[Kyushu 100] Miyazaki Tourist Spot Top 30

“Kyushu 100” is the project to introduce the fascinations of 100 spots representing Kyushu chosen by traveler’s review. In order to let you know more fascination of Kyushu beyond 100 spots, we introduce the spots for “Eat” ,”Play” and “Stay” of 7 prefectures in ranking order.

Facing the Pacific to the east and surrounded by mountains to the west, Miyazaki Prefecture is blessed with superb nature. The eastern coastal area, with luxuriant tropical plants, is just like an overseas tropical resort. Miyazaki is also steeped in myths and legends and there are numerous “power spots.” The beautiful sea and alluring power spots are sure to refresh the body and mind. Here are Miyazaki’s recommendable tourist spots in ranking order you should visit.

Takachiho Gorge (Takachiho Town)

A section of the Gokase River in Mitai area of Takachiho Town, this gorge was created as a result of Mt. Aso’s eruption, producing pyroclastic flows that flowed in like belts and were suddenly cooled to form the unique topography as we see today. Deep green foliage and the emerald green river water combine to create awe-inspiring scenic beauty. Nearby are numerous spots that served as stages of myths and legends.

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“It’s breathtaking
Despite the crowd during our visit we felt calm and enjoyed the views and the sounds of nature. The kids and friends enjoyed the drive and it seems magical once we arrived. Refreshments are aplenty and the souvenir shop retails lovely unique local merchandise for the food addicts.”Review from SingaporeVirgo
Pay 2000 yen and you get to be on this boat for 30 minutes. Thanks to the highest level of integrity and discipline found on this planet, nobody will ride the boat way too long and the boats keep coming back. The line is usually not long at all.The water is very calm and you get to enjoy the waterfalls in the gorge in a very relaxed manner. Ride it up and down and 30 minutes is about right. Excellent for a couple (two people in a boat). Would definitely do this again! Review from BrandonAshin

Udo Shrine (Nichinan City)

The main sanctuary of Udo Shrine, with its impressive vermilion-coated structure, is situated in an 8.5-meter-high cave on the mid-slope of a cliff facing the Hyuga-nada Sea. Rows of strangely shaped huge rocks can be found in the area around the cape washed by waves of the Pacific — a sight reminding us of the existence of deities in this land.

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This shrine should not be missed if you are in this area. It’s position by the ocean is stunning, and its unique cave structure is very interesting. There are lots of steps for those who have mobility challenges so be aware. Review from KMA_Adventures
“I took a bus from Miyazaki station (you can get a Miyazaki all day bus pass for 1,000Yen) and stopped at the car park of this shrine.
Going to the underground shrine, overlooking the pacific, you will encounter stairs going uphill, downhill and through a tunnel but it’s not that exhausting.”Review from Myra M

Amanoyasu Kawara (Takachiho Town)

This spot is approx. a 10 min. walk along the Iwato River from Amano-iwato Shrine. A legend goes: in remote antiquity, when the Sun Goddess “Amaterasu Omikami” hid herself in the Iwato cave and the world became shrouded in darkness, all deities gathered here to discuss how to solve the problem.

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It is a small shrine, but really worth to visit. You need to walk downhill for about 15 mins, the view is nice. As the shrine is in the cave, it is a bit dark. So try to go there earlier with the sunlight. The is a small parking lot near the entry or you may park your car at Amano Iwato Shrine and walk 3 mins to the entry of Amanoyasu Kawara. Review from karenjojo
I am usually skeptical when I hear the word “magical” used to describe a site. But Amano Yasukawara is indeed magical.The anticipation of arriving at the cave, while walking along the stream, is heightened as you come across first one stack of small stones, then another, and another, and another.By the time you get to the cave you are following hundreds of small stacks of stones left by pilgrims to this sacred cave. The small shrine in the cave is full of small stacks of rocks, the ground is covered in small stacks of rocks, every niche in the cave wall is full of stacks of stones. Magical!Review from hfot2

#4 Onino Sentakuita (Miyazaki City)

In the southeastern part of Miyazaki City is an 8-kilometer-long coastline where rock layers are regularly arranged like waves rolling on the shore. The moderately sloped coastline with rugged surfaces just looks like a huge washboard. It’s a fantastic topography only Mother Nature can create. Playing at the beach can be enjoyed at low tide.

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This natural phenomenon is found on the coastline of Miyazaki as well as around the island of Aoshima. You will get to see it if you visit the island of Aoshima. The place does NOT have an entry fee. Spend an hour in this area in a relaxing manner. Avoid it if it rains very hard though.Review from BrandonAshin
As you approach the island on the causeway, the washboard is clearly visible if the tide be low.Low tide at mid-afternoon at Aoshima made for good photography of the Devil’s Washboard in early December.There were many families – and especially young children – digging in the sand around the washboard rocks. When we asked what they were doing, they showed us a handful of small shells, perhaps tiny snails.Review from hfot2

#5 Nichinan Coast (Miyazaki City)

Stretching over three cities and one town, the Nichina Coast is designated a quasi-national park. A variety of subtropical plants against the endless horizon are typical scenery of this coastal area, exuding a tropical atmosphere. While a drive along the scenic coast is popular among tourists, its enchanting underwater beauty is another attraction.

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This was probably my favourite part of our Kyushu and overall Japan Trip. Despite the rainy and windy weather, I loved the drive from Miyazaki down to Cape Toi along route 220 changing to route 448 at some point and continuing to Kagoshima via Sakurajima island.This was the kind of Japan experience I had been looking for off the beaten (tourist) track scattered with fishing villages and spectacular views.Review from Caro M
While I was visiting Miyazaki major attractions were Aoshima beach and Udo shrine. From Aoshima to Udo shrine on the way is Nichinan coast. So, no one needs extra time or effort to visit here, you can do it all the way long. There are several view points on the way. Review from Muntasir A

#6 Manai Falls (Takachiho Town)

This waterfall cascades down 17 meters into a narrow section of the Takachiho River. The Takachiho area is renowned for numerous myths. Manai Falls is believed to be one which was created and gushed out when the deity Ameno Murakumo-no-mikoto tranferred the seed of water to this water-scarce area.

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Beautiful waterfalls and can be accessed by walking down to the gorge and by boat once at the bottom of the gorge. Boat access you can take pictures from down below and you have an opportunity to view the falls from underneath. Review from 298217Savannah_45
If you are traveling Takachiho, you cannot leave without watching this amazing waterfall. It is actually not so big but very impressive due to the mysterious atmosphere. Summer seems the best season but I want to recommend winter which is very cold. This is because few tourist during winter thus you can enjoy without annoying by somebody else. Review from Tidak-Apa-Apa

#7 Aoshima Island (Miyazaki City)

Aoshima is an islet that can be reached across Yayoi-bashi Bridge. A rugged beach nicknamed “Goblin’s Washboard” surrounds the islet. Subtropical plants grow luxuriantly on Aoshima Island, and the whole island is the precinct of Aoshima Shrine.

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This is a beautiful place to visit. The island is small and very accessible. The views on a sunny day must be incredible. Review from SonomaRichard
Aoshima Island, near the village of the same name, is a very special jewel. On the island there is a Shinto shrines and several views of the Pacific Ocean is incomparably beautiful. By exposed rock that one can arrive with dry feet to the sea. But beware: The rocks can be very slippery !! Review from Mario230576

#8 Takachiho Shrine (Takachiho Town)

The principal deities enshrined here are Takachiho Sumegami and Jissha Daimyojin, who attract many believers for blessings, such as rich harvest, protection against evils, and happy marriage. Within its precincts are a couple of cedar trees known as “Husband-and-Wife Cedars” believed to bring happy marriage, well-being of families, and prosperity of descendants.

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The highlight of this shrine is the “Couple” tree. Actually, two gigantic trees growing side by side. Make a wish, walk around it together clockwise three times, and your wish will be granted. Review from iskating
We stopped here on the way to the gorge. It was well worth the visit, I personally found it more interesting than the crowded gorge. Although not decorated in bright colours, the shrine does leave a strong impression, in part because of the grove of old trees that surround it (the oldest cedar tree is around 700 years old). Review from OceanRower

#9 Amano Iwato Shrine (Takachiho City)

This shrine is dedicated to the Sun Goddess Amaterasu Omikami and the Amano Iwato cave in which the goddess hid herself. The shrine actually consists of two shrines — Higashi-hongu and Nishi-hongu — across the Iwato River. If you apply to the reception at Nishi-hongu, the chief priest will guide you to the Amano Iwato cave.

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I should keep this silent because apparently not many foreigners know about this place and it’s gorgeous, mesmerizing, even mysterious. Not so much the temple, but the gorge and grotto a bit further on the road, so don’t miss that or you won’t understand my enthousiasm about this place! Review from Jurgen B
At this shrine you can get a guided tour with one of the priests. The priest prepares you with a cleansing ceremony before you enter. From the shrine, you can look across the valley in the direction of the area where Amaterasu, the goddess of sunlight hid from the other gods and goddesses. Such a wonderful area!Review from Just-Julie-Cairns

#10 Umagase (Hyuga City)

Umagase is situated at the tip of the Hyuga Promontory. It was named so because a narrow rock looked just like the back of a horse. Climbing up the observation platform may be a bit thrilling experience for some, but it commands a beautifully indented coastline and a precipitous cliff as well as the 360-degree panorama of the blue sea and the sky.

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I was so impressed to have found such unique beauty in Kyushu. As we can see the stratum and big rocks letting us imagine that our mother planet is still volcanically active, this place must be one of the most exciting places for the science lover.Review from Maple Kyushu

#11 Sekinoo Fall (Miyakonojo City)

The large Sekinoo Falls actually consists of three waterfalls — Ohtaki, Odaki and Medaki. If you turn you eyes to the river bottom upstream of the roaring falls, you will notice cavities, large and small, which are called potholes. A cluster of such numerous potholes is a fantastic sight that can be rarely seen elsewhere in the world.

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As far as falls go, these a good without being spectacular. They are listed in the top 100 falls in Japan. There’s a great bridge to cross and some walking tracks which are very pleasant. The bonus for us was that opposite the car park there was a spectacular show of azaleas on a wall. It was very beautiful. Review from Canberra_Traveller
This is one of the biggest falls out in this area. There are many waterfalls in the Kirishima mountain range, but this is one of the highest rated. It is most famous (according to the signage) for it’s pot holes at the top of the waterfall. You can walk out on a bridge to take photos, but I suggest also taking a walk up and around the back of the waterfall. Review from CaffineFreek

#12 Aoshima Shrine (Miyazaki City)

This shrine is dedicated to the deities Hoorino-mikoto, his princess Toyotamahime, and Shiotsuchino-oji. All of these deities are associated with the myth of the “Umisachi and Yama-sachi” deities. The enshrined deities are believed to give blessings of happy marriage, easy delivery and safe navigation. Although the general public had not been admitted into this sanctuary until the end of the Edo Period (late 19th century), anyone is welcome today.

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Nice location on the island and nice stroll to the shrine. The shrine in itself is nice, and like many others. But there is a specific ritual in this one for people wanting to get married, knotting a string with a coin around a pole. It’s funny and nice to observe, making it special. Very scenic tori with the Pacific in the background. Review from bestregards f
Obviously you tie the visit in with a walk around the island and inspection of the rock features at close range. The shrine is enjoyable and interesting, photogenic with the walkway to the back right. The island makes a nice stroll. The botanic gardens are to the right before their bridge so casn be visited as well.Review from London Tell

#13 Takachiho Amaterasu Railway (Takachiho Town)

This railway line took over and uses the track of the former Takachiho Railway (service discontinued now), operating a sightseeing truck train “Super Cart.” Operating ten times daily, the Super Cart offers a pleasant 30-minute ride through scenic spectacles of Takachiho. Although its service was temporarily suspended in the wake of the Kumamoto Earthquake, operation was resumed in August 2016.

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As we have some time to spare, we went to sit this open top rail ride on I think an unused rail track. We pass by some scenic spots in Takachiho town and stop a nice valley for some pictures. I would think it is something to do if you are done with exploring the gorge. Review from DSoh1991

#14 Miyazaki Shinto Shrine (Miyazaki City)

This shrine is dedicated to Emperor Jinmu, Japan’s first emperor, and his parents. Its neatly smart main building, made of Sano-sugi cedar, is in the Nagare-dukuri architectural style featuring elegant curves. Its East Sacred Garden embraces the marvelous, over-400-year-old “Oshirafuji” wisteria with white blooms, which is designated a national natural monument.

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This is a rather quiet shrine, and not that touristic. Worth visiting in early morning when there is even less people. After visiting the front yards of the main structure (you can’t go beyond), take a stroll to the backyard to the right of the shrine. There you will find very large and tall trees as well a small pond. A good place for contemplating a bit. Review from kwcng

#15 Ebino High Plain (Ebino City)

Situated in the southern part of Ebino City, this highland is a basin surrounded by mountains of the Kirishima Range. The area around the three natural ponds is highly popular, allowing visitors to enjoy varied scenic spectacles season by season.

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The plain is located in the prefectural border between Kagoshima and Miyazaki. The street meanders between the volcano and the lake. When I visited there, the foliage season was just over, but so many tourists were still enjoying the trekking. On the street, a group of deer welcomed us. Review from ana
Cool in summer and have snow around here in winter time. There is a restaurant, café, souvenir shop and even footbath around the starting point by the lake for trekking or climbing.Review from Yummy51

#16 Hyuga Cape (Hyuga City)

The Huga Cape is situated at the tip of the Nippo Kaigan Quasi-National Park. As you proceed along a promenade, an impressively white lighthouse – the cape’s symbol – and a bell (believed to bring good luck if you ring it) come into sight. Stroll along toward Umagase (known for its rows of rock pillars) and you will enjoy scenic views such as the Cruss Sea and the beautifully indented coastline of Sanpo.

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There are some lovely paths to explore in this area which provide some magnificent views of the stunning coastline and impressive gorge. Some of the paths involve climbing a lot of steps, so make sure you are wearing appropriate footwear! There is plenty of free parking at different points on the road. It’s definitely worth a visit (for a couple of hours) as the area hasn’t been spoilt or over developed. Review from mikeedeedee
The narrow V-shaped gorge was formed by sea wave erosion over centuries. There were 2 spots on the walking trail to view the scenery. I chose the lower one with shorter walking distance which proved to be good enough already .Review from GGHolliday

#17 Miyazaki Prefectural Museum of Nature and History (Miyazaki City)

Located in Miyazaki City, this museum places a variety of exhibits — historic, folkloric and on natural science — on display. A rich variety of specimens and audio-visual materials are available. Aside from the main museum, four old-time farmhouse structures are also on display, which are free of charge but worth seeing.

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This museum has many interesting exhibits related to animals and plant life, as well as the history and folklore of Miyazaki Prefecture. I was impressed with how carefully the exhibits have been prepared. The museum is in impeccable condition. Ask for an English-language handout (free) if you can’t read Japanese. Coin lockers are available upstairs for storing valuables or other belongings while touring the museum. Behind the museum is a nice collection of old farmhouses and homes assembled here from various parts of the prefecture.Review from LaurelPrince
For a foreign visitor, it was great to learn about regular Japanese life in the past… most of what we see in the west involves Samurai, Emperors and ninjas, so it was very educational and valuable to see what the “normal” people do and did. 20th Century history section was also very interesting to see from a different perspective.Review from Russ H

#18 Kaguraden (Takachiho Town)

At the Kaguraden within the precincts of Takachiho Shrine is where the one-hour performance of “Takachiho Kagura (sacred dance)” is offered to the deities every night from 20:00. The sacred dances are performed in turn by dancers from local communities, who dance to the Gagaku accompaniment — are a must. Everyone is welcome.

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We attended the 8pm show which lasted for an hour. The hall inside the Shrine was jam packed with all the tourists in town. There were leaflets explaining this ancient love story, which is actually quite funny in places. There were no chairs (except a couple of benches for the elderly, right at the back of the hall) so expect to sit on the floor for 90 minutes. Our hotel’s shuttle bus driver was kind enough to lend us cushions to sit on.Review from cocuye

#19 Toino Misaki (Kushima City)

This cape is situated at the southernmost tip of Miyazaki Prefecture, where a picturesque white lighthouse stands as its symbol. Surrounded by lush greenery of the forest and the blue sea, the lighthouse first went into service in 1929. It is still actively at work as a vital landmark for safe navigation of ships. Visitors are welcome. On a hill near the lighthouse entrance, you can see ponies called Misaki-uma put to pasture, leisurely grazing.

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In this remote part of the island, you can see wild horses everywhere. There is a small entry fee of several hundred yen to go in. There were not many people at all when we visited the place. Go all the way to the end where there is a lighthouse. You could also stop by the Misaki Shrine which is really tranquil.This place is quite remote and is ideal for people who love nature, scenery and tranquility.Review from BrandonAshin
I will say the cape is still pretty as a picture. It is one of the more unique places in Japan. Certainly it is an off-the-beaten path experience, as there were not many tourists out there. Review from DanL917

#20 Takachiho Ranch (Miyakonojo City)

In an ideal location at the foot of Kirishima Range mountains, Takachiho Ranch is where you can communicate with cows, horses and sheep. Experiences such as milking and horseback riding (horse led with a rope) are highly popular among visitors. There is a restaurant. Also the ranch’s proud soft ice cream available at the stand is a must!

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A few taxi drivers told us about this place and it is a fantastic place! The ranch can be reached from the Kirishima jingu station. It’s one of the best places to visit in the region, and it feels especially like New Zealand or Australia. Lots of animals to look at and soft cream to enjoy too. Review from Daniel S
I know this place as Takachiho Farm and was taken here by my Japanese friend. I loved the fresh air and the views to the mountains were great. The area is famous for the filming of a James Bond movie. The dairy shop was full of cheeses and products which I wanted to buy but constant travel didn’t permit it. There’s a great foot bath as well. It was easy to park and I don’t recall any fees to enjoy the experience. Highly recommended. Review from Canberra_Traveller

#21 Florante Miyazaki (Miyazaki City)

This park brims with a variety of seasonal flowers and plants. The spacious park area is a floral paradise. Numerous entertaining events are staged here all year round; especially the winter illumination festa is truly fantastic, attracting multitudes of visitors every year.

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Obaachan (grandma) loves hana(flower). This was a great choice for making her happy. Even though it was a bit cool, the warmth of the hana kept her happy. This was an unexpected exceptional surprize as it was so well kept and displayed. The pricing is very reasonable for what they offer. Highly recommend this outing. Review from TeufelHundenguy

#22 Kushifuru Shrine (Takachiho Town)

This shrine rests on the peak of Mt. Kushifuru, believed to be the place where the Sun Goddess’ grandson descended to earth. The mountain peak itself had been revered as the deity until 1694 when the shrine building was built for the first time. The area around the shrine is provided with promenades dotted with spots associated with myths and historic sites, allowing you to enjoy a stroll around the land of myths.

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Not so famous like Takachiho shrine, however this shrine is so serene place with less people and I could pray calmly after having climbed the long stairs. You might be hesitating to climb the stairs at first sight, but it is worth it. Review from worldtravelerhk
It is a very calm and quiet shrine with comfortable atmosphere. There is a must-see spot called the Imperial Palace in ancient age, to where you can go on foot. I recommend this shrine to those who want to pray in peace. Review from Izukin

#23 Eda Shrine (Miyazaki City)

Enshrined in this shrine are the husband-and-wife deities of Izanakino-mikoto and Izanamino-mikoto. This place is said to be where Izanakino-mikoto performed a purification ceremony with water after returning from the Land of the Dead to see his deceased wife. It is said that the deities Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi and Susanoh were born while he was performing the purification.

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One of the oldest shrines in Miyazaki. Hard to find, but very peaceful power spot in Miyazaki. It is said that it is the birthplace of many legends. Review from Ulibo0
This is a rather quiet shrine, and not that touristic. Worth visiting in early morning when there is even less people.Review from kwcng

#24 Horikiri Pass (Miyazaki City)

With its scenic splendors such as the deep-blue Pacific Ocean, wave-like rock formations and roads lined with palm trees, Horikiri Pass is perhaps the No. 1 scenic spot in the Nichinan Coast area. A highway oasis “Phoenix” is nearby, catering to visitors with local specialties and soft ice cream. Its third floor is an observation platform.

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Along the way to Udo-Jingu Shrine, stopped at this beautiful site to admire the beautiful view. The amazing rock formation always interesting as looked like scales or spines of a dragon. Review from seb_julian

#25 Miyazaki City Phoenix Zoo (Miyazaki City)

The Phoenix Zoo lies on a pine-shrouded hill, where some 100 different species of animals are raised. A stroll on the back of an elephant and a flamingo show are especially popular among children. The site also contains a swimming pool, an amusement park and a restaurant.

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This is no world class zoo, yet we loved it. There were hardly anyone there on a Monday. We go to see many of the animals being feed. The chimpanzees were most entertaining. It was a great time and a very good place if you have kids. Review from SonomaRichard
Please do not let the size of this zoo fool you. It is small, but, it has a large selection of exotic animals and birds. All animals are very healthy and beautiful. The grounds are very well kept. An amusement park is attached with rides as well. It also has a huge display of plants and flowers throughout the park. They do demonstrations throughout the day with different animals as well. Review from TeufelHundenguy

#26 Omi Shrine (Hyuga City)

Omi Shrine stands on a wave-like rock formation washed by rolling waves. It is dedicated to the Sun Goddess Amaterasu Omikami, hence earning the name the “Ise Shrine of the Hyuga Province.” On the western side of the shrine precincts rests the “Sazare-ishi Rock,” the huge rock that was made famous by the national anthem “Kimigayo.”

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This was quite the stunning surprise. I was walking from Okuragahama to Isehama and wanted to visit Omi shrine since I saw it on GoogleMaps. There are some purple signs that lead the way and I wasn’t expecting much. And then I got to the actual shrine. And oh man, it’s gorgeous! It’s set right on the seaside and you get a beautiful view of the ocean along with some traditional Japanese scenery. Review from PassportTOD
Omi’s claim to fame is the dragon ball/ egg located at the furthest point from the entrance. That being said, my favorite part is hands-down the view. The shrine is very close to Isegahama beach and the dragon cave. Definitely worth a look if you’re in the area. Review from AuthorAnnon

#27 Obijyo Castle (Nichinan City)

Overlooking the castle town of Obi, this castle once prospered in the feudal era as the stronghold of the Obi Clan with a fief of 57,000 koku of rice. Moss-covered castle walls, the wide stone steps in front of the Otemon Gate, and samurai residences are together reminiscent of the glory of bygone days. The central castle town is renovated, allowing visitors to enjoy a time slip into the past.

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This was my second visit and I was glad I returned. The feel of the castle puts you back in time. It has a nice quiet serenity, with lots of lovely trees. Don’t be intimidated by the expansive steps in some areas. If you have the stamina go explore!Review from KMA_Adventures
Visited so many castles in Japan and found Obi Castle is one of the most interesting ones. Not only because of the buildings in Edo style but also the coupons for visitors to take away souvenirs and snacks from the local shops. It was kind of treasure hunt and all the freebees made us smileReview from Chrissiemeowmeow

#28 Kunimigaoka (Takachiho Town)

This hill is associated with the legend that Tateiwatatsuno-mikoto, a grandson of the first emperor Junmu, dropped in to have an overview of the province on his way to expedition to Kyushu Island. If lucky, you may be able to see the Five Peaks of Aso and, in the early morning of winter, the spectacular sea of clouds that covers the Takachiho Basin.

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Went up in the morning at about 6.30am in end Sep which was too late to catch the sunrise. Nevertheless, it was a cool morning and we got to see the thick fog covering the landscape beneath us. It’s a quiet and small place with nothing much to do but it is nice for a peaceful morning stroll. Review from xshux
You can enjoy the panoramic view overlooking Takachiho and Aso area. I found the student groups, couples and foreign travelers were so excited with the view. Recommended to drive or take a taxi to arrive there. Review from Maple Kyushu

#29 Cruss Sea (Hyuga City)

The Cruss Sea can be seen from nearby Umagase. The rocky topography eroded by waves into the shape of a cross is nothing but a miracle performed by Mother Nature. Just beside the cross-shaped rock formation (十) is a formation shaped like a blank square (口). Combined, these two types of rock formations form the Japanese character (叶), which means your wish will be fulfilled.

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The road sign translated this site as “Sea-Cross – have ones wish granted”. Though it’s hard to understand the weird translation, this scenery is certainly more amazing than the famous Umagase. You will find this lookout when driving along the road in this area. Review from GGHolliday
If I were to follow tour group, I would have miss this. Great scenery from here even though it take us some effort to find the exact spot as there are other observatory points along the way. Review from Cheong O

#30 Saitobaru Tomb (Saito City)

This large-scale cluster of ancient tombs can be found on a 60-meter-high tableland. So far, 311 elevated mounds (including tombs of a circular shape with a rectangular frontage, circular tombs, etc.) as well as some tunnel tombs and underground tunnel tombs, have been excavated and confirmed. The Saitobaru site is graced with blossoms of 2,000 cherry trees and rape flowers in spring and cosmos flowers in autumn.

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It is quite a large area and there are beautiful flowers when we were there. Be careful if you walk into the tomb- very long opening – watch your head when you get out. Review from mizu2000
Interesting place, with nice parks and some neat exhibits. I wouldn’t recommend for a first trip to Japan, but once you’ve seen much of the country it is fun to see different, less known sides of it’s history at sites such as this. Review from Voodew

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Ranking method:”Miyazaki Tourist Spot Top 30″ was aggregated by the unique algorithm based on the review evaluations in Japanese posted during July 2015 – June 2016 in terms of Tourist Spots in Miyazaki.