Japan Drive Route Guide

Area
Kyushu
Travel Period
2D1N
Route
4504
Overview
Start
Miyazaki
Goal
Miyazaki
Way
return_trip
Travel Pace
normal
Distance
260 km
Rank
Highway fee
¥ 3,000
About this route
It is a 2 Days and 1 Night route which includes a stay at Takachio town. The best highlight is the Takachiho Gorge where is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Kyushu. It is always crowded in daytime, but you can visit in the morning to avoid that issue. If you travel in Autumn, there is a possibility to see a magnificent “sea of cloud” at ""Kunimigaoka Observatory"". You also can visit amazing nature scenery spots such as the ""Urokonotaki Falls"" and ""Umagase"" cape. It is also possible to get in touch with the cultural and historical background of Miyazaki at the ""Amanoiwato Shrine"" and ""Mimitsu Historical District"". Additionally, you can experience the ""Takachiho Kagura"" which is Urokonotaki sacred music and dance. Although it is just 2 days and 1 night, you can experience many things which makes it a recommended route for an immersive adventure.

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

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Kunimigaoka Observatory

sightseeing
330 768 798
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Takachiho town

restaurant
330 742 480*22
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Miyazaki

sightseeing
66 325 096
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Takachiho Gorge

sightseeing
330 711 730*31
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Umagase

sightseeing
136 322 281
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Mimitsu Historical District

sightseeing
136 013 146*47
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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
Stay at Takachiho town
On this day you will stay at "Takachiho Town(高千穂町)". Although it is a very small town, there is a variety of accommodation, from cheap B&B to luxuary Ryokan with Onsen facilities. The town itself is rather small and most of restaurants and shops in the city close early in the evening so you better book a plan with dinner and breakfast included. You can find accommodations in Takachiho town from the link bellow. https://www.agoda.com/partners/partnersearch.aspx?pcs=1&cid=1813587&hl=en&city=107611 If you would like to see the "Takachiho Kagura(高千穂神楽)", the sacred music and dance paformance, it is convenient to choose an accommodation near Takachiho Shrine.
Day. 2Takachiho town to Miyazaki
This day heads from Takachiho town to Miyazaki city. The driving distance is about 160km and there are many highlights. If you would like to visit as many spots as possible, it is recommended to depart early. If you travel in between middle of September and end of November, you have the chance to observe the sea of clouds at "Kunimigaoka observatory(国見ヶ丘展望台)". Please check possibility with staff members at your inn. The biggest highlight on this day is of course the famous "Takachiho Gorge(高千穂峡)". It is recommended to visit in the morning when it isn’t too crowded yet so that you can enjoy boating easily. It is better to have lunch in Takachiho town too. Then let's move 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. In addition, there are amazing cherry blossom places during spring. If you travel in that period, our daily driving map will guide you to these spots. It is really worth seeing so you should make it your priority.
Return 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

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Route numberStart cityGoal cityWayTravel PaceDistanceRankHighway feeDetail
4503MiyazakiMiyazakireturn_triprelaxing200 km¥ 0check
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