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Cape Spots in Miyazaki Area

  • Devil’s Washboard
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    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Aoshima
    These are strangely shaped rocks in wavelike formation surrounding Miyazaki Prefecture’s small island of Aoshima. These appeared above the water’s surface due to changes in the undersea rock’s geological features, and their present appearance is a result of erosion from the ocean water. At low tide visitors can enjoy a view of the approximately eight-kilometer shoreline from Aoshima Island to Kinchaku Island in the south. The area was designated a National Natural Monument in 1934.
  • Makes your wishes come true TheSeaofCruz
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    Miyazaki Pref. Hyugashi Hososhima
    “Cruz” is the Portuguese word for “cross.” From the “Sea of Cruz” viewing platform, the distant rocks seem to form the Japanese character for “kanau” (“to grant”), and as such it is said that visitors will get their wishes granted. A bell was installed here for visitors to purify their hearts and announce to the heavens their wishes. The shape of the bell represents two people looking after and caring for one another.
  • Horikiri Pass
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    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Oriuzako
    A spot along the Nichinan Coast from which you can view the Devil’s Washboard (a Natural Monument) and the grandeur of the Pacific Ocean. The green of the phoenix trees and the blue of the ocean create a beautiful contrast in this picturesque expanse reminiscent of the south seas.
  • Cape Togenkyo
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    Miyazaki Pref. Higashiusukigunkadogawachou Iorigawa
    A garden located in Higashiusuki County, Miyazaki Prefecture. Some two million bigleaf hydrangeas grow on the park's vast, 20 hectares of grounds, and during the rainy season visitors can enjoy the magical scenery created by their flowers and backed by the vast ocean beyond. Many other flowers also bloom in the garden, including peach blossoms, jacaranda, and bougainvillea. Mt. Tomi Observatory, located nearby, is also known for its picturesque view of the hydrangea.
  • Umagase
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    Miyazaki Pref. Hyugashi Hososhima
    A precipice located on Cape Hyuga in Nippo Kaigan Quasi-National Park. The cliff was formed when lava from a volcanic eruption cooled and hardened, and the name is thought to have come from the fact that the rocks resemble a horseback. With 200 meters in length, the geological feature has been designated a National Natural Monument. A popular destination due to its picturesque scenery, it is visited by large numbers of tourists.
  • Cape Moai
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    Miyazaki Pref. Nichinanshi Miyaura 2650 Sun Messe Nichinai
    "A cape located in Sunmesse Nichinan along the Nichinan Coast. Seven Moai statues stand in a row here, and the site is the only place in the world granted permission to make use of Moai statues by Easter Island. Known as a mystical ""power spot,"" it is said that coming here will improve your luck. There are a variety of other works of art in the garden, and visitors can enjoy looking at them along with beautiful scenery backed by vast ocean beyond."
  • Cape Toi
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    Miyazaki Pref. Kushimashi Ono Ozaki
    A small peninsula on which Japanese horses, also known as Misaki horses, graze. The horses leisurely feed on the peninsula’s grasses against a backdrop of gently rolling green hills and the blue sea, creating a beautiful and tranquil scene. The lighthouse standing on the tip of the peninsula is the southernmost lighthouse in Miyazaki Prefecture. The only lighthouse which can be entered and viewed by tourists in Kyushu, it also serves as viewing platform from which visitors can get a sweeping view of the surrounding gentle ocean.
  • Hyuga Misaki Mt.Umagase
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    Miyazaki Hyuga-shi Hyuga Misaki
  • Ishinami Hama
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    Miyazaki Kushima-shi Ichiki Ishinami
  • TosakiBana
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    Miyazaki Miyazaki-shi
  • Hyuga Cape
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    Miyazaki Hyuga-shi Hososhima

Miyazaki Main 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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