Leisure / Outdoors Spots in Takachiho / Nobeoka Area

  • Takachiho Gorge Freshwater Fish Aquarium
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    3.0
    24 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Pref. Nishiusukiguntakachihochou Mukouyama 60-1
    At this freshwater fish aquarium visitors can see about 100 types of freshwater fish, including fish from the Gokase River basin and tropical freshwater fish from Africa. The lights in the building are dim, making the fish in the tanks easy to view. There is also an enclosed fishing area at the facility where you can catch rainbow trout. Many tourists drop in while visiting “Takachiho Gorge”.

    We did not go in to the Aquarium but we found the parking lot to be a wonderful source of colorful plantings. In late November the gorge itself was disappointing in its koyo display. The Aquarium...

  • Nobeoka Botanical Garden
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    4.5
    11 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Nobeoka-shi Amorimachi 1235-1
    "A botanical garden in Amori-machi Town, Nobeoka City. On the 8.7 hectare grounds, you'll find flower fields, an iris garden, a mandarin orange grove, and a shrub exhibition garden, so you can observe the flowers in all four seasons along the walking path or from the observatory. They hold events like the ""Flower Festival in Nobeoka"" in spring, and gardening classes as well."

    敷地内に公園と芝生があります。 遊具は小学生とかになると物足りないかもしれませんが、それより小さな子にはちょうど良いです。 芝生でボール遊びをしている親子もいます。 自販機はありますが、食べ物を買えるところは近くにはありません。

  • Healthtopia Nobeoka
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
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    Miyazaki Pref. Nobeokashi Nagahamamachi 3-1954-2
    About a 10-minute drive from the Nobeoka Station, This health and leisure facility is open year round. There is a current pool, a water slide, a children's pool, and a heated pool to be enjoyed during any season of the year. On the second floor is a game room, a lounge, and a massage room, while on the third floor is a bath, an infrared sauna, a weekly changing bath, reclining bath, and an outdoor bath. When you get hungry there is the all-you-can eat buffet restaurant, making this facility a great place for a family to spend a fun day.

    夏場はウォータースライダーのプールもあります。健康に特化した施設で、一日中楽しめる、健康に最適な時間が過ごせます。

  • Kanegahama Beach
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    Miyazaki Pref. Hyugashi Hiraiwa 2338-1
    This sandy beach is located approximately a three-minute walk from the Kanegahama bus stop. Known as a great surfing spot visited by surfers from inside and outside the prefecture, there are many sightings of famous celebrities. The biggest attraction is that you can enjoy surfing throughout the year, so several competitions are held there. It is also said to be the birthplace of surfing in Kyushu. You can swim for the month from late July to late August, and besides facilities such as showers and lockers, there is also an inn and campground nearby.
  • Hyuga Ishinamigawa Campsite
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    Miyazaki Pref. Hyugashi Mimitsumachi 4803
    This campsite is located beside the Ishinami River in Hyuga City, Miyazaki Prefecture. Surrounded by trees, it is an area rich in nature and is entirely covered in lawn. It offers a large cooking area, showers and toilets. Access to shopping is good because of its location within the city and is a convenient campsite for new campers. In addition, visitors can enjoy swimming in Ishinami River. The campsite is open from July to September every year.
  • Nobeoka Castle Ruins/Joyama Park
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    Miyazaki Nobeoka-shi Higashihonkoji
    "This flatland-mountain castle was built on a sandbar sandwiched between the Gokase River and Ose River in 1603 by Takahashi Mototane, the first lord of the domain. The highlight of the ruins is the ""1,000 enemy-killing"" stone base, so-called because it is said that the base would collapse and kill 1,000 enemies if one attempted to remove its stones. In addition to this 22 meter high imposing structure, there are also more than 300 cherry trees planted in the area, and in spring the castle ruins and surrounding park are practically covered with cherry blossoms. Other highlights include the Shiroyama Bell, which was used to notify the townspeople of the time from the Meiji period; and a monument inscribed with a poem by Bokusui Wakayama. Some 3,300 Japanese camellias spanning 108 varieties also grow on the grounds, making this one of the three largest Japanese camellia colonies in Japan. There are even academically rare varieties mixed in."
  • Kumanoe Beach
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    Miyazaki Nobeoka-shi Kumanoemachi
    This beach for sea bathing is in Kumanoe-machi Town, Nobeoka City. It has a sand beach extending 800 meters down and a very clear sea with tranquil waves. It is rarely crowded, so it is known as a good out-of-the-way beach. It is also used as the landing point for the hang gliders flying off from the Mt. Kagamiyama located to the northwest.
  • Sunbeach Sumie
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    Miyazaki Nobeoka-shi Sumiemachi 1450-2
    "This beach is located in Sumie-machi Town, Nobeoka City. It is located within Nippo Kaigan Quasi-National Park, and is known for its long, shallow sea of Sumie Bay and, in particular, the tranquility of the sea. It's completely equipped with facilities nearby, such as ""Beach Forest Sumie"" featuring a large playground equipment and barbeque facilities, as well as an aquarium, and a campsite."
  • Sumie family Aquarium
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    Miyazaki Nobeoka-shi Sumiemachi 69-1
    "This aquarium is located within ""Adventure Family Sunbeach Sumie"" in Sumie-machi Town, Nobeoka City. Exhibited are about 800 individuals and 150 species of fish inhabiting the Gokase River system and Hyuga-nada Sea, in particular the ""Japanese lates""-rare anywhere in the country. There is a beach, a campsite, and recreational facilities nearby."
  • Shikimibaru Sukoyaka no Mori Campground
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    Miyazaki Nishiusuki-gun Taka
    This campground, situated 1,200 meters above sea level, boasts one of the highest elevations of any campground in the country. From the campground, visitors can enjoy a sweeping view of Mt. Aso, Mt. Heiseishinzan in Unzen, and the 1,000-meter-high Kyushu Mountain Range. Because of its extremely high elevation, even in summer the campground is enwrapped in an autumn-like cool, and visitors can also take in perfectly clear night skies. Unusual for Kyushu, the campground is encircled by larch forest. The campground has five bungalows, an auto camping site replete with hot water showers and sinks, and an open tent site. Some of the campground's many fun facilities also include a nature center where visitors can learn about the nature of Takachiho, and a roller slide that is wildly popular with children.
  • Shiiba Museum of Folk Performing Arts
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    Miyazaki Higashiusuki-gun Shiibason Shimofukura 1822-4
    This museum is located a three-minute drive from Shiba Village Hall. Modeled after a traditional Japanese home, the museum consists of four floors aboveground and one below, and displays items and exhibits concerning the manners, customs, and folk culture of Shiba Village. The museum is also an institution which looks not just at the folk customs of Shiba Village but also the folk entertainments of the Kyushu region, Japan, and the rest of Asia. Notably, all of the museum's exhibits have English translations, and all of the exhibit titles are translated in English as well as Chinese and Korean. Shiba Village is famous for a folk song called the Hietsukibushi, and for kagura traditional Shinto music and dancing, and in this museum visitors can come in contact with the village's folk entertainments as well as the ways in which people live and lived in the area.
  • Yatate Kogen Campground
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    Miyazaki Higashiusuki-gun Shiibason Okochi Yatate 1220
    This campground is situated on the border between Miyazaki Prefecture and Kumamoto Prefecture. Located on a highland commanding a view of Mt. Ichifusa, facilities include cottages, an auto camping site, a hot shower room, and event square. Far away from private homes, the campground is enwrapped in a quiet, still atmosphere, and is a space where visitors can relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday. A stream runs nearby where visitors can enjoy water fun and fishing. The view of the sky is also uninterrupted here, making it the perfect place for stargazing and astronomical observation.
  • West Shosoin Temple/Kudara no Yakata
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    Miyazaki Higashiusuki-gun Misatocho Nango Mikado 62-1
    This museum was erected to preserve valuable cultural treasures, including those belonging to the Nara Shosoin Temple. The museum is an exact recreation of the Nara Shosoin based on blueprints and was created with cooperation from the Imperial Household Agency. Exhibits include a Tang dynasty bronze mirror which was excavated from the pedestal of the Great Buddha Hall at the Nara Todaiji. Visitors can come in contact with the history of the royalty of the Korean kingdom of Bakeje, who lived here in ancient times. In the adjoining Bakeje hall, visitors van view a life-sized recreation guesthouse which stands on the site of the royal palace in Buyeo. The museum also displays replicas of important cultural properties and national treasures from the Bakeje era.
  • Mizushidani Furusato Village Auto Campground
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    Miyazaki Higashiusuki-gun Misatocho Nango
    This auto camping site sprawls along the valley which follows the pure waters of the Mizushidani River in Nango. Enshrouded in abundant natural beauty, the grounds are replete with nine auto camping sites. The Kaigonto garden, planted with some 5,000 plum trees, is located nearby, and in most years visitors can enjoy the flowering trees around late February. Visitors can also fish yamame trout and minnows in the Mizushidani River. The campground is 50 minutes from the Hyuga Interchange on the Higashikyushu Expressway. The campground is open year round, but prospective customers must make an advance reservation.
  • Mihokogaura Beach
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    Miyazaki Hyuga-shi Hososhima 92
    This swimming beach is located 15-minute drive from the Hyuga Interchange on the Higashikyushu Expressway. Shallow across its length, the beach is a place where families with children can play in safety. The beach also experiences light waves and is visited by large numbers of people come to go clamming. In addition, the beach is the perfect place to go standup paddleboarding, which involves standing on a surfboard and paddling with an oar to move.
  • Hyuga Sun Park Auto Campsite
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    Miyazaki Hyuga-shi Saiwaki 303-5
    This auto camping site is located inside Hyuga Sun Park, a comprehensive recreation facility which is itself located inside Nippo Kaigan Quasi-National Park. The compact grounds are replete with auto camping sites with AC outlets, cottages, and log tents. There's also a hot spring bathhouse, restaurant, roadside station, and sports facilities, and customers rave that here you can enjoy a wide variety of fun things to do. In addition, the campground offers a full array of rental equipment such as barbecue grill sets, table and chair sets, sleeping bags, and electric kettles.
  • Isegahama Beach
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    Miyazaki Hyuga-shi Hichiya 599-3
    This swimming beach has been awarded five stars in each of the categories of water quality, facilities, and scenery, and it is said its waters are some of the clearest in Miyazaki Prefecture. Encircled by the natural beauty of rocks and forest, the beach has also been selected for inclusion in the Top 100 White Sand Beaches and Green Pine Groves of Japan and the Selection of Best 100 Beach lists compiled by the Ministry of the Environment. Another great thing about the beach is that it is outfitted with toilets, changing rooms, and shower rooms. The beach bustles during swimming season and year-round with people enjoying surfing and bodyboarding.
  • Okuragahama Beach
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    Miyazaki Hyuga-shi Hiraiwa 12298-6
    This beach was selected for inclusion in the Japan's 100 Best Beaches list. The beach extends four kilometers north to south and consists of a continuous stretch of white sands and green pines. A swimming beach sprawling at the southern end is a renowned mecca for marine sports in Hyuga and is visited by large numbers of surfers from across the prefecture and beyond throughout the year. The area is also the only place in Japan where pieces for the Japanese game of go are made using common orient clam shell, and the white go pieces which are made from the beach's orient clams, known as Suwabute clams, are highly valued. Happily, the beach is replete with free parking, hot water showers, and toilets.
  • ETO Land Mt.Hayahinomine
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyazaki Nobeoka-shi Kitakatamachi Hayanaka Mi 1183

    国道から細い道に入り、クネクネした山道を10kmくらい進むと、廃墟の遊園地?みたいな感じで存在しています。 土日でしたが、人は少なかったです。 でも子どもを屋内のキッズスペースで遊ばせたり、ゴーカートをしたりなんだかんだ結構遊べました。 あまり手入れされていませんでしたが、アスレチック遊具もありました。 ゲームコーナーにあったのが、30年くらい経っていそうなアーケードゲームで、レトロゲーム好き...

  • Nobu
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
    Shopping
    Miyazaki Nishiusuki-gun Takachihocho Mitai 1178-2

    高千穂にあるひっそりとしたレストラン。外観は大衆食堂で、うなぎや白焼きを食べることができた。ジューシーかつボリューミーで美味しかった。

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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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