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About Miyazaki

Miyazaki is a prefecture of Japan on the island of Kyushu. It is located on the eastern coast of the island of Kyushu, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean to the south and east, Oita Prefecture to the north, and Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectures to the west.
12% of the areas are designated as Natural Parks, Quasi-National Parks and Prefectural Natural Parks.

If you are in the northern part of Miyazaki, you should take the time to visit, “Takachiho Gorge”. This gorge appears in Japan's oldest historic writings, “Kojiki” and “Nihon Shoki”. The gorge has an amazing view. Seven kilometers of 80m-high cliffs overhanging the narrow winding river flowing down from Mt. Aso.

The local food are very good in Miyazaki. They have their famous Wagyu, Miyazaki Beef and the very expensive, Miyazaki mangos. Here I would like to introduce the “Charcoal-grilled Chicken” that is one of the ways to enjoy the deep taste of the Miyazaki chicken. The breast is mainly used for the “charcoal-grilled chicken”, and even though only salt is used for seasoning, it brings out the deliciousness of the chicken.

Although the ocean around Miyazaki is famous globally among the surfers for its waves, diving is also great. Macro marine life are abundant but if you’re lucky, you may even encounter the popular “Thrasher sharks” (Alopias) in some diving areas.

Local Areas

Miyazaki Area Map

Areas in Miyazaki


Popular tropical Miyazaki ocean

An hour drive from the Miyazaki airport, Nichinan is famous for it's tropical ocean. There are many international surfers visiting this area to catch the perfect waves. For divers, there are numerous diving poins around the area, satisfying divers from all over Japan.
The amount of soft corals are a sight to see and the diverce underwater geography is also a big attaction.

What you can see

All year round:
-Variety of nudibranch
-Variety of Shrimps and Crabs
-Variety of Macro marine life
-Variety of seahorses
If your lucky:
-Spotted eagle ray(Aetobatus narinari)
-Pelagic thresher(Alopias pelagicus)

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Hard coral garden and frog fish heaven

Popular among the domestic divers as you can dive and see the Japans largest hard coral(Dendrophylliidae Gray)reef. It is also popular as there are many variety of frof fishes around this region.

What you can see

All year round:
-Variety of nudibranch
-Variety of Shrimps and Crabs
-Variety of Macro marine life
-Hard coral reef (Dendrophylliidae Gray)
-Japanese angelfish (Centropyge interrupta)
-Cherry Anthias(Sacura margaritacea)

During the Spring season:
If your lucky:
-Sun fish (MolaMola)
-Bigfin reef squid(Sepioteuthis lessoniana)
-Japanese amberjack (Seriola quinqueradiata)

During the Summer season:
-Sea turtles