Aoshima in Miyazaki, Japan


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Miyazaki prefecture on southern island Kyushu in Japan is especially loved by local tourists for Aoshima and the Takachiho Gorge. The natural beauty of these places is astonishing, but this is not all there is to see in Miyazaki as you will read in this travel guide.

Because of its friendly climate, Miyazaki is a good place to travel to for beach lovers. The Sekinoo Falls are another natural beauty spot, and there are many Shinto shrines with nice surroundings. If you want to learn more about samurai history, the Saigo Takamori Residential Site Museum is a great place to visit.

  • Aoshima


    The small island of Aoshima on the southeastern coast of Kyushu, Japan, is a little pearl of nature. Its most famous attraction is the ‘Devil’s washboard’ formation, but there is more to be seen here.

  • Takachiho Yokagura | Miyazaki Travel Guide

    Takachiho Yokagura | Miyazaki Travel Guide

    Takachiho is a town that is located on a mountain in the northern part of Miyazaki Prefecture, Kyushu. The Takachiho Yokagura is a traditional dance that has been performed by local men for a long time.

  • Takachiho | Miyazaki Travel Guide

    Takachiho | Miyazaki Travel Guide

    In the deep forests of Kyushu, there’s a village named Takachiho, which is where you can find the famously beautiful Takachiho Gorge. It is easy to imagine how ancient myths originated in this area.