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

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

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 JPY). 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 JPY. If you book tickets online, you may get some discounts. Booking Click..


Bus Route-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 Express Bus Terminal 

  • Depart from Hakata Bus Terminal 
  • Arrive @ Miyazaki Sta.


Bus Fare : 

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

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) 

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..

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



Southern Area : Sun Messe Nichinan 

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..

Northern Area : Takachiho

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

Don’t miss:

  • Walk around Aoshima Island
  • Takachiho Gorge boat-ride
  • Test deep fried chicken
  • Footbath (足湯)


Eat : 

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!


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 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!


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