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  • Udo-jingu Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Pref. Nichinanshi Miyaura 3232
    This shrine is inside a cave in the side of a cliff facing Hyuganada. It is dedicated to Ugayafukiaezu no Mikoto, the father of Emperor Jimmu, and it is believed to bring people together in romance. The main shrine contains a “reiseki kameishi” (magical turtle stone), and it is said that if you can successfully toss an “undama” (lucky stone) into one of its holes, your wish will come true.
  • Chikkoen Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Pref. Nichinanshi Hoshikura 5556-2
    A five-minute walk from JR Obi Station. This area is located in the center of Nichinan Daiichi Park. The park is a renowned destination for cherry blossoms, and each year from late March to early April, some 1,000 Yoshino cherries come into beautiful bloom on the grounds. There's also a Japanese garden which is a recreation of one which existed in the distant Momoyama period, and a bronze statue of Komura Jutaro, a man who was born to a low level samurai family in Obi Domain and who later became a diplomate, making such achievements as the signing of the Treaty of Portsmouth. Visitors can stroll the grounds while listening to the calls of wild birds. The park also has a multipurpose ground and other sports facilities.
  • Obi Castle Ruins
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    4.0
    198 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Pref. Nichinanshi Obi 10-1-2
    These are the ruins of Obi Castle, which served as the residence of the Ito family, lords of the Obi Domain, for the 280 years from 1588 to the early Meiji period. Currently, you can see many things that have been reconstructed and restored in the Showa period (1926-1989) such as the Ote-mon gate and the Edo period (1603-1868) Matsuo-no-Maru residence. In addition, the Obi Castle History Museum is on the premises and exhibits many items and historical materials related to successive lords and their retainers. Besides the Komura Memorial Hall and Merchant Museum, it offers common tickets that can also be used for other paid facilities nearby the castle. It is free to explore the castle ruins.

    We were lucky to have the place practically to ourselves on a gorgeous sunny Christmas Day. It was so peaceful and serene.

  • Cape Toi Visitor Center (The House of Horses)
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    25 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyazaki Pref. Kushimashi Ono 42-1
    This is a science museum in Kushima City, home to Misaki horses. The museum displays models that visitors can see a glimpse of the world through a horse-eye view, the history of the connection between people and horses, the food chain, and a diorama of Cape Toi. Visitors can also enjoy images of nature and the Misaki horse at the 120-inch theater and also the view overlooking the Pacific Ocean. As well as being able to experience making a decorative strap for your phone or keyring from cycad cones, locally grown mango and hyuganatsu citrus, and confectionaries are also available.

    昨年11月、時間が少ない中訪れましたが行って良かったです。日本の在来馬のことや、馬の目撃場所などもわかりやすく手作り感ある展示が見られました。係員の方が都合に合わせて説明してくださったのも良かったです。そしてお話通り、センター裏で馬の親子が見られました!

  • Cape Toi Lighthouse
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Pref. Kushimashi Ono Toi Cape 80-2
    This is a lighthouse which was constructed in 1929 and lies at the southernmost tip of Miyazaki Prefecture, which leaves a strong impression amid the blue sea with its white chalk walls. There are splendid views to be had from atop the 255-meter-high cliff, and tours inside are also available.
  • Marine Viewer Nango
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    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Pref. Nichinanshi Nangouchoukatagami 134-54
    This is a semi-submersible sightseeing boat departing from Tonoura port, and through the glass bottom one can see a mass of beautiful coral reefs and multicolored tropical fish. On top, one can experience feeding sea birds. The sight of black kites swooping down to get their food is something to behold. The trip lasts around 45 minutes, with more departures on Sundays, public holidays, summer holidays and New Year’s holidays.

    日南のジャカランダは有名で 2回行きましたが これは知りませんでした。 孫(小学校3年と幼稚園児)みんな 目を丸くしてビックリしたり 大興奮で 大人も 楽しめました。 星4は 料金が2200円で子供は1千円で 妥当ではあるとも思いますが もう少し お安くなればと思って 星5にしませんでした。

  • Nichinan
    Transportation
    Miyazaki Pref
  • Kojima Island (Island of Monkeys)
    Travel / Tourism
    Kasama City, Miyazaki Prefecture
    Kojima Island is a famous uninhabited island in Kushima City. The island is inhabited by Japanese macaques which were designated a natural monument in 1934. Visitors can go to the island and sightseeing boats depart from the Ishinami Coast. The island houses the “Field Museum Kojima Park” and visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Ishinami Coast.
  • Misaki-jinja Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Kasama City, Miyazaki Prefecture
    This shrine is located at the very end of Cape Toi and is said to have been established in 708. It is worshipped by those in the fishing and shipping industries and is known as the god of marriage and safety at sea. The shrine is located in a precipitous cliff, and the surrounding area is a natural forest of cycads, designated nationally as a special natural monument.
  • Roadside Station Nango
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    96 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Pref. Nichinanshi Nangouchounienami 3220-24
    This is a roadside station in Nichinan City. Located in a central area of the Nichinan Coast Quasi-National Park, it provides tourist information regarding Miyazaki, sells special local products and also includes a restaurant. Locally grown fruit such as mango and a variety of citrus are also available for purchase. A limited number of the “mango roll”, with its mango scent, is also available. The restaurant offering a menu using Mediterranean vegetables is also popular.

    Make sure to stop here. The food is tasty and you get a good view. We came here as a group of 5 on a tour down south Miiyazaki. It doesn’t look like much if you drive past, but it is. I drove past...

  • Shibushi Bay Daikoku Dolphin Land
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    4.5
    22 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Pref. Kushimashi Takamatsu 1481-3
    This theme park playland is in Kushima City. It is the only facility in Kyushu where visitors can swim with dolphins. Apart from dolphins, visitors can also get up close to sea turtles and small animals. Also, entry into the seafood market and restaurant offering fresh seafood fish caught in Shibushi Bay is free of charge. It is a popular tourist destination.

    こんなにイルカを近くで見て触れる場所はありません!イルカショーは、大きな水族館で行われるものより地元感たっぷりですが、こんなに近くで見ることができ迫力ありです。 イルカ以外にも大量のカメ(こんなにカメが怖いと思ったことはありません!)など意外と楽しめる場所でした。

  • Cape Moai
    Travel / Tourism
    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."
  • Italia Ristorante GEN
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    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Pref. Nichinanshi Iwasaki 2-4-5
    This Italian restaurant, located in Nichinan City, Miyazaki Prefecture, serves a variety of dishes such as pasta and creative cuisine that make use of local ingredients. There is an open kitchen in the restaurant, and the chef can listen to your requests as your meal is prepared. The restaurant is open for lunch and many people, mainly local, dine here.

    前から美味しいイタリアンだと知っていたのですが、なかなか日南まで行く機会がなく、やっとのことでこの店に行くことができました。パスタ単品が2千円前後もします。カルボナーラはレベルが高いです。アスパラの美味しさと玉子の味をうまくマッチさせたものです。今回は時間がなく単品で済ませましたが、ぜひコースでゆったりいただきたいイタリアンです。」

  • Portside Station Meitsu
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Pref. Nichinanshi Nangouchounakamura Otsu 4862-9
    This product shop is directly managed by the fishing co-op in “Meitsu Port” in Nichinan City, Miyazaki Prefecture. Visitors can purchase seasonal fresh seafood caught in the port famous for pole-fished bonito as well as processed products. There is also a restaurant offering seafood cuisine such as pan seared Nichinan pole-fished bonito on a box of rice which visitors can taste as they sear the fresh bonito fish.

    南郷と言えば、カツオ一本釣り漁業の拠点ですね。地元で水揚げされる新鮮なカツオを使った「カツオ炙り重」、これはオススメですよ!醤油ベース、バジルベースの2種のたれに漬けられたカツオを、ちろちろっと炙ります。それをご飯の上に載せてパクリ!カツオとタレのマッチングがよく、いくらでも胃袋に入っていきます。炭火焼き特有の香りと味わいも加わって、なんとも言えない旨さが口の中に広がりますね。う-ん、カツオという...

  • Hotel J’s Nichinan Resort
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyazaki Pref. Nichinanshi Kitagouchougounohara Akane 2821-1
    This hot spring accommodation facility is located in Nichinan City, Miyazaki Prefecture. It is a “sodium hydrogen carbonate - chloride hot spring”, said to be effective in treating nerve pain and fatigue. Guests can overlook the rich natural environment from the spacious public bath, and enjoy the beautiful starry sky and scenery changing with each season from the outdoor bath. The facility also includes a sauna, a bedrock bath, and reservable private baths. Day use is also possible.
  • Sun Cherry Kitago
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyazaki Pref. Nichinanshi Kitagouchouofuji Kai 1519-3
    This is a hot spring accommodation facility located in Kitago-cho, Nichinan City, Miyazaki Prefecture. The spring flows naturally and the dark brown soft hypotonic high-temperature spring is said to be effective in treating rheumatism and chronic eczema. In addition to the large public bath with large windows, the facility also has an electric bath, a sauna and a cold-water bath. Day use is also possible.

    This is our 3rd time to visit this lovely cozy onsen hotel.our family love this place so we stop over every time when we back japan n enjoy stay. Stuffs are very helpful. they try to their best to...

  • Obi Castle Historical Museum
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    46 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Pref. Nichinanshi Obi 10
    This museum of history located on the site of the ruins of the Obi castle can be entered with an admission fee. The museum displays about 220 valuable items such as historical items related to the Obi clan, the armor and swords of Ito Suketaka and Yamada Munemasa, warlords from the Warring States period, including those donated by the Ito family. The museum is visited by many tourists from both home and abroad.

    We loved this museum as the exhibits are exquisite - beautiful and richly detailed. Its only small but its well worth popping in to. i obeyed the signs and didnt take any photos even though I was...

  • Nichinan Tempuku Baseball Stadium
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyazaki Nichinan-shi Tenpuku 2-10
    A five minute walk from Aburatsu Station on the JR Nichinan Line. This baseball stadium is located inside Tempuku Sports Park in Nichinan City. The stadium has served as the training campground for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp professional baseball team since 1963. In addition to being used for spring and fall training camps, the stadium is also used by the Miyazaki Phoenix League, one of Japan's leagues for training young players to potentially play in the pros one day. Visitors can catch the training camps for free from the viewing stands. Nearby facilities include an indoor multipurpose sports ground, pitching training ground, and sub ground.
  • Cape Toi
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Ibii
    Transportation
    Miyazaki Pref

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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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