Kyushu driving trip – starting from Miyazaki, drive down the coast line to the south, drive through the private resort district surrounded by grand nature of Kirishima and enjoy the coast line and the vast ocean.

The viewing spot of rough angry waves – Aoshima seacoast

Oni no sentaku ita (wavy rock)

Drive along Aoshima seacoast. From Aoshima driving south to Kinchakujima is about 8km drive along the coast line. On the way, you can see the wavy rocks called “Oni no sentaku ita (Moster’s washing board)”.

Oni no sentaku ita (wavy rock)

Address: Miyazaki Prefecture Miyazaki-shi Aoshima
Access: about 10 min. walk from JR Aoshima Station
URL: http://www.miyazaki-city.tourism.or.jp/tcn/index.html (Chinese)

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About 6 minutes in the general road
Distance of about 2.0km

Enjoy the grand view of Nichinan seacoast

Horikiri Touge

Feast your eyes on the vast view of the Pacific Ocean. Horikita touge is the scenic spot that represents the must visit spots of Nichinan seacoast. Along the coast line, you can see the endless wavy rocks and Canary date pine trees.

Horikiri touge

Address: Miyazaki Prefecture Miyazaki-shi Oriuzako
Access: from JR Uchiumi Station, get on Miyazaki Kotsu Bus bound for Miyazaki Station (about 5 min.) and get off the bus at Horikiri touge Station
URL: http://www.miyazaki-city.tourism.or.jp/tcn/index.html (Chinese)

  843 073 605

About 36 minutes in the general road
Distance of about 24.7km

A shrine that stands in rough and angry waves

Udo Jingu (Udo Shrine)

Where a legendary story was originated, the red honden (main building) of Udo Jingu is built in a cave facing Hyuga nada (sea of Hyuga). If you can through the lucky ball in a square hole in the rock called Kame ishi (turtle rock) (men using left hands and women using right hands) as you make a wish, it is believed that your wish will come true.

Udo Jingu

Address: Miyazaki Prefecture Nichinan-shi oaza Miyaura 3232
Telephone: 0987-29-1001
Open hours: 6:00am to 7:00pm (October through March: 7:00am to 6:00pm)
Closed: open 7 days a week, all year
Access: from JR Miyazaki Station (leaving from Miyazaki St. Bus Center) get on the bus bound for Nichinan・Obi (about 1 hour 20 min.) and get off at Udo Jingu Station, about 10 min. walk from Udo Jingu Station
URL: http://www.udojingu.com/ (Japanese)

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About 1 hour and 1 minutes in the general road
Distance of about 45.5km

Come experience the underwater adventure in Nichinan

Underwater sightseeing boat – Marine Viewer Nango

The sightseeing boat leaves from Sotoura fishing port and tours around Nichinan Kaiyo Koen (marine park) for about 45 min. On the boat, the under half of the boat being under water, your can observe beautiful coals and colorful tropical fish in the clear sea water.

Underwater sightseeing boat – Marine Viewer Nango

Address: Miyazaki Prefecture Nichinan-shi Nangocho Katagami 134-54
Telephone: 0987-64-4288
Open hours: 9:00am to 4:30pm
Boat tour schedule: 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm (during long vacations and busy periods, there will be additional boat tours)
Closed: irregular (may be closed due to rain)
Access: about 3 min. drive from JR Nango Station
URL: http://www.k2-dive.com/html/marine_viewer.html (Japanese)

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About 34 minutes in the general road
Distance of about 24.9km

Come visit Misaki where horses leisurely chew on grass at Toi Misaki

Toi Misaki

Locating at the south end of Hyuga nada (Sea of Hyuga), Toi Misaki is know for the wild horses that live there. Misaki Uma (Misaki horses) and their habitat was designated as nation’s natural monuments. You can also visit Toi Tourist Center where introduces Misaki Uma and the nature of Toi Misaki, and the Toi Misaki Light House of the Pacific Ocean that stands here.

Toi Misaki (Cape Toi)

Address: Miyazaki Prefecture Kushima-shi
Access: about 45 min. drive from JR Kushima Station
URL: http://kushima-city.jp/ (Japanese)

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About 1 hour and 12 minutes in the general road
Distance of about 49.5km

Distilled spirit and beer of Kirishima Shuzou (Kirishima sake brewing) – take a look at specialities of Miyazaki

Kirishima Factory Garden

This is a facility which is directly operated by Kirishima Shuzou. Inside, there includes “Kirinokura Brewery” where beer brewery and restaurant are unified, “Kirinokura Bakery” where the very famous distilled spirit breads are sold, etc. You can also visit the actual sweet potato shochu (distilled spirit) factory and observe the making process of shochu (reservation required).

Kirishima Factory Garden

Address: Miyazaki Prefecture Miyakonojo-shi Shibita-cho 5480
Telephone: 0986-21-8111
Open hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm (Kirinokura Bakery: open until 5:00pm, different from other facilities)
Closed: open 7 days a week, all year (Kirinokura Bakery is closed on Wednesday, Thursday)
Access: about 10 min. drive from JR Miyakonojo Station
URL: http://www.kirishima-fg.jp/ (Japanese)

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About 1 hour and 26 minutes in the general road
Distance of about 60.6km

Let’s get to know the Kurozu (black vinegar) produced in the great nature of Fukuyama, Kirishima

Sakamoto Jozo (vinegar brewery)

Black vinegar is produced by only using three ingredients, steamed rice, malted rice and ground water. Such traditional production method has been handed down, generation after generation, for 200 years until today. Visitors can first visit the Tsubo batake and information center to get to know the production method and history of Sakamoto Kurozu (black vinegar). Thereafter, enjoy the taste of Kurozu lunch at the restaurant.

Sakamoto Jozo (vinegar brewery)

Address: Kagoshima Prefecture Kirishima-shi Fukuyamacho Fukuyama 3075 (Sakamoto Kurozu (black vinegar) “tsubo batake” information center and restaurant)
Telephone: 0995-54-7200
Open hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm (information center), 10:00am to 5:00pm (restaurant, cakes and drinks will be served from 10:00am to 11:00am)
Closed: open 7 days a week, all year
Access: about 25 min. drive from JR Kokubu Station
URL: http://www.kurozu.co.jp/pdf/sakamoto_han.pdf (Chinese)
http://www.tsubobatake.jp/ (Japanese)

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About 49 minutes in the general road
Distance of about 27.6km

The historical shrine founded in 6th century

Kirishima Jingu (Kirishima Shrine)

On the street that leads to Kirishima Jingu, there is a small museum where exhibits various kinds of masks. Here, about 1,800 kinds of masks including masks of Tengu (long nose goblins) of Japan and from all over the world, Nho masks, monster masks are displayed.

Kirishima Jingu (Kirishima Shrine)

Address: Kagoshima Prefecture Kirishima-shi Kirishimataguchi 2608-5
Telephone: 0995-57-0001
Open hours: free sightseeing inside the shrine, reception for prayers, etc. is from 8:00am to 5:30pm
Closed: open 7 days a week, all year
Access: about 10 min. drive from JR Kirishima Jingu Station
URL: http://www.kirishimajingu.or.jp/index.html (Japanese)

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