Miyazaki(宮崎)

Best way to Travel Fukuoka-Miyazaki (Heaven of Japan)

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Miyazaki (宮崎) is located at the center of Miyazaki Prefecture. It is full of Magnificent Nature, variety of Cuisines, Adventuring such as Surfing, Diving etc. and the most famous fruit, Miyazaki Mango this place is a treat to visit!
If you are in Fukuoka and planning to visit Miyazaki, then here are all the tips you’ll need to know for your first visit to Miyazaki from Fukuoka.

How to get in: Public Transport

Fukuoka Miyazaki Bus

Fukuoka Miyazaki Bus

There are various ways to go to Miyazaki from Fukuoka, but the best way is either flight, or either express bus. Flight is bit expensive and the cost is (8,500-40,000 Yen). It takes not more than 1 hour. But, Express bus takes around 5 hours and it is cheaper option.

Express Bus: Time-table

If you love the essence of natural beauty while traveling then I personally recommend you to go by Bus. There is a bus i.e. Phoenix-go (フェニックス号) which goes to Miyazaki Sta. from Fukuoka (Tenjin / Hakata) providing around 6 hours journey in the lap of nature. The one way cost is 3,900-4,600 Yen. If you book tickets online, you may get some discounts. Booking Click..

Bus Route-Stops :

Fukuoka-Miyazaki Route and Stops

Phoenix-go Bus depart from Tenjin and goes via Hakata, Kiyama, Kurume. Above is a list of Phoenix-go Bus-stop. Please be careful, there is a Super Non-stop bus which has limited stops.

⇨ Depart from Nishitetsu Tenjin 

⇨ Depart from Hakata Bus Terminal 

⇨ Arrive @ Miyazaki Sta.

Welcome to Miyazaki

Bus Fare:

  • Fukuoka – Hitoyoshi : 3,910 Yen / Person
  • Fukuoka – Miyazaki : 4,630 Yen / Person

Sightseeing Spots:

Miyazaki is full of wonders & hot spots that can attract you. Let’s understand it easily by talking separately about Western, Central, Southern, Northern areas.

Western Area: Sekino-o-falls (関之尾滝)

Sekino-o Falls (関之尾滝)

Sekino-o Falls (関之尾滝)

It is in Miyakonojo City (都城市) and considered as one of the best waterfall in Japan. That scenic beautiful waterfall is formed by Kakuto pyroclastic flows. More details Click. 

It is believed that there’s a spiritual power! A positive vibe through fine water droplets in the air, the mesmerizing water sound will make you feel relax.

Central Area: Aoshima (青島)

Aoshima Island(青島)

Aoshima Island(青島)

A small beautiful island (1.5 km) surrounded by rocks formed by waves known as the “Devil’s Washboard”. It is just 25 minutes from Miyazaki Sta. by car. More details Click

Surfing @ Miyazaki

Surfing @ Miyazaki

If you have time, visit Miyazaki Shrine (宮崎神宮) Miyazaki City Phoenix Zoo and enjoy surfing.

South Area: Sun Messe Nichinan

Sun Messe Nichinan

Sun Messe Nichinan (サンメッセ日南)

This relaxing park has carved replicas of Mosai statues from Easter Island. It is just 40 min far from miyazaki sta. by car. More details Click..

North Area: Takachiho

Takachiho Gorge 高千穂峡

Takachiho Gorge 高千穂峡

Takachiho is known for its power sport place. We have a special blog on it. Click..

Eat:

Chicken-nanban(チキン南蛮)

Miyazaki is a treasure house of foods and it’s specially known for local chicken, beef, fruits (Mango) and Chicken-nanban(チキン南蛮). If you are nearby Miyazaki Sta. then, you must go to Tachiba-no-doori(橘通り), it remains close on every Tuesday.

So, there is another place which I would like to recommend you to go for Lunch. Ogura Restaurant (おぐら本店・瀬頭店). You may go for Chicken-nanban(チキン南蛮). A deep-fried chicken marinated with nanbansu vinegar. The taste is just WOW!

Summary:

If you are in Japan, then you must visit Miyazaki “The Heaven of Japan” and stay there for at-least 2-3 days. If you are going for the same day tour for Miyazaki, or, you are on business tour and have only few hours but don’t know what to do? Then I would recommend you to take a rental cycle (ゆるチャリMAP) from the Miyazaki Sta. and take around there.

It is worth to stay there for 1-2 nights and enjoy Spa, Marine Activities. Also, don’t forget to take free Footbath (足湯) @ Hotel Hamaso (ホテル浜荘).

Hope it will help you in traveling from Fukuoka to Miyazaki and how to enjoy there!  Have a nice journey!

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