MIYAKONOJO Area Map
KNOW MORE! FOOD
Japan's best meat
Miyazaki beef produced in Miyakonojo, which is raised with the tender loving care of local farmers, is famous for its qualities, such as its delicate marbling, color, and superior tenderness. This item is prized as one of Miyakonojo’s first class offerings.
Characterized by its superior and consistent quality, this pork combines the meaty depth of flavor with a subtle sweetness that further draws out its deliciousness.
Charcoal grilled chicken
Taking chicken produced in Miyakonojo, this dish is made using painstaking methods to season and cook it, which are unique to each restaurant.
Try this tasty treat made by combining traditional shochu with a delectable butter cake.
An innovative type of cookie that has a crisp exterior and is crumbly on the inside. It has a most delicate sweetness.
Kannyuso soft serve ice cream
Made using “kannyuso,” which is produced by painstakingly boiling fresh cream over a long amount of time. It features a milky, elegant taste.
KNOW MORE! CULTURE
Registered as a National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Asset, visitors can view numerous dolls that have been passed down throughout the ages.
- 2921-1 Yamanokuchicho Yamanokuchi, Miyakonojo
Former G oto F amily Commercial Residence Exchange and Archival Center
This is a historical and cultural facility that was established by making use of the commercial residence of the “Goto family,” a major landlord in the vicinity of Takajo-cho. From February to March, roughly 800 hina dolls are placed on exhibit here.
- 2857 Takajocho Takajo, Miyakonojo
Gifts and Local Specialty Stores
KNOW MORE! SPOT
KIRISHIMA SHUZO(shochu manufacturer)
“A garden park that is operated by a manufacturer that boasts the number one production volume in Japan.Visitors can enjoy a free factory tour (reservations required), or they can also visit the on-site restaurant and bakery to partake in shopping.”
- 5480 Shibitacho, Miyakonojo
Takachiho Bokujo (ranch)
At this friendly ranch, visitors can experience horseback riding, cow milking, and handmade ice cream making, among other activities, as they enjoy a fun time in the great outdoors.
- 5265-103 Yoshinomotocho, Miyakonojo
Visitors are welcomed by a massive torii (shrine gate). Kanbashira Park located next door is a recommended spot to take photos.
- 1417-1 Maedacho, Miyakonojo
The deity of safe childbirth, warding off evil spirits, and traffic safety. There are various legends related to this “power spot.”
- 1560 Takazakicho Tsumagirishima, Miyakonojo
Flower Viewing Spots
Miyakonojo has an abundance of flowers for the four seasons.
Late March to early April
KNOW MORE! FESTIVAL
Miyakonojo Event Calendar
|February||Late February to early March||Shoka-no-hina-matsuri
(merchant family hina doll festival)
|March||Late March to early April||Mochio Sakura-matsuri
(cherry blossom festival)
|April||29th||Hayamizu Ayame-matsuri (iris festival)|
|July||8th and 9th||Okage-matsuri (festival of gratitude)|
|Early July to August||Roku-gatsu-do (June festival)|
|September||Late September to early October||Kakashi Festival (scarecrow festival)|
|October||October||Miyakonojo Meat Carnival|
|November||3rd||Yagorodon-matsuri (Yagorodon festival)|
|23rd||Shimazu-matsuri (Shimazu clan heritage festival)|