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Getting Around Miyazaki

  • Miyazaki was a popular destination for Japanese tourists and honeymooners up until the 80’s. Many flocked to the sunny southern land seeking the natural wonders of its tropical weather. Tourist numbers have dropped off over the years, but this just means you’ll have to battle fewer crowds to enjoy it. Having one of the best surf beaches in Japan, as well as its palm tree tropical vibe, make Miyazaki a rejuvenating and fun tourist location. The city is growing in popularity amongst foreign travelers and is relatively easy to get around.

    Getting Around Miyazaki

    Getting Around Miyazaki

    Around the central Miyazaki Station is a hub of buses which travel to all the major tourist destinations. ‘VISIT MIYAZAKI BUS PASS‘ can be used to travel to all eight of the main attractions in Miyazaki. Travelers will have to show their passport when purchasing the pass which is around 1,000 yen for one month. The ticket can be purchased at the Tourist Information Centre, Bus Center, and Miyazaki Airport.

    Getting Around Miyazaki

    Getting Around Miyazaki

    Aoshima is one of the most popular attractions in Miyazaki. Dramatic rock formations make up the topography of the small island bursting with tropical plants. Aoshima Station is located conveniently on the JR Kyushu Nichinan Line. Alternatively, it can be reached in 30 minutes by car from Miyazaki Station as it is connected to the mainland via a bridge. There is also a bus route available from Miyazaki Station’s bus terminal. The surrounding Kizakihama Beach, Aoshima Beach and Shirahama Beach are also popular surfing spots which are accessible via sightseeing bus as well as the local transport.

    Other popular tourist attractions include Phoenix Zoo, attached to the Phoenix Seagaia Resort. Housing more than 1,400 different species of animals, as well as an amusement park – a must-see for any visitor to Miyazaki. Phoenix Zoo, as well as the Seagaia Resort, are connected by buses which are available from Miyazaki Station. The trip takes about 25 minutes and costs around 510 yen. There are also buses available from Miyazaki Airport which will also take around 25 minutes.

    Getting Around Miyazaki

    Getting Around Miyazaki

    Flights to Miyazaki are available from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport costing around 41,000 yen. JAL and ANA and other discount flights from Solaseed Air operate several flights each day. The flights are usually around 110 minutes. There are also buses connecting Miyazaki to neighboring prefecture Kagoshima’s Kagoshima Airport, accessible from both Tokyo and Osaka. To travel via Shinkansen, travelers will have to catch the train from Hakata Station to Shin-Yatsushiro.

    Alternatively, hourly buses also run from Fukuoka, traveling to Miyazaki in about four and a half hours at the cost of around 6,000 yen. Or if you’re feeling a bit adventurous and would prefer a more scenic route, daily overnight ferries connect Miyazaki to Osaka and take about 12 hours. Keep in mind that you will have to make a reservation for the ferry!

    Miyazaki
    Address
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Nishikimachi
    Phone
    Kisaki Hama
    Address
    Miyazaki Miyazaki Kumano
    Phone
    0985211791
    Aoshima Beach
    Address
    Miyazaki Miyazaki-shi Aoshima 2-233
    Phone
    0985651055
    Shirahama Beach
    Address
    Miyazaki Miyazaki-shi
    Phone
    0985651599
    Address
    宮崎県宮崎市山崎町浜山
    Phone
    0985211111
    Miyazaki City Phoenix Zoo
    rating 92 Reviews
    Address
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Shioji Hamayama 3083 - 42
    Phone
    0985391306
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