Best way to Travel Kumamoto – Miyazaki

Miyazaki - Heaven of Japan

Miyazaki (宮崎) is located at the center of Miyazaki Prefecture. 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 Kumamoto and planning to visit Miyazaki then, here are all the tips you’ll need to know for your first visit to Miyazaki from Kumamoto.



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Express  Buses

How to get in: Public Transport


There are various ways to go to Miyazaki from Kyushu, but the best way is from Kumamoto as its the nearest to Miyazaki. There is a Nanpu-go Bus (なんぷう号) from Kumamoto.

Bus: Time-table

If you love to enjoy the essence of natural beauty while traveling then we personally recommend you to go by Bus. There is a bus i.e. Nanpu-go which goes to Miyazaki Sta. from Kumamoto Sta. and Sakuramachi BT providing around 3 hours journey in the lap of nature.

Bus Route-Stops :

Nanpu-go  Bus depart from Kumamoto Sta. and goes via Kumamoto Sakuramachi BT.  There is a break time @ Miyahara & Kirishima for 15 minutes each. You can refresh, buy some sweets and explore the beauty of nature.

  • Depart from Kumamoto Sta. 
  • Depart from Kumamoto Sakuramachi BT 
  • Arrive @ Miyazaki

Bus Fare:

  • Kumamoto – Hitoyoshi : 2,180 Yen / Person
  • Kumamoto – Miyazaki Sta. : 4,630 Yen / Person

List of best Sightseeing Spots:

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

Western Area – Sekino-o Falls:

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

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

Sekino-o Falls

Central Area – Aoshima:

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

Aoshima Island

If you have time, visit Miyazaki Shrine, Miyazaki City Phoenix Zoo and enjoy Surfing.

Surfing @ Miyzaki

Southern Area – Sun Messe Nichinan:

This relaxing park has seven carved replicas of Moai statues from Easter Island. Just 40 minutes far from Miyazaki Sta. by car. More details Click..

Sun Messe Nichinan 

Northern Area : Takachiho:

This power spot is quite special. So, for this, I have a separate blog. Please read Click..

General Information:

There is some other important information that will help you when you visit for the first time to Miyazaki.


Chicken-nanban(チキン南蛮). If you are nearby Miyazaki Sta. then, you must go to Tachiba-no-doori(橘通り), please mention that it remains close every Tuesday.

We personally visited another place and 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!

Chicken nanban Lunch


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 we would recommend you to take a rental cycle (ゆるチャリMAP) from the Miyazaki Sta. and take around there. 

It is worthy 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 Kumamoto to Miyazaki and how to enjoy there!  Have a nice journey!

Link & Resources:

Kyushu Bus Booking

Online booking site of express/highway/night buses

Categories: Miyazaki(宮崎)

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