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Nature Spots in Miyazaki / Aoshima Area

  • Aoshima Island
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    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Aoshima
    Aoshima Island, which has been designated as a National Special Natural Monument, is a small island with a circumference of 1.5 kilometers that is setting of the Umisachi-Yamasachi Legend. Aoshima Jinja Shrine, which is surrounded by the unusual rock formation known as the Devil’s Washboard, enshrines the deities Yamasachihiko, Toyotama-hime, and Shiozutsu no Okami who advised Yamasachihiko to go to the palace of Watatsumi no Kami, and is a popular shrine to pray for matchmaking. The area is inhabited by many spermatophytes and pteridophytes, and is a beautiful small island that still has untouched nature.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nichinan Coast
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    Miyazaki Prefecture Nichinan City Miyazaki City Kasama City etc
    A coastline area stretching from southern Miyazaki Prefecture to the mouth of Kimotsuki River on the west side of Shibushi Bay in Kagoshima Prefecture. Officially designated Nichinan Kaigan Quasi-National Park, the area is known for the beautiful, picturesque scenery of its coastline and ocean. Rich in variation, the coastline was a top honeymoon destination from the mid-60s to the mid-70s. The coast is also a popular scenic driving destination.
  • Kisakihama Beach
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    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Kumano
    A beach located in Miyazaki City. Stretching towards the island of Aoshima, the two to three-kilometer-long beach is known for its silky smooth sands. Because of its frequent good waves and convenient accessibility from the airport and city center, it is also a top surfing destination frequented by large numbers of surfers from across the prefecture and the country, and many international competitions are held here. Several resort hotels are also located in the area.
  • Yatoginotaki
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    Miyazaki Tsunocho Kawakita O Suzu
  • Sumiyoshi Kaigan
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    Miyazaki Miyazaki-shi Shioji
  • Mt.Wanitsuka
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    Miyazaki
  • Mt.Ichifusa
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    Miyazaki
  • Mt.Ishido
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    Miyazaki
  • Mt.Osuzu
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    Miyazaki
  • Sun Beach Ichi tu Ha
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    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Awakigaharachou Foreshore
  • Haruyamadani
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    Miyazaki Koyu-gun Kijocho Ishikawauchi
  • Kaedakeikoku
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    Miyazaki Miyazaki-shi Kagamizu
  • Wanituka Valley
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    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Tanochoukou
  • Gion Taki
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    Miyazaki Koyu-gun Kijocho Nakanomata
  • Sagirinotaki
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    Miyazaki Koyu-gun Tsunocho Kawakita Mizuarai
  • Shirataki
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    Miyazaki Koyu-gun Tsunocho Kawakita Mizuarai
  • Sudarenotaki
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    Miyazaki Koyu-gun Tsunocho Kawakita Mizuarai
  • Iwabuchi Oike Pond
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    Miyazaki Koyu-gun Kijocho Shiinoki

Miyazaki Main 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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