All About Japan

There's a Touching Story Behind These Flowers

The background story of the man who planted these pink flowers in Miyazaki Prefecture is just as beautiful as the flowers themselves.

5 Ways to Unwind at the Phoenix Seagaia Resort

With so many amazing activities for all ages—from golf and hot springs to zoos a Pokémon hunt—here are our Top 5 reasons to make your way to this one-of-a-kind resort in Miyazaki!

Tour Miyazaki through 6 Incredible Videos

Ancient shrines, traditional crafts, horseback riding, surfing, golf, great food and more all crammed against some of the most picturesque coastline you could hope to see. This is Miyazaki!

47 Souvenirs from All 47 Prefectures!

Traveling around Japan but don't know what souvenir to buy from each region? We've got you covered with this crazy list of our Top 47 'omiyage' from each of the nation's 47 prefectures!

Better Know Your Shochu

Learn more about the history, varieties and drinking customs of one of the most typical Japanese alcoholic beverages.

5 Real Homemade Cafés Around Miyazaki & Saito

Miyazaki City and its northern sister Saito City offer plenty of prime cafés catering to tourists flocking to this beach-bounded, history-heavy area.

The 5 Most Beautiful Villages in Kyushu

Explore Southern Japan's rural charm as we take a mini-tour of Kyushu's beautiful villages.

Mamoru Oshii Reveals His Top Miyazaki Film

The Ghost in the Shell director makes an unexpected pick for a characteristic reason.

9 Gorgeous Out-of-the-Way Spots in Kyushu

Kyushu is home to beautiful beaches, smoking volcanoes, bubbling hot springs—and a whole lot more!

Visiting the Cradle of Japan

Miyazaki occupies a special place in Japanese history for a mountain town called Takachiho. For it was here the deity Ninigi-no-Mikoto, grandson of the sun goddess Amaterasu, is said to have descended to Earth.

5 Kyushu Shrines You Can't Miss

Shinto shrines can be found just about everywhere in Japan. But shrines in Kyushu are special, because Kyushu is, according to legend, home to the first places where the Shinto gods descended to Earth.

Throw 'Undama' at This Seaside Shrine

Udo Shrine in Miyazaki features a fun way to gain some good fortune!

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