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Miyazaki, Japan

Miyazaki is the capital city of Miyazaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushuin Japan. Located on the coast and crossed by several rivers, Miyazaki City enjoys scenic views of both ocean and nearby, verdant mountains. A popular resort destination for Japanese tourists, the city offers many attractions, including the SeaGaia event center (though the indoor ocean facility is no longer operational), the Phoenix Zoo, and many large hotels and onsens (public baths). The city is the primary shopping destination for eastern Kyushu residents in smaller towns around the prefecture. The city was founded on April 1, 1924.

Miyazaki has a humid subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and cool winters. During the summer, the city is particularly prone to typhoons.

Miyazaki, Japan

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Miyazaki is the capital city of Miyazaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushuin Japan. Located on the coast and crossed by several rivers, Miyazaki City enjoys scenic views of both ocean and nearby, verdant mountains. A popular resort destination for Japanese tourists, the city offers many attractions, including the SeaGaia event center (though the indoor ocean facility is no longer operational), the Phoenix Zoo, and many large hotels and onsens (public baths). The city is the primary shopping destination for eastern Kyushu residents in smaller towns around the prefecture. The city was founded on April 1, 1924.

Miyazaki has a humid subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and cool winters. During the summer, the city is particularly prone to typhoons.


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Miyazaki, Japan: Port Information


3 ports serve cruise ships in Miyazaki Prefecture:
  • Aburatsu – for large ships (can serve vessels with a tonnage of over 200,000 GT). You can get to the nearest bus station on foot (15 minutes). The nearest major train station is within a 5-minute car ride.
  • Miyazaki – for smaller luxury cruise ships. You can get to the bus station on foot (5 minutes) and to the JR Miyazaki Station on car or bus (15 minutes).
  • Hososhima – for liners with a tonnage of up to 70,000 GT. You can get to the nearest bus station on foot (15 minutes). The nearest major train station is within a 10-minute car ride.

Get around Miyazaki, Japan


By bus

There are one-day tickets around Miyazaki City and 8 other sightseeing areas in the surrounding region.​

Train

The JR Kyushu Nichinan Line serves the area.​

Besides, you can take a taxi or rent a car.

What to see in Miyazaki, Japan


  • Aoshima (青島) (short walk from Aoshima Station on the JR Kyushu Nichinan Line, 30 minutes by car from Miyazaki station, 15 minutes by car from Miyazaki Airport). This is perhaps the main attraction. It is popular mostly because it is centrally located in the main beach resort area. That said, this small island is definitely worth seeing in its own right. It has some rather unique geology with rock layers pointing up from the sea in a very dramatic way. There is also a temple (

    Aoshima Shrine

    ) that is said to be helpful for finding a spouse.
  • Sun Messe Nichinan (サンメッセ日南). exact replicas of 7 Moai Statues of Easter Island.
  • Udo Shrine

    (鵜戸神宮, undo-jingū) constructed in a cliffside cave.
  • Kizakihama Beach/Aoshima Beach/Shirahama Beach - popular surfing spots in Miyazaki city.
  • Miyazaki Prefectural Office, where it became famous as one of the tourist spots coincidentally when Hideo Higashikokubaru became a mayor.
  • Miyazaki-jingū

    (宮崎神宮), a shrine in the city's center, sacred to Japan's first emperor, Jinmu.
  • Heiwadai Tower (平和の塔, heiwa no tō) or Peace Tower (also known as the Hakkō ichiu monument), in the Heiwadai garden.
  • Aoshima Subtropical Botanical Garden.
  • Tom Watson Golf Course was produced by Tom Watson, an American professional golfer. This has become a famous golfing destination for Japanese golfers, and there are a lot of prominent Golf events here. It is somewhat analogous to Pebble Beach golf course in America in that, while the course is very good, it is more famous for the beautiful location than the course itself.
  • Miyazaki-city Phonenix Zoo (フェニックス自然動物園).

What to do in Miyazaki, Japan


Miyazaki is one of the most famous places for surfing in Japan. Lots of foreigners visit there during the summer. There are good waves and the sunset is so beautiful.

  • Miyazaki-city Phoenix Zoo.
  • Tom Watson Golf Course was produced by Tom Watson, an American professional golfer. This has become a famous golfing destination for Japanese golfers, and there are a lot of prominent Golf events here. It is somewhat analogous to Pebble Beach golf course in America in that, while the course is very good, it is more famous for the beautiful location than the course itself. 

What to eat and drink in Miyazaki, Japan


Eat

  • Heike no Sato (平家の郷), Inside JR Miyazaki station. 1100-2130. Serves smooth Miyazaki beef (宮崎牛). Other branches around Miyazaki city, as well as in Tokyo and Saitama.

Drink

"Kurokirishima" is a famous Miyazaki's shochu. Miyazaki produces lots of kind of shochu, so people who like Japanese shochu, Miyazaki is a good place to visit. However, some of them are expensive, so you can not buy them so easily.

In the town of Aya, which is around 20km from Miyazaki City proper, there is a complex called the Aya Shusen-no-mori. There is a winery, beer brewery and shochu distillery all on site. The beer made here is German-style and of a high standard. The Shusen-no-mori brewery makes (at time of writing) a Bock, a Koelsch, an Altbier and a blueberry-flavored lager. The beer is far superior to the macro-brewed Japanese lagers such as Asahi Super Dry or Kirin Lager. The wine from the Shusen-no-mori winery, on the other hand, leaves something to be desired.

  • The Bar (ザ・バー) (5 minutes walk west of Miyazaki station), ☎ +81 985-71-0423. Fun bar with both locals and expats. Has a pool table. Expect to meet some Japanese surfers.

Shopping in Miyazaki, Japan


The city has many shopping malls, art galleries, farmer markets, souvenir shops, etc. so you can easily find what to take home in memory of Miyazaki.

Safety in Miyazaki, Japan


In general, Miyazaki is safe. However, you should always use your common sense just like in any other place. 
Sometimes, pickpocketing may occur so always stay alert, particularly in crowded places.

Language spoken in Miyazaki, Japan


Japanese is the national language. English is widely spoken in tourist places.

LOCAL TIME

7:57 pm
November 17, 2019
Asia/Tokyo

CURRENT WEATHER

17 °C / 62.6 °F
sky is clear
Mon

20.03 °C/68 °F
moderate rain
Tue

14.33 °C/58 °F
sky is clear
Wed

13.57 °C/56 °F
sky is clear
Thu

15.43 °C/60 °F
sky is clear

LOCAL CURRENCY

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