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Hyuga travel guide



Spectacle art collection of exposed Rocks created by raging wave. Hyuga is a bay city,

facing the Hyuga nada Sea. The whole area along Cape Hyuga- misaki with its many

exposed rocks is designated as the Nippo-Kaigan Quasi-National Park.  Umagase at the

top of Cape Hyuga-misaki is a precipitous cliff of pillar-like rock, towering as high as 70m.


Cruz Sea

Your dream come true here. The Cruz Sea is an area of ocean that appears to have a cross in it

when viewed from an observatory. This cape is known as a ria coast; the “cross shape” was

created by the narrow terrain here being eroded by rivers, resulting in a cross-shaped sea route.




Exciting scenery created by raging wave of Hyuga Sea. The coastline here is a ria coastline,

marked by intricate waterways sandwiched between cliffs. The cliffs here are 70m high and

the waves’ splashing against them is an enchanting sight.





Let’s meet the old days of Japan.  The area in the city is designated a National Important

Preservation District for Groups of Historic buildings, and there remain much of the atmosphere 

of the 19th century, including buildings of old times, earthen walls, and stone pavements.



Hyuga Sun Park

Recreation facilities facing to Hyuga Sea. It is located along national road 10 in the southern

part of Hyuga.  It is a complex leisure facility with hot spring facilities and road stations Hyuga,

restaurants and camping grounds.



General information  

Address City hall : 10-5 Honmachi, Hyuga-city, Miyazaki-prefecture

1 hour and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Miyazaki-city

1 hour and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Takachiho

1 hour and 50 minutes by a vehicle from Nichinan-city

2 hours and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Kirishima-city

2 hours and 50 minutes by a vehicle from Kagoshima-city



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Miyazaki & Nichinan travel guide



Miyazaki & Nichinan are facing the Pacific Ocean with a beautiful coastline contains placed

of natural beauty, like Aoshima and Toi-misaki Cape. Also, on the Hitotsuba Beach of Miyazaki

city are Ocean Dome, 700 hectare all-weather indoor water park, and Miyazaki Sea Gaia, a

comprehensive resort complex complete with a wildlife park, golf courses and hotels.


Udo Shrine

Beautiful and exciting Shine,  located the cave of the cliff side facing the Pacific Ocean. In legend,

a goddess of sea built a hut to give birth to a great god here. Then it is said that Empress Suiko

(554-628) built the shrine there.



Horikiri Pass

The suggested sightseeing spot in Nichinan. The 60m altitude pass allows you to look down

at a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean. The coastline here is lined with rocks that have been

worn away by the waves splashing against them, as well as beautiful phoenix palm trees.



Toi Cape

Wild horses are living here. Gentle hills extend, and you can observe wild horses, called Misaki-uma,

living and grazing there. It is said that the Misaki-uma are the descendants of army horses left grazing

and which became wild 300 years ago.



Obi Castle Ruin

The moss-covered stone walls, broad stone steps in front of the Ote-mon main gate, moat ruin,

and old samurai residences all bring back the past. The Matsuo-no-Maru residence and Ote-mon

have been reconstructed using the treasured Obi cedar wood.



Sun Messe Nichinan

Japan’s own replica of Moai Statues.  Enjoy a breath taking panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean,

the Sun Messe Nichinan has replicas of the Moai statues from the Easter Island placed here and

there in the area.



Miyazaki Shrine

Miyazaki Shrine is the oldest and most important shrine in the city. Dedicated to Emperor Jinmu,

the mythical first emperor of Japan, it is said to have been established over 2600 years ago.



Night life Miyazaki




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Takachiho travel guide

  • Takachiho Gorge


Takachiho offers dynamic and beautiful Takachiho Gorge and here is the birthplace of

Japanese mythology. It is the supposed site of legend where Amaterasu, the Shrine

Sun Goddess, disturbed by her brother’s cruel pranks, hid herself in a cave, prompting

the other gods and goddesses to try and lure her out. Enjoy the dynamic and beautiful

nature of Takachioho Gorge and find the roots of Japanese culture in the birth place of

Japanese mythology.  


Takachiho Gorge

A narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase River.  The nearly sheer cliffs lining

the gorge are made of slow forming volcanic basalt columns which resemble the scales 

of a dragon where the stone twisted and flowed as it formed.



Takachiho Gorge boat riding

The most recommended activity at Takachiho Gorge is riding the river that flows down the

base of the gorge on a rental boat. The spot you can see waterfalls and the columnar shaped

valley together is rare in the world. Please enjoy this amazing view from the boat.



Takachiho shrine   

Located just west of the town center, is nestled in a grove of tall cedars. During the day

the shrine’s nondescript, unpainted buildings blend in naturally with the surrounding 

trees. In the evening, you can enjoy the Yokagura Dance.



Amano Iwato shrine 

Takachiho is a birth place of Japanese indigenous religion, Shinto. Takachiho is the site of

one of the best known legends of Japanese mythology. In the story, Amaterasu, the Shinto

sun goddess, became so outraged by her brother’s cruel pranks that she hid herself in a

cave, refusing to come out and depriving the world of her life-giving light.




Local cuisine , Somen nagashi

Somen is a kind of noodle which is made by wheat and is usually eaten by dipping style.
Somen nagashi is the way of eating Somen with waterslide traditionally made by bamboo

like as video below. Nagashi means flowing.



Gokase Winery

Gokase Winery is located near Takachiho, in the beautiful plateau at an altitude of 600m.

All the wines are being made from locally grown grapes. There is the tasting corner, you

can enjoy sample wines. Winery also can be visited.






Kagura is a sacred song and dance for god, and is a Japanese word referring to specific

type of Shinto theatrical dance with roots arguably predating those Noh. A massively

shortened version of Takachiho Yokagura is performed for tourists every night throughout

the year at the Takachiho Shrine.



General information  

Address Town hall : 13 Mitai, Takachiho-cho, Nishi-usuki-gun, Miyazaki-prefecture

1 hour and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Aso-city

1 hour and 50 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

2 hours and 50 minutes by a vehicle from Nichinan-city

2 hours and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Miyazaki-city

1 hour and 15 minutes by a vehicle from Hyuga-city

Population 13,600   Population density 50




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