Traditional Streets/Houses Spots in Miyazaki Area

  • Village of Stone Walls Togawa
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Nishiusuki-gun Hinokagecho Togawa
    "This small village consists of seven homes situated along the Hinokage River. The entire village is built of stunning stonework and all of the homes have stone walls and storehouses, leading to it being called the ""Village of Stone Walls."" The village's stonework consist of stones of various sizes skillfully laid on top of one another in a way that, at first glance, looks haphazard, and visitors will find the variations this creates endlessly fascinating. No clear records remain, but it is said the oldest stone wall in the village was built sometime in the Ansei era (1854-1860). A stone teahouse which offers light meals and which also doubles as a lodging facility for group training camps is located in the center of the village, and many tourists visit the establishment during the village's terraced rice field festival held at the end of April."

Miyazaki Areas

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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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