How to go from Oita to Miyazaki ?
Along the East coast of Kyushu
Running down the east coast of Kyushu the journey between Oita and Miyazaki on the Limited express Nichirin or Nichirin Seagaia is a contrast of mountain and sea.
Mountain and sea
Aoshima is a small, beautiful island 30 minutes away from Miyazaki. With a circumference of around 1.5 kilometers, the island is surrounded by strange large rock formations called Oni no Sentakuita, the ‘Devil’s Washboard’. At the center of the island is Aoshima Jinja, a colorful shrine set back in the jungle that is said to bring luck to married couples. Take the JR Nichinan Line from Miyazaki Station to Aoshima Station. The island is about a 5-minute walk from the station.
Right outside of the east exit of Miyazaki Station. Highly rated, with many amenities and great prices. 2-2-3 Miyazaki-eki-higashi, Miyazaki, 880-0879
Tel : 09-8560-0055 / http://miyazaki.richmondhotel.jp/
For a beachside hot spring ryokan stay, you may have to travel a little outside Miyazaki City, but the 25-minute JR ride to Kodomo no Kuni Station is well worth it. Each traditional Japanese room is elegant and unique, and a 5-minute walk from the beach!
1-6-4 Aoshima, Miyazaki, 889-2162
Tel : 09-8565-0039 / www.jizoan.jp
Taste very thin udon served with a special sauce. From Miyazaki Station‘s west exit, go straight on the main road. Turn left onto Route 220. Take the first right and then the fourth left. The restaurant will be on your right after 300 m.
Open daily, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. - Tel : 09-8524-6864
The original, and still the best, spot for Chicken Nanban, Miyazaki’s well-known dish. A favorite with children and comes in huge portions. From Miyazaki Station’s west exit, go straight down the main road and turn left onto Route 220. Take the first le down a very narrow side street, and Ogura is at the end of the street just before it veers right.
Open 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.
Tel : 09-8522-2296