Getting to Miyazaki

By air
  • 3.5 h
  • ¥6,000 - 43,000

JAL, ANA, Solaseed Air and Jetstar Japan operate numerous flights per day between Tokyo (Jetstar uses Narita Airport while the other airlines use Haneda Airport) and Miyazaki Airport. Flight duration is just under two hours. The regular one way fare by ANA and JAL is around 42,000 yen, however, discount tickets are usually available for between 9,000 and 27,000 yen. The fares by Solaseed Air are typically around 20% lower, while one way fares by Jetstar start around 5000 yen.

Miyazaki Airport is conveniently connected to Miyazaki Station at the center of the city by the Miyazaki Kuko Line (10 minutes, 360 yen, fully covered by the Japan Rail Pass). A shuttle bus also connects the airport to Miyazaki Station (25 minutes, 450 yen, one bus per hour).

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By train
  • 9.5 h
  • ¥32,000
Covered by: Japan Rail Pass

Take the JR Tokaido/Sanyo/Kyushu Shinkansen from Tokyo to Kagoshima (Kagoshima-Chuo Station) with one transfer of trains along the way, typically at Shin-Osaka or Hakata Station. From Kagoshima, take the JR Kirishima limited express train to Miyazaki. The entire one way trip takes about 9.5 hours and costs around 32,000 yen. The Japan Rail Pass fully covers the entire trip if using Hikari and Sakura trains, but a supplement fee is required on the faster Nozomi and Mizuho trains.

By train and bus
  • 8.5 h
  • ¥32,000

Take the JR Tokaido/Sanyo/Kyushu Shinkansen from Tokyo to Shin-Yatsushiro Station with one transfer of trains along the way, typically at Shin-Osaka or Hakata Station (6 hours, 28,000 yen). From Shin-Yatsushiro, take the B&S Miyazaki bus to Miyazaki (2 hours, 4500 yen). The entire one way trip takes about 8.5 hours and costs around 32,000 yen. The bus portion is not covered by JR passes.

Above fees and schedules are subject to change. Be sure to check current yen exchange rates.

Getting around

Miyazaki City is located on the south eastern coast of Kyushu, and can be accessed by rail or air. The city is centered around Miyazaki Station which has convenient train connections to Miyazaki Airport. Most of the city's attractions, such as Miyazaki Shrine, the Prefectural and Science Museums, and the Seagaia Resort are located near the city center and are accessible by public transportation.

The city has an adequate bus network with Miyazaki Station as its hub. There is bus service to all the local attractions, and most are also within reasonable walking distance of a JR train station. Note however, that connections can be infrequent. For those who primarily use buses, a one day bus pass is available on weekends and holidays for 700 yen.

A rental car is not necessary to explore Miyazaki; however, it is convenient especially if traveling to attractions outside the city such as Udo Shrine. Rental outlets are located at the airport and around the city center.

Hotels around Miyazaki

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    • Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort
      Luxury
      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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    • Dormy Inn Miyazaki Natural Hot Spring
      Mid-range
      Dormy Inn Miyazaki Natural Hot Spring is situated in Miyazaki, 1.4 km from Miyazaki Station and 5.1 km from Oyodo River Study Center. This 3-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space. The accommodation features a sauna, hot spring bath, restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. At the hotel, the rooms are fitted with a desk. All rooms in Dormy Inn Miyazaki Natural Hot Spring are fitted with a TV and free toiletries. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Miyazaki Phoenix Zoo is 12 km from Dormy Inn Miyazaki Natural Hot Spring, while Kodomo-no-Kuni is 15 km from the property. The nearest airport is Miyazaki Airport, 5 km from the hotel.
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    • JR Kyushu Hotel Miyazaki
      Mid-range
      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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    • Miyazaki Daiichi Hotel
      Mid-range
      Located a 5-minute drive from JR Miyazaki Station, Miyazaki Daiichi Hotel provides comfortable accommodation with large male 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 male 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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    • Hotel JAL City Miyazaki
      Mid-range
      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. An electric kettle is 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
      Mid-range
      Set 2.3 km from Miyazaki Station, 7.6 km from Oyodo River Study Center and 11 km from Miyazaki Phoenix Zoo, Yurakuan Miyazaki provides accommodation located in Miyazaki. This 3-star ryokan offers a lift and luggage storage space. The ryokan also offers free WiFi, free private parking and facilities for disabled guests. Every unit has a private bathroom and bidet, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a toaster. A fridge and kettle are also offered. Kodomo-no-Kuni is 13 km from the ryokan, while Aoshima Shrine is 15 km from the property. The nearest airport is Miyazaki Airport, 4 km from Yurakuan Miyazaki.
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    • Comfort Hotel Miyazaki
      Mid-range
      Comfort Hotel Miyazaki is located in Miyazaki, 4.8 km from Oyodo River Study Center and 13 km from Miyazaki Phoenix Zoo. With free WiFi, this 3-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space. The property is non-smoking and is situated 1.2 km from Miyazaki Station. All rooms will provide guests with a fridge. A buffet breakfast is available each morning at the hotel. Kodomo-no-Kuni is 16 km from Comfort Hotel Miyazaki, while Aoshima Shrine is 18 km from the property. The nearest airport is Miyazaki Airport, 6 km from the accommodation.
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    • ANA Holiday Inn Resort Miyazaki, an IHG Hotel
      Mid-range
      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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    • Green Rich Hotel Miyazaki Tachibandori 2 (Artificial hot spring Futamata Yunohana)
      Mid-range
      Green Rich Hotel Miyazaki Tachibandori 2 (Artificial hot spring Futamata Yunohana) is located in Miyazaki, 1.2 km from Miyazaki Station and 5.2 km from Oyodo River Study Center. Featuring a restaurant, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. Private parking is available on site. All rooms in the hotel are fitted with a kettle. All units in Green Rich Hotel Miyazaki Tachibandori 2 (Artificial hot spring Futamata Yunohana) are equipped with a flat-screen TV and free toiletries. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. At Green Rich Hotel Miyazaki Tachibandori 2 (Artificial hot spring Futamata Yunohana) guests are welcome to take advantage of a sauna. The hotel can conveniently provide information at the reception to help guests to get around the area. Miyazaki Phoenix Zoo is 12 km from Green Rich Hotel Miyazaki Tachibandori 2 (Artificial hot spring Futamata Yunohana), while Kodomo-no-Kuni is 15 km away. The nearest airport is Miyazaki Airport, 5 km from the accommodation.
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    • Route Inn Grantia Aoshima Taiyokaku
      Mid-range
      Only a 10-minute walk from JR Kodomo no Kuni Train Station, Route Inn Grantia Aoshima Taiyokaku features modern accommodations. Free wired internet is available in all rooms and relaxing massages can be requested for an extra cost. Rooms are compact and comfortable, offering amenities such as an LCD TV with video-on-demand, a fridge and a humidifier. They come with wooden furniture and an en suite bathroom with free toiletries. Guests can unwind in public hot-spring baths and use the outdoor tennis courts. Facilities include a coin launderette and a business centre, and laptop PCs can be rented for in-room use. The relaxation room features massage chairs and a sauna room is available as well. Sun Sun restaurant serves a breakfast buffet of Japanese and Western dishes. Lunch and dinner featuring local ingredients are available. Taiyokaku Aoshima Grantia Route Inn is a 10-minute walk from Aoshima Beach and a 10-minute drive from Aoshima Shrine. JR Miyazakl Train Station is a 30-minute drive away.
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