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Mochio Park 母智丘公園

Mochio Park Mochio Park
Mochio Park Mochio Park

A playground and picnic areas

Mochio Park is most famous for its amazing show of cherry blossoms during late March and April. But there's a lot more you can enjoy throughout the year, making it a great day trip.

Quick Facts

Mochio Park is listed as one of Japan's "Top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Sites"

Kumaso Square has a playground and lawn area that kids love

How to Get There

Mochio Park is accessible via a 20-minute bus ride from Miyakonojo Station; get off at Yokoichi.

By car: from Miyazaki, exit the Miyakonojo IC of the Miyazaki Expressway toward downtown Miyakonojo, and after about 20 minutes, turn right at the Nakamachi intersection onto the city road Mochigaoka-dori Line. From there, follow the road for about 10 minutes to reach Mochio Park. The journey takes about 30 minutes from the Miyakonojo IC.

A family-friendly park

Head further into Mochio Park to find Kumaso Plaza, a playground and lawn area. Children will love the playground equipment like slides and swings. Bring your lunch and eat in the plaza for a full day of fun.

From the park's observation deck you can see the magnificent Kirishima mountain range.

The park's shrine

Visit Mochi Shrine, found up the path through rows of cherry trees, to receive blessings for matchmaking and safe childbirth. There are many huge rocks in the park which were discovered during the reconstruction of the shrine after it had been buried under ashes from nearby volcano eruptions.

Include the falls

Mochio Park is a charming place to enjoy spectacular scenery, play on a playground, or picnic in the plaza, but you can combine your visit with a trip to nearby Sekinoo Falls in Sekinoo Park for an even fuller day. From the suspension bridge at Sekinoo Falls, one of Japan's top 100 falls, visitors can get a close-up view of the roaring drop and be bathed in its spray.

* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.


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