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Miyazaki Things to Do

  • Visit the Saitobaru burial grounds

    This is an ancient burial site. In an area approximately 2kmx4km there are approximately 311 burial mounds (Rofun) some round and some keyhole shaped and varying in size.These date back to the 3rd century AD. Pottery,armour and jelwellery recovered from them are displayed in the nearby museum. The similarity to other ancient burial sites is...

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  • Sample the local produce

    Mizu-no-sato-Aya Shusen-no-MoriThis is a cultural facility with glassworks, handicrafts various local foods with a wine making facility and brewery for Shochu. Shochu is a popular locally made spirit made from sweet potato that tastes something between a vodka and whisky.This place is well worth a visit just to sample the various locally made...

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  • Udo-Jingu Shrine

    Udo-Jingu Shrine is very close to Ninchinan City. It is located in a cave facing the sea and reached after climbing lots of steps passing through a tunnel and descending down a cliff face. It is believed that the baby God Jimmu(first Emperor)came to Japan from the sea at this point. Another story is that Jimmu's mother gave birth to him in the cave...

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  • Aoishima

    Aoshima is an island about 1.5km in diameter and covered with Betel palms and subtropical plants.The rocks around the island are referred to as the "ogres washboard". It was on Aoshima Island ythat Jimmis father was conceived and hence the island is regarded as important in helping relationships prosper.There is a small Shinto shrine on the island...

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  • Peace Memorial Park

    The Heiwadai Park or Peace Memorial Park was built in 1941 to celebrate peace in the Japanese Empire. Ironically, the central monument in the Park actually represents the countries that formed the Japanese Empire at the time. The four pillars represent Korea, ...(sorry have to research this bit..)Next to the monument is a park which contains...

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  • Visit an onsen

    Onsens are places that Japanese go to for relaxation, reinvigoration and often just to socialise. Onsens are places you go to enjoy a natural hot water bath. At these places as a Japanese friend remarked, "everyone is equal". This is because you strip naked with only a small towel to "cover" yourself and so everyone is on a par.The procedure is...

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  • Walk along the longest single span...

    The bridge is located in Aya town and is known as the Aya Teruha Suspension Bridge. The day we were there it swayed considerably as a typhoon was approaching.There are a number of souvenier shops and a small museum connected with the bridge.

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  • Have a swim at the largest indoor pool!

    Seagaia is the name of the largest indoor pool in the world. It is a fantasy world of plastic palms,snowstone pebble beach, painted rocks and sky all under a giant dome.The main beach is about 100 metres long with water slides,paddling pools at each end and a board walk with restaurants and viewing areas. The day we were there (a Sunday) there was...

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  • Nichinan Coast

    This is a popular sea coastline south of Miyazaki. The rocks below resemble old washing boards. This rock formation is called Ogre's Washboard.

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  • by tab_in_japan Written Nov 27, 2005

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    The atmosphere of KrungThep is enough to take anyone there. It is a really cool place, the food is fantastic and the price is great. It is locate near the Seagaia resort, so the only downside is that it is a little far. But, not too far!!

    Favorite Dish: Tom Yum Soup
    Thai Green Curry
    Pad Thai
    Tandoori Chicken

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Miyazaki Nightlife

  • International Bar

    Its a bar in Miyazaki above the Paul Smith Clothes shop not far from the main Miyazaki Station. The owner, Sean, from New Zealand has a great little establishment there. Its only been open for less than a year but its the night spot of choice for all the foreign community in town and most of the Japanese people too if the crowd on Friday and...

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  • Relaxed Karaoke experience

    A cool bar that you can really have fun at. Karaoke, darts and drinking...everything you need for a good night. Drinks are cheap and the staff are friendly. A great place to start a night. Anything goes...IT's JAPAN!!

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  • Dance and Drink some more

    A great place to drink and dance. They often have great special events with guest DJ's. It is relaxed and fun and the owner is quite an experienced DJ and keeps very up-to-date with music. A great place to meet some of the locals. Casual

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Miyazaki Warnings and Dangers

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    Typhoon Songka

    by albaaust Updated Jun 16, 2006

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    September is the month for typhoons in Japan. While we were in Miyazaki a typhoon went right "over us".
    In times like this you need to batten down!!!

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