the country. There is a beach, a campsite, and recreational facilities nearby."
  • Shiiba Museum of Folk Performing Arts
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    Miyazaki Higashiusuki-gun Shiibason Shimofukura 1822-4
    This museum is located a three-minute drive from Shiba Village Hall. Modeled after a traditional Japanese home, the museum consists of four floors aboveground and one below, and displays items and exhibits concerning the manners, customs, and folk culture of Shiba Village. The museum is also an institution which looks not just at the folk customs of Shiba Village but also the folk entertainments of the Kyushu region, Japan, and the rest of Asia. Notably, all of the museum's exhibits have English translations, and all of the exhibit titles are translated in English as well as Chinese and Korean. Shiba Village is famous for a folk song called the Hietsukibushi, and for kagura traditional Shinto music and dancing, and in this museum visitors can come in contact with the village's folk entertainments as well as the ways in which people live and lived in the area.
  • West Shosoin Temple/Kudara no Yakata
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    Miyazaki Higashiusuki-gun Misatocho Nango Mikado 62-1
    This museum was erected to preserve valuable cultural treasures, including those belonging to the Nara Shosoin Temple. The museum is an exact recreation of the Nara Shosoin based on blueprints and was created with cooperation from the Imperial Household Agency. Exhibits include a Tang dynasty bronze mirror which was excavated from the pedestal of the Great Buddha Hall at the Nara Todaiji. Visitors can come in contact with the history of the royalty of the Korean kingdom of Bakeje, who lived here in ancient times. In the adjoining Bakeje hall, visitors van view a life-sized recreation guesthouse which stands on the site of the royal palace in Buyeo. The museum also displays replicas of important cultural properties and national treasures from the Bakeje era.
  • Miyazaki Agricultural Research Institute Subtropical Plant Branch (Tropical Dome and Functional Botanical Garden)
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    Miyazaki Nichinan-shi Nangocho Nienami 3236-3
    "This tropical garden is situated behind Roadside Station Nango. The domed garden is located at the highest point on the grounds of the Miyazaki Agricultural Research Institute and is divided into themed areas such as the ""Jungle Cruise"" area, a thick forest of banana trees and Chinese palm fans; and the ""Rock Mountain"" area, a towering rocky mountain on which cacti grow. The surrounding Miyazaki Agricultural Research Institute promotes revolutionary technological advancements in order to open the doors to new ways of agriculture and engages in a variety of research projects throughout the year."
  • Miyakoubotanikkugadenaoshima
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    4.0
    144 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi 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...

  • Miyazaki General Museum
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    4.5
    55 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Miyazaki-shi Jingu 2-4-4

    This museum is located in the forest and near Miyazaki prefectural art museum. I was much interested the local folk life-history displays.

  • Oyodokawa Gakushukan
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Miyazaki-shi Shimokitakatamachi 5348-1

    大淀川に生息する魚類、昆虫、野生動物の展示が面白いのでいつも子供を連れて楽しんでいます。児童用の積木のブースも広くて子供と過ごすのにもってこいです。3月には雛人形の展示などもしています。

  • Ide no Yama Freshwater fish Exhibition Hall (Aquarium)
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Kobayashi-shi Minami Nishikata 1091 Ide no Yama Park Nai

    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...

  • Miyazaki History Cultural Hall
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Miyazaki-shi Hoji 2258-3

    Musée intéressant sur la préfecture de Miyazaki de la préhistoire à nos jours. Photo strictement interdite et ont se demande bien pourquoi !

  • Kitakirishimakosumo Dome
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Pref. Kobayashishi Minaminishikata 8577-18

    Located in a more remote area but it has something interesting if you enjoy to know more about the sky. There is a mini educational introductory session about the galaxy and you can feel the passion...

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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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