Travel / Tourism Spots in Nichinan Area

  • Obi Castle Ruins
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    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.

  • Roadside Station Nango
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    96 Reviews
    Transportation
    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...

  • Udo-jingu Shrine
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    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.
  • Yoshokan
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    Miyazaki Nichinan-shi Obi 9-1-1
    This archetypical samurai residence was built in 1869 by Ito Sukeyori, lord of Obi Domain. The residence was named after a large, several-hundred-year-old camphor tree on the grounds. A yakuimon gate stands at the entrance, and the large grounds are occupied by a main residence, sukiya-zukuri-style teahouse, zosha servants' quarters and storehouse, and kura storehouse. The residence is said to have been one of the most prominent of the samurai residences around Obi Castle. The rock garden sprawling on the south side of the residence was created in the samurai, bugaku-ryu style. The famous garden is one of the best in the entire Kyushu region both in terms of its size and superb state of preservation.

    This historic district was a nice place to wander, explore and enjoy stepping back in time. Nice shops and places to eat too

  • Cape Toi Lighthouse
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    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.

    i want recommend this area not only lighthouse.actually, this area is highland and face to ocean, some wild horses are living here for long year , u can easily find them on the way to lighthouse...

  • Obi Castle Historical Museum
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    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...

  • Shibushiwan Umi no Eki Iruka Land
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    Miyazaki Kushima-shi 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.

    癒し系の施設です。 ちょっとユルめのイルカショーや、ペンギンの散歩、ポニー乗馬などほのぼの系の遊びができます。 釣り堀や小さな公園があったり意外と盛り沢山です。 今回はしませんでしたが、イルカと泳いだり触れ合ったりできるそうなので、イルカ好きの方にはおすすめです。

  • Komura Memorial Hall
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    Miyazaki Nichinan-shi Obi 4-2-20-1
    This international exchange center is located just beyond the Main gate of Obi Castle. The hall was built to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the death of Komura Jutaro, a man who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs twice during the Meiji period and brought about the end of the Russo-Japanese War by signing the Treaty of Portsmouth in 1905. Inside the spacious hall, visitors can learn about his early life and activities as a diplomat. Replete with a 200-seat large conference room and 40-seat small conference room as well as simultaneous interpretation facilities, the hall is used for international exchange and cultural events.

    小村寿太郎記念館は飫肥城の大手門の少し手前位にありました。正式な施設の名前は「国際交流センター小村記念館」(竣工平成4年11月)となってました。展示資料を見ると、すごい人みたいでした。

  • Cape Toi
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    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.
  • Marine Viewer Nango
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    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。

  • Shochu Dojo (Sakuranosato Shuzo Co., Ltd.)
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    Miyazaki Nichinan-shi Kitagocho Gonohara Ko 888-banchi
    "This shochu ""dojo"" adjoins the breweries of Inoue-Syuzo and Sakuranosato-Syuzou. The dojo was opened with the aim of passing on the techniques of authentic shochu, a traditional industry in southern Kyushu. The dojo is a reproduction of a Meiji/Taisho period brewery and is made of Obi cedar, once a local specialty product. The dojo engages in the production of shochu year-round, making it possible for visitors to view the production process whenever they visit. Visitors can also participate in a shochu-making activity and blend together six varieties of shochu as they see fit to produce a one-of-a-kind, original shochu (advance reservation required)."

    It was a great experience to see how sochu is made and to have an endless supply of all the varieties (looked like about 50) on hand to sample, with what seemed to be small bottomless cups. For the...

  • Chikkoen Park
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    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.
  • Kojima Island
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    Miyazaki Kushima-shi
    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
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    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.
  • Kamichino Tourist Activity Orchard Kushima Strawberry Patch
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    Miyazaki Kushima-shi Honjo 9894
    This fruit park is located a 10-minute drive from Kushima Station. On the park's spacious grounds, visitors can enjoy picking strawberries. The park primarily grows Saga Honoka, a variety of strawberry notable for its high sugar content and low acidity. These strawberries are also very firm and have a relatively long shelf life. In addition, their slim conical shape and glossy red color means they are often used to decorate Western-style confections. The farm grows trees heavy with vivid, sun-yellow Hyuganatsu fruit, a variety of citrus fruit, next to its strawberry greenhouses, and is one of the few places in the prefecture where you can enjoy picking Hyuganatsu.
  • Yumemi Bridge
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    Miyazaki Nichinan-shi Sonoda 3-3-31
    This wooden bridge is located behind the Nichinan City Tourist Information building. Made of Obi stone and 120-year-old Obi cedar, the bridge was built utilizing traditional construction methods and wood joinery, and uses no nails, screws, or other metal connecting pieces whatsoever. The gently curving roof struts were created using a technique called bent wood which utilizes the distinctive flexibility and resilience of Obi cedar. The bridge was made using the Gerber system of bridge construction, which involved sticking out beams from both banks, placing weight stones on them to stabilize them, and linking them with additional beams in the center. The area around the bridge has been paved with red brick, while wooden decks have been built on the dikes of the Horikawa Canal, and the spot is a place for local residents to rest and relax.
  • Horikawa Canal
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    Miyazaki Nichinan-shi Nishimachi 7
    This canal connects the mouth of the Hiroto River to Aburatsu Port. The canal, built on the order of Obi Domain lord Ito Sukezane in 1686, took around two years to complete. Aburatsu has flourished since ancient times as a key port. The canal was built by Obi Domain to efficiently transport Obi cedar and serves as a symbol of Aburatsu. At the time it was built, canal excavation was no easy task, and it is said that digging out the bedrock below the vicinity of Ahiratsu Shrine was particularly difficult. The canal is about a 15-minute walk from Aburatsu Station. Today, the canal is used as a shooting location for movies, and as a shelter for fishing boats during typhoons.
  • Yowara Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyazaki Nichinan-shi Nangocho Yowara
  • Minami Strawberry Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyazaki Nichinan-shi Kitagocho Gonohara Otsu
  • Aburatsu Red Brick Hall
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    Miyazaki Nichinan-shi Aburatsu 1-9-3

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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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