Sightseeing Spot Spots in Miyazaki Area

  • Chikkoen Park
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    Miyazaki Pref. Nichinanshi Hoshikura 5556-2
    A five-minute walk from JR Obi Station. This area is located in the center of Nichinan Daiichi Park. The park is a renowned destination for cherry blossoms, and each year from late March to early April, some 1,000 Yoshino cherries come into beautiful bloom on the grounds. There's also a Japanese garden which is a recreation of one which existed in the distant Momoyama period, and a bronze statue of Komura Jutaro, a man who was born to a low level samurai family in Obi Domain and who later became a diplomate, making such achievements as the signing of the Treaty of Portsmouth. Visitors can stroll the grounds while listening to the calls of wild birds. The park also has a multipurpose ground and other sports facilities.
  • Mochio-Sekinoo Prefectural Natural Park
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    Approximately a ten-minute walk from the Yokoichi bus stop, this natural park is located in the hilly area in western Miyakonojo City. The park was also chosen as one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots, and the 2,600 trees that line the two kilometer area is spectacular. The Miyakonojo Mochio Sakura Festival is held from late Marth to early April when they are in full bloom, and it is visited every year by tens of thousands of tourists. The view from Mochio Shrine on the top of the hill is a must-see. Sekinoo Falls, a powerful waterfall made up of three, was chosen as one of Japan's top 100 waterfalls, and the group of potholes upstream are a spectacular spot designated as a national natural monument.
  • Kojima Island
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    Miyazaki Kushima-shi
    Kojima Island is a famous uninhabited island in Kushima City. The island is inhabited by Japanese macaques which were designated a natural monument in 1934. Visitors can go to the island and sightseeing boats depart from the Ishinami Coast. The island houses the “Field Museum Kojima Park” and visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Ishinami Coast.
  • Shichifukutokuju board
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    Miyazaki Pref. Nishiusukiguntakachihochou Mitai 667 Arachidate Shrine grounds
    "A wooden board located on the grounds of Aratate Shrine which legend says will grant your wish if you make it with all your heart while firmly rapping the wooden boardseven times. A well-known mystical ""power spot,"" the wooden board is believed in particular to aid in the improvement of performing arts abilities and in finding luck in love and marriage. There are several other wooden boards hanging nearby, and visitors can walk the grounds while rapping them and making wishes."
  • Mochio Park
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    Miyazaki Pref. Miyakonojoushi Yokoichichou 6633
    This nature park is located in Miyakonojo City, Miyazaki Prefecture. It includes the “Sekino Onotaki Waterfall”, renowned for its picturesque scenery. From “Mochio-jinja Shrine” at the top of the mountain peak visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding area. There are about 2,600 cherry trees in the park, and the two kilometers of cherry tree lined road leading to Mochio-jinja Shrine has been chosen as one of the Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. The “Miyakonojo Mochio Cherry Blossom Festival” is held every year, and many people visit the park to see the blossom.
  • Gokase Valley
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    Miyazaki Nishiusuki-gun Gokase Cho Kuraoka
    This erosional valley was formed when lava flowed in a belt shape and rapidly cooled during two of Mt. Ado's volcanic eruptions in the distant past. The valley is famous for its beautiful, vivid fall foliage which is produced by the area's high elevation and cold climate. The 60-meter-high Shirataki Waterfall is located nearby, and in the autumn visitors can enjoy the beautiful contrast of the foliage with the spray of the falls.
  • Takamagahara Yohaijo
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    Miyazaki Nishiusuki-gun Takachiho Cho Mitai
    """Takamagahara ""is the name of heaven according to Japanese mythology. Its name literally means ""the world above the heavens,"" and it is said to have existed before the Earth was created. Its name appears in the beginning of the ancient ""Kojiki"" historical record as the place from which the gods were born. Takamagahara Yohaijo is located on a small hill extending south from Kushifuru Shrine. According to legend, this small hill is where gods would pray to heaven from afar in yearning after they had descended to Earth, and it is known as a mystical ""power spot"" where heaven and Earth are connected."
  • Mitate Valley
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    Miyazaki Nishiusuki-gun Hinokagecho Mitate
    This valley, situated along the upper reaches of the Hinokage River, consists of a continuous, 24-kilometer-long stretch of picturesque scenery interweaving pure mountain waters and beautiful rock formations created via countless years of erosion. The valley is a popular destination visited by large numbers of people from across the prefecture and beyond enjoying scenic driving in the area. Also known as one of the top spots for fall foliage viewing in the prefecture, the brocade of colorful leaves on the trees along the river is a truly breathtaking sight. A walking course is maintained in the area, making it easy for visitors to enjoy fresh greenery in the spring, stream activities in the summer, fall foliage in the autumn, and frost-covered trees in the winter.
  • Koibito no Oka
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    Miyazaki Higashiusuki-gun Misatocho Nango Mikado
    "This six-sided gazebo, standing on a small hill, is modeled after the ""Arbor of 100 Flowers"" on Nakhwaam in Korea. A pair of bells on the observatory were erected as a symbol of friendship with Korea and are call the ""Bells of Bonds."" They are inscribed with a message in Korean which reads, ""This sound is sent to Nango Village, born of Bakeje, from Buyeo, ancient capital of Bakeje."" It is said that when couples, parents and children, or siblings ring the bell, their bonds grow stronger, and no love pledged here will ever break. Many couples who come here right messages on padlocks and lock them onto a provided metal sculpture as a symbol of their love for one another."
  • Takachihogamadaseshijo
    44 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Pref. Nishiusukiguntakachihochou Mitai Temple 1099-1

    We stayed in takachiho for 1 night and was very lucky to have found this place (since most places seemed to be closed) There is a steakhouse next to the market (which is what I am giving the rating...

  • Aoshima
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    Miyazaki Miyazaki-shi Aoshima
  • Tsuru Tomi Yashiki
    11 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Higashiusuki-gun Shiibason Shimofukura Kami Shiiba 1818

    Given the long history of this building, the building itself and its surroundings are still very well-maintained. This place is both physically and auric-ly traditional. Likes: * traditional setting...

  • Imayamadaishizo
    6 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Pref. Nobeokashi Yamashitamachi 2-chome 3998

    延岡駅から徒歩圏内で、また上の方まで自動車でも上がることができます。 大きな像が建っており、そこからみる景色はとても見応えがあります。 無料で入ることができるので、延岡にお越しの際には立ち寄るのをおすすめします。

  • Awakigahara Shinrinkoen (Shiminnomori)
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    Miyazaki Miyazaki-shi Awakigaharacho
  • Tenjin'yama Tsutsuji Park
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    Miyazaki Nishiusuki-gun Hinokagecho Nanaori Miyamizu
  • Saigo Area no Sakura
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    Miyazaki Higashiusuki-gun Misato Cho Saigo
  • Yunomiyazarome
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    Miyazaki Pref. Koyugunshintomichou Nyuta Yunomiya 18648-1
  • Takanabeno Kudosu
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    Miyazaki Pref. Koyuguntakanabechou Uwae
  • Tenryu Ume
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    Miyazaki Koyu-gun Kawaminamicho Kawaminami 13661-1
  • Shiino Ajisai Road
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    Miyazaki Higashiusuki-gun

Miyazaki Areas


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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