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How to travel between Miyazaki and Tokyo

By air

JAL, ANA, Solaseed Air, Jetstar Japan and Peach Aviation operate numerous flights per day between Tokyo (Jetstar and Peach use 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 and Peach 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).

By train and relay bus

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. From Shin-Yatsushiro, take the relay bus to Miyazaki. The entire one way trip takes about 8.5 hours and costs around 31,000 yen.

By train

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. Japan Rail Pass holders will require an additional hour, because they cannot use the faster Nozomi and Mizuho trains, and have to use Hikari and Sakura trains instead.

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 500 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, 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 can be arranged at an extra charge. At the hotel, the rooms are fitted with a desk. All rooms will provide guests with air conditioning, a safety deposit box and a flat-screen TV. The wellness area at Dormy Inn Miyazaki is comprised of a hot spring bath and a sauna. Kodomo-no-Kuni is 15 km from the accommodation, while Aoshima Shrine is 17 km from the property. The nearest airport is Miyazaki Airport, 5 km from Dormy Inn Miyazaki Natural Hot Spring.
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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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    • Comfort Hotel Miyazaki
      Mid-range
      Featuring 3-star accommodation, Comfort Hotel Miyazaki is situated in Miyazaki, 5 km from Oyodo River Study Center and 12 km from Miyazaki Phoenix Zoo. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom with a bidet, slippers and a hairdryer. All rooms will provide guests with air conditioning, a safety deposit box and a flat-screen TV. A continental 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, 5 km from the accommodation.
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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 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 Daiichi’s 24-hour front desk can store guests’ 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
      Mid-range
      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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    • 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 hotel’s 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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    • Aoshima Guesthouse Hooju
      Budget-friendly
      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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    • 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. 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
      Mid-range
      Set in Miyazaki, 8 km from Oyodo River Study Center, Yurakuan Miyazaki offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. The property is located 12 km from Miyazaki Phoenix Zoo, 14 km from Kodomo-no-Kuni and 16 km from Aoshima Shrine. The ryokan has family rooms. All guest rooms in the ryokan are fitted with a kettle. All rooms have a private bathroom with a bidet, slippers and a hairdryer. At Yurakuan Miyazaki each room is fitted with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. The nearest airport is Miyazaki Airport, 3 km from the accommodation.
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