Nichinan Area

Miyazaki, Kyushu

Roadside phoenix are beautiful in this location, which is the southernmost saw-toothed Japanese coastline.

Nichinan-kaigan Coast, located in the southern part of Miyazaki Prefecture, is the southernmost saw-toothed coastline in Japan, extending about 100 kilometers from Aoshima Island to Cape Toi. In addition to Oni-no-Sentaku-ita (Devil's washboard), which spreads around Aoshima Island, and Udo Shrine, which stands inserted in a cave with the sea for a background, there are scenic spots dotted here and there, including a recreation park, Kodomo-no-kuni. On the Nichinan coastlines facing the southern blue sea, Washington palms grow, which makes the highway one of the prettiest on Kyushu.

Aoshima Island, located in the northernmost part of Nichinan-Kaigan Quasi-National Park, is a tiny island with a circumference of 1.5 kilometers, with a forest of sbtropical trees. Around the island, tens and hundreds of wavy rocks, Oni-no-Sentaku-ita(Devil's washboard), draw stripe patterns, which show up at low tide.

Horikiri-toge Pass, one of the best observation spots on the Nichinan-kaigan Coast, is a scenic spot commanding the grandeur of the Sea of Hyuga, from which you can get a fine view of Oni-no-Sentaku-ita(Devil's washboard) below being washed by the water.

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Directions
From Tokyo:
[Air] 1h 45 min from Haneda to Miyazaki Airport, and 20 min from the airport by bus
From Osaka:
[Air] 1h 5 min from Itami Airport to Miyazaki Airport. 20 min from the airport.
[Rail] 2h 20 min from Shin-Osaka to Kokura Station by Shinkansen.

Around the Nichinan Area