Miyazaki Prefecture is located on the south eastern coast of Kyushu. It is warm all year round in Miyazaki prefecture so that many of visitors enjoy various sports. In addition, there are beautiful and magnicifent nature and tasty local cuisnes and food. Miyazaki is called “The birthplace of Japan” because it has many historical sites related to japanese history and mythology. Miyazaki City, the capital of Miyazaki Prefecture is also near attractions such as Takachiho to the north and Kirishima to the southwest, which are both important sites of Japanese mythology and beautiful places to enjoy nature.
Top Destinations in Miyazaki
The Takachiho Valley is a valley where the Gokasse River runs through, located in Nishi Usuki County in Miyazaki Prefecture. The magma from the Aso volcano flowed with the river and then cooled down, creating a V-shaped valley. In 1934 it was designated as a Special Natural Treasure.
Aoshima Island is a small island just off of the coast of the resort beaches south of Miyazaki City. Aoshima is connected to the mainland by a bridge and is ringed by white beaches . It is a 1.5 kilometer walk around Aoshima's beaches with a number of canvas stands selling souvenirs along the way. At the center of the island is Aoshima Shrine, a colorful shrine set back in the jungle that is said to bring luck to married couples.
Udo Jingu Shrine is what you should not miss when visiting Miyazaki. The shrine grounds are located on the Nichinan Coastline nestled within a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Udo Jingu Shrine itself is located inside a cave. The cave is located down a cliff face which drops into the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. It is extremely rare for shrines to be located inside of a cave and this is the most famous of these shrines in Japan.