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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
Takachiho travel guide
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
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.
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.
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 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.
|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|
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.
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.
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
|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