Miyazaki Prefecture is located on the eastern coast of the island of Kyushu, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean to the south and east. The capital of Miyazaki Prefecture is the city of Miyazaki.
Miyazaki Prefecture has a sub tropical climate which makes it a very popular holiday destination for many outdoor activities including golf and surfing.
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Miyazaki Prefecture is on the island of Kyushu, Japan. Miyazaki Prefecture is on the eastern coast of the island of Kyushu. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean to the south and east. The capital of Miyazaki Prefecture is the city of Miyazaki.
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Miyazaki is a coastal resort city, in Miyazaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu. Miyazaki is the capital of Miyazaki Prefecture. Miyazaki attractions include Miyazaki Jingu Shrine, Heiwadai Tower (Hakko ichiu monument), Aoshima Subtropical Botanical Garden, golf courses, Miyazaki Sea Gaia (resort) and several popular surfing beaches including Kizakihama, Aoshima, and Shirahama.
Aya Castle is a hilltop style Japanese Castle on Mt. Ryuubi in Aya Miyazaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu. In 1331 Koshiro Yoshito ordered the construction of Aya Castle, which derived its name from the term Koshiro Yoshito referred to himself, Aya. In 1577 the Shimazu clan defeated the Ito clan and gained control of Aya Castle. Niiro Hisatoki was then put in control of Aya Castle by the Shimazu clan. In 1587 Toyotomi Hideyoshi captured Aya Castle. In 1615 most of Aya Castle was destroyed under the shogunal decree of one castle per domain. In 1985 a wooden donjon (tower) was built in a style similar to one that existed at Aya Castle. This tower contains a museum.
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Mochio Park, in Miyakonojo Miyazaki Prefecture, is famous for its 2,600 cherry blossom trees including Somei Yoshino and Yaezakura (multi petaled) varieties which line both sides of the path for 2km. Mochio Park is considered one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots.