Japan Drive Route Guide

Area
Kyushu
Travel Period
3D2N
Route
4506
Overview
Start
Miyazaki
Goal
Miyazaki
Way
return_trip
Travel Pace
normal
Distance
290 km
Rank
Highway fee
¥ 0
About this route
This is a 3 days and 2 nights route that includes a 2-night stay at Kirishima onsen town. The driving distance is about 300km. First, you can travel around the southern part of Miyazaki prefecture including both natural and cultural spots. The best highlight is trekking at the Ebino Kogen Plateau. The recommended trekking course is about 2 hours and half and it is not that testing. Although, if you unfortunately suffer from some physical conditions, it might not be recommended. Kirishima is a nationally famous Onsen area where steam comes out from the ground. You also can visit a variety of natural sightseeing spots like amazing water falls or a 250m suspension bridge in the mountain. This route is highly recommended for travelers who would like to do trekking and enjoy outdoor activities.

Miyazaki

sightseeing
66 325 096
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Kirishima

sightseeing
376 204 613*47
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Aoshima Island

sightseeing
843 161 675*81
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Udo Jingu Shrine

sightseeing
274 536 337
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Sekinoo Falls

sightseeing
216 628 869
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Heiwadai Park

sightseeing
66 410 244
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Florante Miyazaki

sightseeing
66 446 186
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AEON MALL Miyazaki

sightseeing
66 325 096
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Kodomo no Kuni

sightseeing
843 190 368
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Aoshima Island

sightseeing
843 161 675*81
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Horikiri Pass

sightseeing
843 073 752*80
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Roadside Station Phenix

public_facility
843 042 801
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Hanatate Park

sightseeing
274 763 098
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Udo Jingu Shrine

sightseeing
274 536 337
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Obi Castle Ruin

sightseeing
274 432 705
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Cape Toi

sightseeing
724 101 619
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Shibushiwan Daikoku Dolphin Land

sightseeing
238 439 771
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Hachimangaoka Park

sightseeing
227 722 121
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Ikoma highland

sightseeing
227 513 024
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Takachiho farm

sightseeing
227 000 827
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Sekinoo Falls

sightseeing
216 628 869
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Mochio Park

sightseeing
117 571 599*88
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Tanaka Fruit

restaurant
117 487 565*14
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Kirishima Jingu Shrine

sightseeing
376 089 326
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Mahoroba no Sato

sightseeing
376 140 769
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Kokubushiroyama Park

sightseeing
216 544 424
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Maruonotaki Falls

sightseeing
376 205 631*07
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Ebino Highland Rest Center

sightseeing
376 416 072*65
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Iodani Fumarolic Area

sightseeing
376 235 344*75
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Kirishima Onsen Market

sightseeing
376 204 613*47
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Kitamoro

restaurant
117 516 822*77
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SLF

restaurant
117 550 217*62
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Miyakonojo Yakinikuto

restaurant
117 487 595*42
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Inohae Gorge

other
274 794 802
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Marine Viewer Nango

sightseeing
274 045 393*47
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Kaeda Valley

other
843 243 033
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Futami Udon Kenkyujo

restaurant
117 612 280*45
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Roadside Station Sakatani

public_facility
274 482 547
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Eirakuso

restaurant
216 691 639*48
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Olive no Ki

restaurant
376 089 426*31
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Mizonokuchi Cave

sightseeing
216 715 109
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Kiriya Sakuraya

restaurant
42 569 567
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Sakamoto Rice Terrace

sightseeing
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Kirishima

sightseeing
376 204 613*47
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Kirishima

sightseeing
376 204 613*47
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Ebino Kogen Plateau

other
376 416 043*00
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Kirishima Jingu Shrine

sightseeing
376 089 326
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Iodani Fumarolic Area

sightseeing
376 235 344*75
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Michinoizumi Hakucho

sightseeing
376 504 568*85
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Ebino Kogen Plateau

other
376 416 043*00
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Takachiho farm

sightseeing
227 000 827
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Kirishima Jingu Shrine

sightseeing
376 089 326
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Kirishima Open Air Museum

sightseeing
Check Description
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Kokubushiroyama Park

sightseeing
216 544 424
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Iodani Fumarolic Area

sightseeing
376 235 344*75
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Maruonotaki Falls

sightseeing
376 205 631*07
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Kirishima Onsen Market

sightseeing
376 204 613*47
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Taiguruma

restaurant
42 527 749*22
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Kurobutano Yakata

restaurant
216 787 621
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Fukufuku(Kajiki Branch)

restaurant
42 527 616*45
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Barrel Valley Praha & Gen

sightseeing
42 775 205
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Eirakuso

restaurant
216 691 639*48
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Olive no Ki

restaurant
376 089 426*31
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Kimamana Kitchen

restaurant
376 204 639*23
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Kirin Shoten

sightseeing
376 045 590*24
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Kirishima

sightseeing
376 204 613*47
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Miyazaki

sightseeing
66 325 096
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Ikoma highland

sightseeing
227 513 024
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Mamako Waterfall

sightseeing
227 835 559*78
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Ayano Teruha Suspension Bridge

sightseeing
600 068 462*38
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Miyazaki Airport

public_facility
66 142 206
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Ayano Teruha Suspension Bridge

sightseeing
600 068 462*38
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Takatsuma Shrine

sightseeing
227 447 834*23
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Higashi Fumoto Magaibutsu Buddha

sightseeing
227 417 461*28
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Kirishima Onsen Market

sightseeing
376 204 613*47
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Karukaya

restaurant
227 837 750*30
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Sukimuland Big Suspention bridge

sightseeing
227 835 559*78
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Mamako Waterfall

sightseeing
227 835 559*78
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Sukimuland Parking

public_facility
227 835 559*78
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Michinoizumi Hakucho

sightseeing
376 504 568*85
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Inodeyama Park

sightseeing
227 518 315*03
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Daiwa Farm

restaurant
227 707 100*13
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Nippon Rent a Car(Miyazaki Airport)

rental_car
66 142 262*48
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Florante Miyazaki

sightseeing
66 446 186
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Heiwadai Park

sightseeing
66 410 244
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AEON MALL Miyazaki

sightseeing
66 325 096
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Teppanyaki Steak House Miyachiku

restaurant
66 325 072*04
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Honoka Dining

restaurant
66 325 103*08
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Miyachiku Oyodokahan branch

restaurant
66 261 282*05
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Takachiho farm

sightseeing
227 000 827
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Iodani Fumarolic Area

sightseeing
376 235 344*75
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Shusen no Mori

sightseeing
591 853 669
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Soba Maru

restaurant
66 570 371*71
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Kirishima Jingu Shrine

sightseeing
376 089 326
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Maruonotaki Falls

sightseeing
376 205 631*07
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Kimamana Kitchen

restaurant
376 204 639*23
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Wake Shrine&Inukai fall

sightseeing
216 841 449*18
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Day. 1Miyazaki to Kirishima
This day will head from Miyazaki to Kirishima famous hot spring resorts. Mileage about 120km only. The first destination is "Aoshima Island(青島 鬼の洗濯板)" an island with unique terrain called demon's washboard. 20km away from Aoshima, there are very unique shrine "Udo Jingu(鵜戸神宮)" which was build in the cave at the coast. It is worth to see but if you will visit there, it is better to depart early. After coming back to Miyazaki, let's take highway to Miyakonojo(都城) city whose production of the meat is the highest in all ove Janan. Of cause beaf BBQ restaurant is recommended but our daily driving map will guide you other nice Itarian restaurant and cheap and good Udon noodle restauant too. After lunch, why don't you enjoy 30 min walking at "Sekinoo Falls(関之尾の滝甌穴郡)" with unique terrein river? Then, you can face to Kirishima(霧島)area. "Kirishima Shrine(霧島神宮)"which founded more than 1000 years ago is must-see. There are many other sightseeing spots like farm, highland, park which Onsen steam blowing us from the ground and so on. At night, plase take a rest with Onsen in Kirishima. In addition, there are amazing cherry blossom places spring. If you will travel in sprong, our daily driving map will guide you these spots. It is really worth to see and please priority there.
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 Kirishima
You will stay in Kirishima(霧島) on this day. Kirishima is a very famous hot spring resort. You can choose from a reasonable 3-star ryokan to a 5-star ryokan which provide you a wonderful dinner and an amazing Onsen facilities. Kirishima area is consider as countryside. Restaurants, shops and convenience stores are very limited and difficult to find place to have dinner and breakfast. Don't forget to book plan with dinner and breakfast. Most of accommodations don't charge parking fee.
Day. 2Kirishima to Kirishima
This is the day between two consecutive stays in Kirishima Onsen town. You can relax on this day because mileage is about 40km only and you don’t need to pack your luggage. If you haven't visited the "Kisirhima Jingu Shrine(霧島神宮)" yet, you should go there at first. There are a few tourists only and you can feel a solemn atmosphere. The "Iodani Fumarolic Area(硫黄谷噴気地帯公園)" is the place where you can observe the steam coming out from the ground. You can feel that this area is surrounded by volcano activities which makes it famous for its great Onsen. This day's highlight is to do some trekking at "Ebino Kogen Plateau(えびの高原)". You can park at Ebino Eco Museum Center and enjoy trekking in flesh air at the Ebino plateau. The recommended path is the 140min course to Byakushiike Pont(白紫池) and Rokkannon Observatory(六観音御池展望台) which are located at the northern side of the Eco Museum Center. There are many other trekking paths, but some routes are closed due to the volcano activities. Please check the latest information at Eco Museum Center before departure. At night, you can relax in an Onsen in Kirishima to recover from your fatigue and emotions.
Stay at Kirishima
You will stay in Kirishima(霧島) on this day. Kirishima is a very famous hot spring resort. You can choose from a reasonable 3-star ryokan to a 5-star ryokan which provide you a wonderful dinner and an amazing Onsen facilities. Kirishima area is consider as countryside. Restaurants, shops and convenience stores are very limited and difficult to find place to have dinner and breakfast. Don't forget to book plan with dinner and breakfast. Most of accommodations don't charge parking fee.
Day. 3Kirishima to Miyazaki
On that day you will head from Kirishima Onsen town to Miyazaki city. The driving distance is 130km only, but it is a mountain area, so it is recommended to depart by 9:00. First, if you haven't visited the "Kisirhima Jingu Shrine(霧島神宮)" yet, you should start with that. There are a few tourists and you can feel the solemn atmosphere. Then you can head to Ikoha highland. However, the route1 which is called "Ebino Sky Line(えびのスカイライン)" is now closed due to volcano status. You can input the MAPCODE for "Michinoizumi Hakucho(道の泉白鳥)" in order to avoid it. If you visit the "Ikoma highland(生駒高原)" in autumn, you can enjoy amazing cosmos flowers. If you travel during the cherry blossom period, "Hachimangaoka Park(八幡丘公園)" is definitely the place to be. After that, you can head to the "Mamako Waterfall(ままこ滝)". You can enjoy a nice and traditional ice cream on the way. It is recommended to have a lunch at the restaurant near the falls. They are located in a traditional Japanese house and you can enjoy local cuisine. The biggest highlight on the day has to be the impressive "Ayano Teruha Suspension Bridge(綾の照葉大吊橋)". It is a 250m suspension pedestrian bridge in the deep mountains. Please. be careful as you need to drive very narrow and winding road from Mamako Water falls to the suspension bridge. Please drive carefully and slowly.
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

Check Other 3D2N Kyushu Route

Route numberStart cityGoal cityWayTravel PaceDistanceRankHighway feeDetail
4505MiyazakiMiyazakireturn_triprelaxing210 km¥ 0check
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