Aya (Aya-cho, Miyazaki Pref.)
A participation-type tourism destination offering visitors the chance to get in touch with an evergreen forest in the magnificent natural environment.
- (Mar. - May)
- (Jun. - Aug.)
- (Sept. - Nov.)
- (Dec. - Feb.)
- : Culture
- : Gourmet
- : Relaxation
- : Shopping
- : Scenery
- : Convenience
- Teruha Suspension Bridge
Built over the largest evergreen belt in Japan, the Teruha Suspension Bridge is a large 250-meter pedestrian cable suspension bridge measuring approximately one meter in width, suspended 142 meters above the surface of the river below. Visitors are invariably inspired by the verdure of the surrounding evergreen forest, the clear waters of the Aya Minami River, and the panoramic views of the sky. An approved forest therapy base is located in the surrounding area.
Shusen-no-Mori is an industrial and tourism theme park ideally suited to a village known for its abundant evergreens and traditional handicrafts. The theme park features a shochu (a clear liquor distilled from sweet potatoes, rice, and buckwheat, etc.) plant, a wine and local beer brewery, a sake brewing resource center, handicraft facilities (where Aya twill, pottery, woodwork, bamboo wares, glass, and more are produced), a specialty goods exhibition hall, a hot springs, and lodgings.
- Aya Castle
Aya Castle was rebuilt based on the designs of a Japanese mountain castle that was originally built here 670 years ago. The castle is made entirely of wood, and it houses a reference center outlining the history of Aya, standing as a tribute to the memory of the samurai warriors who lived here during medieval times.
- By air:
- Haneda Airport - Miyazaki Airport; 1 hour 30 minutes
- Miyazaki Airport - Aya-cho; 1 hour 10 minutes by bus
- Website of the Miyazaki Visitors and Convention Association
- http://www.kanko-miyazaki.jp/Language/kantai/(Simplified Chinese)
- http://www.kanko-miyazaki.jp/Language/hantai/(Traditional Chinese)