Toi-misaki Visitor Center

Miyazaki, Kyushu

A cape where you will feel comforted with 130cm-tall wild horses living freely and nature beautiful in each season

Cape Toi projecting into the Pacific Ocean is at the southernmost part of the Nichinan-kaigan Coast. Its natural environment has been well preserved. The white lighthouse standing on the cliff 255 meters above sea level has been watching out for the safety of marine traffic since 1929 when it was first lighted. Cape Toi Visiter Center is situated in this rich natural environment.

The main feature of the place is wild horses called Misaki-uma. It is said that the Misaki-uma are the descendants of army horses left grazing by Manabe Clan that governed the district from the last half of the 16th century during the Edo Period. They then became wild and are now designated as a Natural Monument in 1958 as pure horses indigenous to Japan. Misaki-uma is as small as 130cm both in height and length and famous for their loveliness.

The center exhibits a diorama depicting the place during the Edo Period and a large 120-inch screen to display the ecology of Misaki-uma and landscape scenes on the cape in four seasons. There is a natural forest of about 3000 cycad trees. Feeling as if you are strolling through a tropical forest is one of the pleasures of traveling the place.


42-1 Ono, Kushima, Miyazaki
9:00-17:00(-19:00 during Fire Festival)
Admission Fee
310yen (adults); 200 yen (elementary/junior-high school students)
Mondays (On the following day if Monday falls on a national holiday)

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