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Things to Do in Miyazaki

Miyazaki, 18 Jun.

Explore these great things to see and do in Miyazaki, from the island of Aoshima to Takachiho Gorge.

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Aoshima

Aoshima

With a circumference of only 1.5 kilometers, Aoshima is a small island connected to the mainland at Aoshima Swimming Beach by the ‘Yayoi Bridge’.

The Evergreen Forest of Aya River

The Evergreen Forest of Aya River

Known as Japan’s largest evergreen forest area, this extensive forest is mostly comprised of oak, castanopsis and beech trees, and spreads across the landscape north west of Aya Town.

Sun Messe Nichinan

Sun Messe Nichinan

The Sun Messe Nichinan is an attractive park on the scenic Nichinan coast boasting wonderful panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.

Takachiho

Takachiho

Takachiho is a small and charming town deep in the heart of the countryside.

Heiwadai Park

Heiwadai Park

Heiwadai is a beautiful and green park full of seasonal flowers, sitting 60m above sea level in the hills overlooking Miyazaki city.

Toi Cape

Toi Cape

Lying in the far south of Miyazaki Prefecture, Toi Cape is a remote landscape of rolling hills where indigenous Sago palms grow and Misaki ponies roam free.

Iris Flower Festival

Iris Flower Festival

Held every year at the end of May and the beginning of June, the Iris Flower Festival is a large celebration in honor of the distinctive flower, timed to coincide with its coming into bloom.

Chicken Nanban

Chicken Nanban

Chicken nanban is chicken fried in oil, dipped lightly in sugared vinegar and then finished off with a tartar sauce topping.

Ripe Mango

Ripe Mango

The bright blue skies and balmy temperatures of Miyazaki make it one of Japan’s prime fruit growing regions, with mangos being one of the most delicious and popular products.

Charcoal Grilled Chicken

Charcoal Grilled Chicken

The delicious simple, natural flavor of Miyazaki chicken is a result of the special attention paid to the raising, breeding and diet of these free-range birds.

Miyazaki Shrine

Miyazaki Shrine

The buildings sit in a large peaceful forest, and in the shrine’s Toshin Garden there is a great Wisteria which is estimated to be over 400 years old and is designated a national treasure.

Udo Shrine

Udo Shrine

Located on the Udozaki headland in a cliff cave facing the sea, the colorful Udo Shrine is dedicated to the god of marriage and has connections to Emperor Jimmu, the first emperor of Japan.

Saitobaru Burial Mounds

Saitobaru Burial Mounds

This group of over 300 burial mounds on the elevated ground is a designated as a special historic park…