Spots in Miyazaki / Aoshima Area

  • Miyazaki-jingu Shrine
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    4.0
    269 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Jingu 2-4-1
    A Shinto shrine dedicated to Japan’s first emperor, Emperor Jinmu. Many of the shrine’s buildings are registered as Tangible Cultural Properties, including the main shrine building, which is unusually made with whole cedar logs. The Shinko Festival, a 140 year old festival in which the god of the shrine is paraded outside, is held on a Saturday and a Sunday at the end of October and is one of Miyazaki Prefecture’s top festivals. Oshirafuji, the largest wisteria tree in the country and a designated Natural Monument, stands on the shrine grounds; mid-April is the best time to see it in bloom. A 10-minute walk from JR Miyazaki-Jingu Station.

    When I was living in Miyazaki I cam here when it was extremely hot..July August. Or just to take a walk .Many beautiful trees.green and the right place to welcome the new year.

  • Horikiri Pass
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    4.0
    203 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    This roadside stop is a good way to gaze over the surrounding coastline. It is just across the road from the Phoenix roadhouse. Watch out for birds of prey soaring along the cliffs.

  • Miyazaki City Phoenix Zoo
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    4.0
    110 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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...

  • Phoenix Seagaia Resort
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    4.0
    160 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.

    This place appears to have been built in the 1970s. It was high end back then. Not much seems to have changed since then. Mold, mildew, rusty metal that needs painting, sheetrock tape coming...

  • Ogura Main Shop
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    4.0
    346 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Tachibanadorihigashi 3-4-24
    This long-standing Western restaurant opened in 1956, in Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture. It is one of the restaurants said to have devised the Miyazaki’s specialty Chicken Nanban. The restaurant prides itself on its Chicken Nanban, made with tender chicken breast meat, cooked and immediately covered in sweet vinegar and a homemade tartar sauce. Locals and tourists alike line up to buy it. The old-fashioned interior, styled like a Western town restaurant, is also quite appealing.

    Its a small place in a back Japanese like alley. Huge portions of chicken nanban which is fried chicken thigh. Its incredibly good. Its popular with locals too. You dont need a reservation, but...

  • Eda Shrine
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    4.5
    68 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Awakigaharachou Birth mother 127
    "This is a shrine known as “the birthplace of misogi (purification)” and ""the birthplace of norito (ritual prayer)”. Many worshipers visit the shrine as a place of healing. The deities of Izanami-no-mikoto and Izanagi-no-mikoto are enshrined here, and the shrine is also known as the mother of the two pillars of Daimyojin and because of this, local residents call the shrine “Yabo-sama”. Eda Kagura (Shinto music and dancing) are performed in dedication every year during the spring and autumn festivals."

    Shrines often hsve a standard layout and it is the location that adds to it. In this case the shrine is located on the ocean which gives it this extra

  • Miyazaki Science Center
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    4.0
    63 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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...

  • Aoshima Jinja
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Aoshima 2-13-1
    Located in the center of Aoshima Island, this Shinto shrine is dedicated to Hori no mikoto, Toyotama-hime no mikoto, and Shiozutsu no ookami, known in widely in Japan through the Japanese myth called “Yamasachihiko, Umisahihiko.” The shrine’s grounds are the entire island of Aoshima, a designated Special Natural Monument; in ancient times, the general public was prohibited from setting foot on the sacred grounds of the island. Worshippers were freely allowed to visit the island starting in the Meiji period, and today it is visited by many asking for luck in love and marriage, easy childbirth, safe travels, and safety while driving. The grounds are lush with tropical plants and a distinct, equatorial pervades the island. A 10-minute walk from Aoshima Station.
  • Fruit Ohno
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    4.0
    48 Reviews
    Shopping
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Chuoudori 1-22
    Fruit Ohno was established in 1982, and its parfaits, which use special fruits from Miyazaki, are very popular. There are a number of parfaits on the menu that can only be found in this particular store, including items that are only available during certain seasons. Customers can freely choose their own toppings to go with the soft-serve ice cream. The store is approximately 15 minutes on foot from the JR Miyazaki Station.

    夜行ったので少し治安の悪い道を歩きましたが、、お店はフルーツがたくさんでパフェかなり美味しかったです。しらないフルーツもたくさん乗っていました。

  • Kodomo no Kuni
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    3.5
    55 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.

    I use to take my children here ! I came here for the first time in 10 years! I remember when i was younger! The ocean just in front of you!

  • Kuramoto Aya Shusen No Mori
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    4.0
    46 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Pref. Higashimorokatagunayachou Minamimata 1800-19
    "This is a tourist facility of “Unkai Shuzo” located in Higashimorokata County, Miyazaki prefecture. At the “Aya Natural Brewery Museum "", visitors with reservations are able to observe sake making and experience sake tasting. The facility also houses restaurants and souvenir shops offering shochu and beer from Unkai Shuzo, as well as accommodation and hot spring facilities. Many tourists visit and enjoy the theme park-like facility daily."

    This is a composite tourist attraction with simple winery and liquor tasting many restaurants with one offering Miyazaki beef! This is a good stop for lunch or dinner after you visited the nearby...

  • Saitobaru Archeological Museum of Miyazaki Prefecture
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    4.0
    43 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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...

  • Miyachiku (Miyazaki Beef Teppanyaki Grill)
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    4.5
    171 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Shimbeppuchou Foreshore 1401-255
    This is a teppanyaki restaurant in Miyazaki City. Guests can enjoy meat cuisine using the finest Miyazaki beef such as teppanyaki, yakiniku BBQ, sukiyaki and shabu-shabu. The menu is extensive, perfect for a variety of occasions, also offering a la carte dishes such as Hamburg steak and beef shabu-shabu, and a kaiseki meal featuring Miyazaki beef steak.

    The beef is cooked to the perfect doneness. It melts in the mouth. And this is expected. The surprise is in the bread dessert. A must try.

  • Roadside Station Tsuno
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    4.0
    33 Reviews
    Transportation
    Miyazaki Pref. Koyuguntsunochou Kawakita 5129
    This roadside station in Tsuno Town, Koyu County, sells locally grown vegetables as well as fresh seafood from the Hyuga-nada Sea. It has become a Tsuno Town sightseeing spot providing tourist information and local specialty products and souvenirs. At the restaurant, visitors can taste a set meal “Shiitake mushroom nanban”, a dish of Miyazaki’s specialty chicken nanban served with thick shiitake mushrooms, as well as “Sanshokudon”, seafood from Hyuga-nada Sea served on rice.

    地元産の野菜がいっぱい並んでいました。またアイスクリームと宝くじ売り場が併設されていました。どこの道の駅もそうですが、地元愛に包まれていました。

  • Garden Buffet Pine Terrace
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    4.0
    186 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Miyazaki-shi Yamasakicho Hamayama
    "This is a restaurant at ""Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort"" within the ""Phoenix Seagaia Resort,"" a resort facility in Hamayama, Yamasaki Town, Miyazaki City. The buffet style restaurant's theme is ""Miyazaki terroir"" and serves dishes using Miyazaki's traditional vegetables and fruits, seafood and Miyazaki beef."

    Breakfast at The Pine Terrace was average. The rolls were manufactured, the food was average quality, although there was a huge variety of average quality. It was a mob scene and one guy took over...

  • Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum
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    3.5
    31 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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...

  • Aya International Craft Castle
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    3.5
    29 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Higashimorokata-gun Ayacho Kitamata 1012
    This traditional crafts facility is located in Aya Town, a town known for its handmade crafts. The facility displays handmade crafts from the town and also holds craft making activities such as fabric dying and pottery making. Aya Town continues to preserve and maintain a culture of traditional crafts, and this facility was built with the aim of passing on traditional crafts, made by the hands of experienced craftspeople, to future generations. The facility consists of an all-wood crafts display hall standing in a corner of the grounds, and two crafts buildings, and these are used to display and sell crafts and hold pottery making and fabric dyeing classes. The facility also serves as a gallery and is used for solo exhibitions and design research and development.

    島津藩の外城めぐりをしていて、この綾城も島津の軍門に降った歴史があります。いろいろな物を展示したり即売したりしていますが、やはり完全に復元された城そのものに興味がわきます。木の匂いのする天守閣からの眺めは気持ちいいものです。で、そのあとは城の北側に往時を彷彿させる武家屋敷群にクルマを走らせました。

  • Nishimera Onsen, Karikobozu no Yu Yutato
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    4.5
    23 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyazaki Pref. Koyugunnishimerason Murasho 260-6
    This hot spring facility is located in Nishimera Village, Koyu County. The hot spring water has “sodium hydrogen carbonate” properties, and is known to promote beauty. It is also said to be effective in assisting recovering from frozen shoulders, motor paralysis, and burns. The large public bath consists of “Kawa-no-yu” with an open-air rock bath and “Hinata-no-yu”, an open-air cypress bath, which is changed every Sunday.

    ややぬるめでトロミのある温泉です。少し塩素の匂いがする時がありますが、湯上りの肌はしっとりします。あまり混んでないし、清潔感があるので気持ちいいです。

  • Tsuma Shrine
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Saito-shi Tsuma 1
    "A 10-minute drive or three kilometers from the Saito Interchange on the Higashi-Kyushu Expressway. Dedicated to the princess goddess Konohanasakuya-hime-no-Mikoto, the shrine's name appears in ancient ""Shoku Nihon Koki"" Japanese history text, as well as in the register of shrines in the ancient ""Engishiki"" law book. According to legend, Ninigi-no-Mikoto fell in love with the princess at first site and held a wedding ceremony, thus becoming known as a god of love and marriage, while the princess safely gave birth to triplets and in turn became known as a goddess of safe childbirth and childrearing. During the Koisai Festival held on July 7th, the wedding ceremony is recreated in an unusual ritual which has been conducted continuously for around five hundred years."

    This shrine is very beautiful and has a special atmosphere. Tsuma Shrine is popular among ladies since the god of the shrine is believed that marriage tie and love knot come true. If you dont...

  • Tsuno Wine
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Pref. Koyuguntsunochou Kawakita 14609-20
    This winery is located in Tsuno Town, Koyu County. The wine is made from 100 per cent locally grown grapes. The winery offers inspections of the wine making process, wine tasting, and a produce shop. In addition, various events such as a farm produce harvesting experience, live jazz concerts, and barbecue lunches are held.

    This winery is just 60 mins away from Miyazaki city. Located on the top of beautiful hill so you could enjoy lovely view. The winer would give you a chance of wine tasting though it is only twice...

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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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