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Miyakonojo

3.5
Waterfalls · Sacred & Religious Sites · Hiking Trails

Popular things to do in Miyakonojo

Takachiho Ranch
Ranch
Takachiho Ranch
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
Sekinoo Falls
Waterfall
Sekinoo Falls
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Takachihonomine
Hiking Trail
Takachihonomine
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Tsumakirishima Shrine ©
Religious Site
Tsumakirishima Shrine
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
Miyakonojō is a city in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1924.As of November 1, 2012, the city has an estimated population of 168,072, with 70,549 households and a population density of 257.26 per km². The total area is 653.31 km² making it the largest city in the prefecture in terms of area.On January 1, 2006, the towns of Takajō, Takazaki, Yamada and Yamanokuchi (all from Kitamorokata District) were merged into Miyakonojō.HistoryMiyakonojō is known as the birthplace of the Shimazu Estate, the largest shōen (estate or manor) of medieval Japan. In the 1020s, a powerful official named Taira no Suemoto developed a small manor named Shimazu-in. Expanded substantially in the first half of the 12th century, it eventually covered large portions of Satsuma, Ōsumi and Hyūga Provinces. In 1185, Koremune no Tadahisa was appointed as jitō of the Shimazu Estate and thereafter claimed the clan name of Shimazu. It is said that one of Tadahisa's residences, called Iwayoshi Gosho, was located at Miyakonojō. Between the Muromachi period and Edo period, the Hōngō family, which was a branch family of the Shimazus, controlled the area. After the Boshin War, it became one of the cities to abolish the han system. In 1871, it became a prefecture for a year. In the build up to your vacation in Miyakonojo, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our Japan trip itinerary builder.

Side trips from Miyakonojo

Udo Shrine ©
Religious Site
Udo Shrine Nichinan
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Nichinan Coast ©
Beach
Nichinan Coast Nichinan
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
Obijyo Castle Ruins ©
Historic Walking Area
Obijyo Castle Ruins Nichinan
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
Toi
Scenic Walking Area
Toi Kushima
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Miyakonojo

Tsuana Onsen
Onsen Resort
Tsuana Onsen
5.0
Duration: 1 hour
Mochio Park ©
Park
Mochio Park
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
Kirishima Factory Garden ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Kirishima Factory Garden
3.6
Duration: 1 hour
Kannonike Park ©
Park
Kannonike Park
4.3
Duration: 1 hour

Parks in Miyakonojo

Kambashira Park ©
Playground
Kambashira Park
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Takasaki Town General Park
Park
Takasaki Town General Park
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
Hayamizu Park ©
Garden
Hayamizu Park
3.5
Duration: 1 hour
Ajisai Park ©
Garden
Ajisai Park
3.3
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Miyakonojo

Ishiyama Kanonji Temple
Religious Site
Ishiyama Kanonji Temple
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Kanbashira-gu Shrine
Religious Site
Kanbashira-gu Shrine
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
Shimazu Residence in Miyakonojo
Historic Site
Shimazu Residence in Miyakonojo
3.0
Duration: 1 hour
Ganzo-ji Temple ©
Religious Site
Ganzo-ji Temple
2.9
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Miyakonojo

Takagi Local Museum
Specialty Museum
Takagi Local Museum
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
Kirinokura Museum
Specialty Museum
Kirinokura Museum
3.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Yamanokuchicho Yagoro Don No Yakata
Specialty Museum
Yamanokuchicho Yagoro Don No Yakata
2.5
Duration: 1 hour
Old Goto House Merchant Exchanges Museum
Specialty Museum
Old Goto House Merchant Exchanges Museum
2.5
Duration: 1 hour
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