Featuring three separate shrines, multiple red torii tunnels you can walk through and photograph, and a beautiful tropical forest path, Miyazaki Shrine is much more than just a place of great historical significance.
You can get there via bus, train, car, or taxi. It is about 10–15 minutes north of the city center.
By train from Miyazaki Station, go north on the Nippou Main Line and get off at Miyazaki Jingu Station. You will see a giant shrine gate from the station's exit. It will take you less than 15 minutes to get to the shrine. It is about 15 minutes from the city center by car, taxi, or bus.
According to ancient Japanese records, Miyazaki Shrine is dedicated to Emperor Jimmu, Japan's first emperor. This is where Japanese civilization began, and it is why Miyazaki holds an important place in Japanese ancient history.
Historical facts aside, it is a beautiful shrine set amid some of the most lush, tranquil forests you could imagine.
The main shrine gate and the path to the shrine
Walking under these gates not only looks cool in photos but is also supposed to bring your business good luck.
If you have the chance, throw yourself into Japanese culture and make a wish by writing on a wooden block, known as ema, and hang it up with all the other wishes.
You can spend a few hours at Miyazaki Shrine just strolling around and enjoying the cool surroundings. If you are feeling spiritually reinvigorated, you could make it a day trip and combine it with a visit to Aoshima Shrine, located by the sea.