Miyazaki ({), capital of Miyazaki Prefecture, is located on the south eastern coast of Kyushu. With one of the warmest climates on the main islands of Japan, resorts, beaches and sports facilities, Miyazaki used to be the top honeymoon spot and a popular destination with domestic travelers until the 1980s.

The city has since seen falling visitor numbers, but has recently made a comeback due to the efforts of the popular comedian Higashikokubaru Hideo, who served as the governor of Miyazaki Prefecture from 2007 to 2011. His celebrity and efforts to keep Miyazaki in the public eye, have revived the Miyazaki brand to a certain degree.

Miyazaki City 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 attractions in Miyazaki

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Science Museum

With an emphasis on physics and space.
4.0 / 5

Heiwadai Park

Public park with a unique peace tower.
3.5 / 5

Miyazaki Shrine

Shrine with large park in the city center.
3.4 / 5
Side Trips from Miyazaki


Mountain town steeped in mythology.
4.2 / 5


National Park with volcanic mountain range.
3.8 / 5

Udo Shrine

Shrine constructed in a cliff side cave.
3.7 / 5

Getting there and around

Hotels around Miyazaki

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    • Dormy Inn Miyazaki Natural Hot Spring
      Dormy Inn Miyazaki Natural Hot Spring is situated in Miyazaki, within 5 km of Oyodo River Study Center and 12 km of Miyazaki Phoenix Zoo. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Private parking is available on site. Guest rooms in the japanese-style business hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. All rooms at Dormy Inn Miyazaki have air conditioning and a desk. The wellness area at the accommodation is comprised of a hot spring bath and a sauna. Kodomo-no-Kuni is 15 km from Dormy Inn Miyazaki Natural Hot Spring, while Aoshima Shrine is 17 km from the property. The nearest airport is Miyazaki Airport, 5 km from the japanese-style business hotel.
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    • JR Kyushu Hotel Miyazaki
      Less than a minute's walk from the West exit of JR Miyazaki Train Station and the expressway bus station (Miyazaki Station), JR Kyushu Hotel offers western-style rooms and a 24-hour front desk. Free wired internet access is provided. Featuring carpeted flooring, rooms come with an electric kettle, a refrigerator and a flat-screen TV. The en suite bathroom has a bath, shower and hairdryer. Guest facilities include a coin launderette and a restaurant, which serves a breakfast buffet daily. Fax and photocopying services are also available. JR Kyushu Hotel Miyazaki is a 15-minute train ride to Miyazaki Airport. By car, it is a 20-minute journey.
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    • Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort
      Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort boasts hot springs, swimming pools and golf courses. Guests can enjoy, indoor or outdoor tennis, scuba diving or shopping, or they can relax with a massage at Banyan Tree Spa. Services include a concierge, childcare and free shuttle service within the surrounding area. Spacious rooms overlook the ocean or golf course through large windows, and they come with a comfortable sofa, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and movies-on-demand and a minibar. All rooms offer a personal safe, toiletries and a bathroom with a bathtub and a walk-in shower. At in-house fitness centre The Ocean Club, at a charge you can work out with advice from a personal trainer, try the high-pressure oxygen capsule or participate in classes like yoga, swimming or belly dance. You can unwind in Onsen at Shosenkyu's hot spring baths, while golf lessons and tennis lessons are also available at the hotel. Buffet restaurant Pine Terrace offers an international spread of dishes, while the resort also offers authentic Japanese, Chines and Italian cuisines. There are 2 bar lounges, karaoke rooms and a caf? with its own bakery. The Sheraton is a 20-minute drive from Miyazaki Jingu Shrine, and a 36-minute drive from Sadowara Museum Kukusho-kan. It is a 35-minute bus ride from Miyazaki Airport. The beach is a 15-minute walk away.
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    • Comfort Hotel Miyazaki
      Situated within 5 km of Oyodo River Study Center and 12 km of Miyazaki Phoenix Zoo, Comfort Hotel Miyazaki provides rooms in Miyazaki. The 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom and free WiFi. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space for guests. All rooms in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV and a hairdryer. A continental breakfast is available each morning at Comfort Hotel Miyazaki. Kodomo-no-Kuni is 16 km from the accommodation, while Aoshima Shrine is 18 km from the property. The nearest airport is Miyazaki Airport, 5 km from Comfort Hotel Miyazaki.
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    • ANA Holiday Inn Resort Miyazaki, an IHG Hotel
      Right on the Hyuga-Nada Sea, ANA Holiday Inn Resort Miyazaki (formerly Palm Beach Hotel) features an indoor swimming pool, karaoke and 4 dining options. The hotelfs rooms are air-conditioned and come with an LCD TV and free wired internet. Each room at Miyazaki ANA Holiday Inn Resort includes a fridge and an electric kettle. The en suite bathroom has a bathtub, amenities and slippers. Miyazaki Airport is 10 km away, and JR Miyazaki Train Station is a 20-minute drive. Miyazaki Shrine is 19 km from the hotel. On-site parking is free. You can relax with a massage or a sweat in the sauna, or work out at the fitness room. Rental bicycles offer a fun way to explore the area. Red Fairy Restaurant lays a buffet spread for breakfast and dinner, while Himuka Shizuka serves Japanese cuisine and Ryuo has a Chinese menu. Drinks are on offer at Cafe & Bar Ripple.
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    • Miyazaki Daiichi Hotel
      Located a 5-minute drive from JR Miyazaki Station, Miyazaki Daiichi Hotel provides comfortable accommodation with large public baths and sauna. A female stone sauna facility is also featured on site. A breakfast buffet features both Western and Japanese dishes, including local specialities. Free WiFi is available throughout the entire property. Guests can sample food and beverages such as shochu, beer in the public baths, popcorn, miso soup and baked sweet potato. Simply decorated rooms come with a flat-screen TV and a work desk. All rooms feature Simmons beds, and hairdryers and toiletries are provided in the en suite bathroom. Hotel Miyazaki Daiichifs 24-hour front desk can store guestsf luggage for free. Guests can rent a bicycle to explore the local area, or use the on-site coin launderette. The front lobby is also open 24-hours a day, and offers 15 different kinds of complimentary drinks. The male public bath offers beer and shochu for tasting. The hotel is a 15-minute drive from Miyazaki Airport. Miyazaki Jingu Shrine is an 18-minute walk away, while Miyazaki Art Museum is a 15-minute walk from the property. A hearty breakfast buffet with Japanese and Western dishes is served at an additional charge, at the on-site restaurant Terrace Dining. Breakfast buffet is served between 6:45 and 10:00.
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    • K's Street Hotel Miyazaki
      Offering a caf?-restaurant, a terrace, and free-use bicycles, K's Street Hotel Miyazak is a 5-minute drive from JR Miyazaki Station. Rooms feature sweeping city views and free wired internet. Rooms have a simple interior with light-coloured wooden furniture and wall paneling. They are equipped with an LCD TV, video games and a fridge. K's Street Hotel Miyazak has a 24-hour front desk, and it offers dry cleaning services. Western food is served at the modern caf? Caf? terrace K's, where guests can dine indoors as well as al fresco. The hotel is about a 15-minute drive from the Miyazaki Shrine, and a 25-minute drive from Aoshima Beach. Miyazaki Airport is a less than 20-minute drive away.
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    • Hotel JAL City Miyazaki
      Hotel JAL City Miyazaki offers bright rooms with free WiFi. It features a restaurant and a 24-hour front desk. Miyazaki Train Station can be reached with a 10-minute walk. Air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, air purifier/humidifier and a fridge. The bathroom includes a bathtub, shower and toiletries. A trouser press and an electric kettle are furnished in each room. A charged parking facility is located nearby. Western dishes are served for lunch and dinner at Brasserie Bernerd. It also offers a breakfast buffet with Japanese and Western food. JAL City Miyazaki Hotel is 15-minute drive away from Miyazaki Interchange, and a 20-minute drive from Miyazaki Airport. Carino Miyazaki Bus Stop is a 2-minute walk away.
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    • Yurakuan Miyazaki
      Set within 8 km of Oyodo River Study Center and 12 km of Miyazaki Phoenix Zoo, Yurakuan Miyazaki offers rooms in Miyazaki. The 3-star ryokan has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom and free WiFi. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. All units in the ryokan are equipped with a kettle. All guest rooms in Yurakuan Miyazaki are fitted with a flat-screen TV and a hairdryer. Kodomo-no-Kuni is 14 km from the accommodation, while Aoshima Shrine is 16 km from the property. The nearest airport is Miyazaki Airport, 3 km from Yurakuan Miyazaki.
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    • Aoshima Guesthouse Hooju
      Conveniently located just a 3-minute walk from JR Aoshima Station, Guesthouse Hooju features free WiFi, bicycle rentals and laundry facilities. Aoshima Beach, a popular surfing spot, is a 5-minute walk away, and surfboard rentals can be arranged for a fee. Guests can choose to stay in a private room or a shared dormitory room. Bathroom and toilets are shared with other guests. Aoshima Guesthouse Hooju offers a shared lounge and a kitchen area where guests can hang out. Free luggage storage is also available. The property is just steps away from Aoshima Subtropical Botanic Garden. Miyazaki Sports Park is a 10-minute train ride away, while Miyazaki Airport is located a 15-minute train ride from the hostel.
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