Located on the east coast of Kyushu Island, Hososhima is home to narrow streets that wind past Edo period buildings and lush parks. Lined with breezy seashores, this beautiful port serves as the gateway to the breath-taking natural terrain of the Miyazaki Prefecture.CHECK AVAILABILITY
Known for its warm climate, the Miyazaki Prefecture attracts surfers and nature lovers to its enticing beaches and rugged coastline. The region is rich in Japanese history and mythology, beckoning visitors to wander the cobblestoned streets of the historic town, Mimitsu, and marvel at the gardens, shrines and local legends of the capital city, Miyazaki.
Feel the power of nature at Takachiho Gorge. Its red-tinted cliffs are ancient lava formations quickly cooled by the turquoise waters of the Gokase River. For unrivalled coastline views, visit Hyuga Cape, which offers a panoramic vantage point from the top of pillar-like rocks towering 70 metres above sea level.
Get a glimpse of local culture at Takachiho Shrine. Guarded by iron statues of dogs, it hosts deities gathered from 88 other Shinto temples. The seaside Omi Shrine is believed to be the place where Emperor Jimmu prayed for victory on his way to conquer eastern Japan, and a dragon is said to live in a nearby cave.
Rent a boat to best appreciate the beauty of Takachiho Gorge and take in enchanting views of the towering Manai Falls. Don’t forget to spend some time relaxing at the many traditional hot springs, known as onsen, found around the area.