Enjoy 3 days/2 nights journeying to Miyazaki Prefecture
Udo Jingu Shrine
Located along Kyushu’s eastern coast, with its sunny climate, abundant nature and beautiful coastline, Miyazaki has a lot to offer anyone curious about the southern part of Japan. Though it doesn’t have a big role in a lot of Japan’s big historical events, Miyazaki does play a very important part in ancient Japanese history and myths. There are many sites throughout the prefecture full of burial mounds and ancient tombs dating back before recorded history in Japan. Going back even further into myth, the small town of Takachiho in Miyazaki’s north is famous as the place where Ninigi-no-Mikoto, the grandson of the sun goddess Amaterasu and progenitor of the Japanese imperial line, descended from the heavens and arrived on earth.
Who This Experience Is Good For
This experience is perfect for adventurers, lovers of nature, history, art and culture.
Meet Our Local Host
Your City Manager Ken will be your host
Start: 8:00 am Meet Ken in front of the entrance of “BizComfort Namba Midosuji ”.
Walk shortly and take a bus to Itami Airport (45 minutes) from there, a flight to Miyazaki Airport (1h5m). Since we can not get into the accommodation before 3pm, a private car will be taking us to the first stop!
First stop: About 1h from Miyazaki Airport, the Kojima Island is an uninhabited island with a circumference of around 3.5 km, which is home to around 100 Nihonzaru (Japanese monkeys). These monkeys are designated as a natural monument by the Japanese government and are known as “Bunka-zaru (cultured monkeys)” for their unique behaviour of washing potatoes in sea water and swimming in the ocean for pleasure. *Depend on the weather, there is a chance to see them or not!
We are having a lunch near to Kojima Island, spending about 30 minutes at the venue and move to the second stop.
Second stop: On the way back (44 minutes), we will stop by Udo Jingu shrine, the gods enshrined here are the gods for safe delivery during birth, matchmaking for couples, childcare and safety at sea.
Third stop: After that, we will head (10 minutes) to "Sun Messe Nichinan", a theme park in Nichinan City, a large moai statue of 7 bodies with a height of 5.5 m and a weight of 18 tons. This was made with special permission from the Easter Island Elders’ Association. From there we will move to the accommodation (about 30 minutes).
Check In: Planning to check in around 5pm. Then, we can take some rest and get ready for dinner!
Dinner Time: At 7pm we are going to this local restaurant, and have some seafood. *If you have food restrictions, please let Ken know in advance.
DAY 2 (Please be aware that it might will take about 5h to get to the Gorge!)
Start: We should leave the accommodation at 8:00 am and move straight to Takachiho Gorge (2h30m) by train, then a bus (1h20m) and 26 minutes walk. As soon we get there, there is a chance to get in the boat or not! *We can not make reservations for that!
Takachiho Gorge: We will also visit the Amanoiwato Shrine. After a lunch at Takachiho, we are going to Miyazaki City to explore Nishitachi.
Nishitachi: Is the restaurant and nightlife district of Miyazaki, with over 1500 restaurants in just this area alone. For dinner, we are going to try, one of the most famous local food "Chidori Sumibiyaki" (grilled chicken)! From there we will move back to our accommodation.
Start: 8:00 am. Let's go and visit Aoshima Shrine, famous as a shrine which answers prayers for marriage.
Check out: 10:00am.
Last Stop: We will go back to Miyazaki City and visit Heiwadai Park, or Peace Tower Park, built in 1940 to celebrate the 2600th anniversary of the ascension of Emperor Jimmu, the mythical first emperor of Japan. After that, we will go straight to the Miyazaki airport.
End: 6pm, back to the accommodation in Osaka.
Bus Ticket (Round Trip) to Itami/KIX Airport
Flight Ticket (Round Trip)
Accommodation at Guesthouse (Shared Room )
A private transport (for the first day)
What’s Not Included
Know Before You Go
Minimum Needed: 3 people
Maximum Capacity: 6 people
Booking Deadline: 18 Days before start date
Weather Dependent: Yes - In case of rain or typhoon, none of the activities included in this package are safe.
Difficulty Level: Easy
Special Clothing Required: No
Special Dietary Restrictions: Yes - If you have any restrictions, please let your city manager know before you book.
Extra Cash: Needed for breakfast, snacks and drinks.
Ground Transportation: All ground transportation is included.
Additional Information: Please bring only necessary baggage.
Liabilities: The liability for any injury, loss, or damage incurred by participants is not assumed by Remote Year or its affiliates.