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trip by rental car Spring

Miyazaki Airport

Miyazaki Airport offers a wide range of services to arriving visitors. The Information Center is located on the first floor in the Domestic Arrival lobby. From here, you can request pick-up service from one of several nearby rental car companies. Rental cars can be booked in advance or on that day at the Information Center. Furthermore, Miyazaki Airport offers internet service and phone charging, plus “hands-free” sightseeing services which allow you to enjoy sightseeing without worrying about your luggage.Please feel free to use these services.

For prices of “Hands-free” services, check out the airport’s website:

About 45 minutes later by car…

Tarumizu Park

At this park, you can enjoy the Sakura (cherry blossoms) which bloom in spring in Japan. You can see them from the end of March to the beginning of April. This park is located on the top of a little mountain from which you can view the Kirishima mountains. There is also a 1 km Sakura tunnel that you can drive through. During Sakura season, Tarumizu Park hosts an annual Sakura Festival.

About 45 minutes later by car…

Amagajo Park

You also can enjoy Sakura at Amagajo Park. There are over 1,300 Sakura trees which were planted over 40 years old. Any location with over a thousand Sakura earns the title of “Senbon Zakura” (a thousand Sakura). The best time to see the Sakura is from the end of March to the beginning of April. This park also has 50,000 azaleas, which bloom an impressive deep red flower next to the Sakura. This park has an elevation of 120m, so the view is outstanding. This park also has sports facilities like a baseball field and gym, the Amagajo History Folklore Museum,a roller slider, a putter golf area, and the Amagajo teahouse.

About 1 hour later by car…

Saitobaru Burial Mounds(cherry blossoms at night)

This ancient site, surrounded by nature, is home to 323 ancient burial mounds. It is said that these mounds were made around 1,700 years ago during the Kofun-era of Japan. It was designated as a National Special Historic Site by the Japanese government in 1952. In spring, you can enjoy over 2,000 cherry blossom trees and a field full of rapeseed flowers. In summer, you can appreciate sun flowers, and in autumn, you can enjoy cosmos flowers in a variety of colors.

Be sure to venture inside the mystifying “Devil’s Cave,” mound #206, if you have time.

Translated by Talbot Cullen/ Mai