Japan Drive Route Guide

Area
Kyushu
Travel Period
-
Route
4501
Overview
Start
Miyazaki
Goal
Takachiho town
Way
day_trip
Travel Pace
busy
Distance
130 km
Rank
Highway fee
¥ 1,500
About this route
This day heads from Miyazaki city to Takachiho area at the Norhtern part of the Miyazaki prefecture. It covers many amazing spots but the driving distance is almost 300km. The best highlight is definitely the Takachiho Gorge which is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Kyushu. You also can enjoy amazing nature sceneries such as the ""Kunimigaoka Observatory"" and the ""Umagase"" cape. It is also possible get in touch with the cultural and historical background of Miyazaki at the ""AManoiwato Shrine"" and ""Mimitsu Historical District"". In Takachiho town, you can enjoy delicious and traditional Soba noodle or Miyazaki beef steak. However, the driving distance of this route is really long and it will be a very busy pace although you’d take the highway. If it is possible, we strongly recommend you to consider to switch to 2days 1 night route 4504.

Miyazaki

sightseeing
66 325 096
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Takachiho town

restaurant
330 742 480*22
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Omi Shrine

sightseeing
136 288 008*28
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Unokonotaki Falls

sightseeing
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Kunimigaoka Observatory

sightseeing
330 768 798
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Day. 1Miyazaki to Takachiho town
This day heads from Miyazaki city to Takachiho town and the recommended route depends on your choice. ①Traveler choosing a day trip from Miyazaki (Route4501) The driving distance is almost 300km and there are many sightseeing spots. It is recommended to depart as early as possible and better to fix the spots you will visit beforehand. First, let's take the highway and drive to the "Takachiho Gorge(高千穂峡)" directly. It is recommended to have lunch at either a soba or Miyazaki beef steak restaurant in Takachiho town. "Kunimigaoka observatory(国見ヶ丘展望台)" which is located 4km away from the gorge is also worth visiting. Then you can drive to "Umagase(馬ヶ背)", a beautiful cape where you can see a panoramic ocean view. If you still have time before heading to Miyazaki, you can stop by the "Mimitsu Town(美々津)". It is a not well-known small fisherman's village which is listed as a preserved district of traditional buildings. We recommend you to take the highway from Takachiho gorge to Umagase and Umagase to Miyazaki due to no sightseeing spots in between. ②Traveler who will stay at Takachiho town(Route4504): The driving distance is about 160km but there are many highlights. It is recommended to depart as early as possible and is better to fix the spots you will visit beforehand. The first destination is the "Omi Shrine(大御神社)". If you travel in June, it is highly recommended to visit the "Togenkyo Point(桃源郷岬)". You can find 2 million hydrangeas blooming. Then, let's head to Takachiho Town. It is recommended to have lunch at either a soba or Miyazaki beef steak restaurant there. If you have time, you can consider visiting the "Urokonotaki Falls(うろこの滝)". This hidden majestic fall is not famous and is located 15km away from Takachiho town but it is really worth visiting as it is a hidden gem. The last destination is the "Kunimigaoka observatory(国見ヶ丘展望台)". It is also not famous, but you will be amazed by the 360-degree mountain view there. At night, you should experience the "Takachiho Kagura(高千穂神楽)". It is a sacred music and dance which has continued in Takachiho area for many centuries. Only tourists staying at Takachiho town have the opportunity to watch it. Reservation is not required.
Rent a car at Miyazaki
Rent and return a car at Miyazaki Each driving route in Miyazaki prefecture starts and ends at Miyazaki city. Then, we recommend you to rent a car from either rental car branch stated bellow. ①Miyazaki Airport Branch : For customers who take flight. ②Miyazaki Station Branch : For customers who stay in Miyazaki city. Please refuel before returning your car. For travelers taking a flight from the airport. It is highly recommended to reach rental car shop 3 hours before your departure. You can search for an accommodation in Miyazaki city from the link bellow. https://www.agoda.com/partners/partnersearch.aspx?pcs=1&cid=1813587&hl=en&city=13561

Check Other - Kyushu Route

Route numberStart cityGoal cityWayTravel PaceDistanceRankHighway feeDetail
4502MiyazakiKirishimaday_tripbusy130 km¥ 0check
4601KagoshimaKagoshimaday_triprelaxing120 km¥ 1,950check
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