Miyazaki City is located in the central part of
Miyazaki Prefecture and is the rail terminal city
for southeastern Kyushu as well as the government
and economic capital of the prefecture. Due to the
mild weather, phoenix trees and palm trees can be
seen everywhere, which gives the city the
atmosphere of a bright southern resort. The place
to see in the city is Miyazaki-jingu Shrine, built
deep in the woods, with a Torii gate (shrine gate)
made from simple, plain wood. It is a very unique
shrine as it is built only with cedar.
Heiwadai-koen Park is northwest of the shrine. Sixty meters above sea level, the park commands a superb view of the city and the Sea of Hyuga.
Tachibana-dori Street on the west side of JR Miyazaki Station is the city's main street. Prefectural government offices, banks, department stores, and souvenir shops line the street, and it is always crowded with shoppers.
Northeast of the city, on Hitotsuba Beach, stands Sea Gaia, which has a golf course, tennis courts, the Miyazaki City Phoenix Zoo, and the World Convention Center Summit, which provides space for international conventions. Hotels, cottages, and condominiums are also part of the facility. There is a free shuttle bus between the facilities.