Miyazaki

Restaurant Guide in Miyazaki

Miyazaki prefecture is located in the southeastern part of Kyushu. Its capital is Miyazaki city. The climate features notably longer hours of sunlight and higher precipitation compared to the national average. Precipitation is especially high in the Ebino Plateau known for the cobalt blue Fudo-ike lake and Wanitsukayama mountain. The ski slope in Kyushu moun

tains is the southern-most natural ski slope in Japan, but the weather in the flatland area is warm and it seldom snows there. Miyazaki is one of the leading agricultural prefectures in Japan and known for the super early crop of rice grown by taking advantage of the warm weather. Forced growing of vegetables and fruits in green houses is thriving, and production of daikon radishes, cucumbers and green peppers from winter to spring is one of the highest in Japan. It is also one of the leading prefectures of livestock breeding with high production volume of both dairy and beef cows, as well as pigs and chickens. Also, since Mr. Hideo Higashikokubaru who served as the 17th mayor of Miyazaki from 2007 to 2011 took advantage of Japan’s media effect, mango from Miyazaki has gained greater popularity. Miyazaki also produces shochu such as imo shochu made with sweet potatoes and soba shochu made with buckwheat. As for the sightseeing, the city of Nichinan is a resort area that was once incredibly popular among newlywed couples as a honeymoon destination. Even now, Nichinan's coastline is a popular driving course, and Aoshima known for the national natural monument, “Ogre's washboard,” is here as well. The gigantic resort facility SEAGAIA in Miyazaki city signifies the tropical land of Miyazaki where visitors can enjoy themselves by swimming in the ocean, surfing, or playing golf. hiyajiru (cold soup) is Miyazaki’s signature dish. This dish is prepared by adding soup stock to fish paste, miso, and other ingredients and pouring it over a bowl of cold boiled barley. In recent years, chicken namban and meat wrapped onigiri are also becoming popular.

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