Obi (Nichinan City, Miyazaki Pref.)
Historical sites and unparalleled hospitality.
- (Mar. - May)
- (Jun. - Aug.)
- (Sept. - Nov.)
- (Dec. - Feb.)
- : Culture
- : Gourmet
- : Relaxation
- : Shopping
- : Scenery
- : Convenience
- Obi Castle and a Castle Town
Obi Castle, which was originally built in 1588, was completely refurbished in 1978.
The castle town also benefited from upgrading work done at the same time, with the result that visitors can revel in the authentic sights of a castle town dating from the Edo period (17th to 19th centuries).
- Obi Tempura
Obi tempura was first prepared during the early years of the Edo period (17th century) using sardines, horse mackerel, Spanish mackerel, and other popular types of fish. Savor the slightly sweet taste and fluffy texture of this distinctive delicacy.
- Performances of Taihei-odori (a traditional folk dance)
Taihei-odori is a traditional folk dance first performed in Obi during the Genroku period (around 1700) and has been handed down to this day.
Volunteers put on performances of this folk dance to cater to requests by tourists and local residents. (Performances are held from the end of April to the beginning of May.)
- By air:
- Haneda Airport - Miyazaki Airport; 1 hour 35 minutes
- Miyazaki Airport - Obi Station; 1 hour 30 minutes by train
- Official website of the city of Nichinan