Miyazaki Prefecture

Miyazaki Prefecture (宮崎県 Miyazaki-ken) is a prefecture of Japan on the island of Kyushu.[1] The capital is the city of Miyazaki.

Miyazaki Prefecture

宮崎県
Japanese transcription(s)
 • Japanese宮崎県
 • RōmajiMiyazaki-ken
Flag of Miyazaki Prefecture

Flag
Official logo of Miyazaki Prefecture

Symbol
Location of Miyazaki Prefecture
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
IslandKyushu
CapitalMiyazaki (city)
SubdivisionsDistricts: 6, Municipalities: 26
Government
 • GovernorShunji Kōno
Area
 • Total7,735.32 km2 (2,986.62 sq mi)
Area rank14th
Population
 (June 1, 2019)
 • Total1,073,054
 • Rank37th
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeJP-45
Websitewww.pref.miyazaki.lg.jp
Symbols
BirdIjima copper pheasant (Phasianus soemmerringii ijimae)
FlowerHamayu (Crinum asiaticum var. japonicum)
TreePhoenix palm (Phoenix canariensis)

History

Historically, after the Meiji Restoration, Hyūga Province was renamed Miyazaki Prefecture.[2]

Geography

Miyazaki Prefecture is on the eastern coast of the island of Kyushu, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean to the south and east, Ōita Prefecture to the north, and Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectures to the west. It is one of only two locations on Earth where the fungus Chorioactis geaster is found.[3] Miyazaki is the home of the hyuganatsu fruit.

As of 31 March 2019, 12% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks, namely the Kirishima-Kinkōwan National Park; Kyūshū Chūō Sanchi, Nichinan Kaigan, Nippō Kaigan, and Sobo-Katamuki Quasi-National Parks; and Mochio-Sekinoo, Osuzu, Saitobaru-Sugiyasukyō, Sobo Katamuki, Wanitsuka, and Yatake Kōgen Prefectural Natural Parks.[4][5]

Ooyodogawa River
Ōyodo River in Miyazaki City
Toimisaki Sotetu Kuma Miyazaki
Cape Toi, habitat of Cycas revoluta (Sotetsu)

Cities

Map of Miyazaki Prefecture Ja
Map of Miyazaki Prefecture
     City      Town      Village

Nine cities are in Miyazaki Prefecture:

Districts

These are the towns and villages of each district:

Mergers

Sports

The sports teams listed below are based in Miyazaki.

Football (soccer)

Basketball (Bj League)

  • Miyazaki Shining Suns (Miyazaki City)

Transportation

Rail

Bus

  • Miyazaki Kōtsu

Airport

Miyazaki Airport Feb 2008
Miyazaki Airport

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Miyazaki prefecture" at Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 651, p. 651, at Google Books.
  2. ^ Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780, p. 780, at Google Books.
  3. ^ Nagao H, Kurogi S, Kiyota E, Sasatomi K (2009). "Kumanasamuha geaster sp. nov., an anamorph of Chorioactis geaster from Japan" (PDF). Mycologia. 101 (6): 871–877. doi:10.3852/08-121. PMID 19927753.
  4. ^ 自然公園都道府県別面積総括 [General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture] (PDF) (in Japanese). Ministry of the Environment. 31 March 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  5. ^ 宮崎の国定公園・県立自然公園 [Quasi-National and Prefectural Natural Parks of Miyazaki] (in Japanese). Miyazaki Prefecture. Retrieved 12 August 2019.

References

External links

Video Footage

The following travel- and tourism-related videos were shot and provided by video artist egawauemon.

Coordinates: 32°1′N 131°21′E / 32.017°N 131.350°E

Asahigaoka Station (Miyazaki)

Asahigaoka Station (旭ヶ丘駅, Asahigaoka-eki) is a railway station in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan. It is operated by of JR Kyushu and is on the Nippō Main Line.

Hasugaike Station

Hasugaike Station (蓮ヶ池駅, Hasugaike-eki) is a railway station in Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. It is operated by of JR Kyushu and is on the Nippō Main Line.

Higashi-Tsuno Station

Higashi-Tsuno Station (東都農駅, Higashi-Tsuno-eki) is a railway station in Tsuno, Miyazaki, Japan. It is operated by of JR Kyushu and is on the Nippō Main Line.

Hyūga-Kutsukake Station

Hyūga-Kutsukake Station (日向沓掛駅, Hyūga-Kutsukake-eki) is a railway station in Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. It is operated by of JR Kyushu and is on the Nippō Main Line.

Hyūga Province

Hyūga Province (日向国, Hyūga no kuni) was an old province of Japan on the east coast of Kyūshū, corresponding to the modern Miyazaki Prefecture. It was sometimes called Nisshū (日州) or Kōshū (向州). Hyūga bordered on Bungo, Higo, Ōsumi, and Satsuma Province.

The ancient capital was near Saito.

Kadogawa Station

Kadogawa Station (門川駅, Kadogawa-eki) is a railway station in Kadogawa, Miyazaki, Japan. It is operated by of JR Kyushu and is on the Nippō Main Line.

Kanō Station (Miyazaki)

Kanō Station (加納駅, Kanō-eki) is a railway station is a railway station in Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. It is operated by of JR Kyushu and is on the Nippō Main Line.

Kiyotake Station

Kiyotake Station (清武駅, Kiyotake-eki) is a railway station in Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. It is operated by of JR Kyushu and is on the Nippō Main Line.

Kyushu Chūō Expressway

The Kyushu Chūō Expressway (九州中央自動車道, Kyūshū-Chūō Jidōsha-dō) is an incomplete two-lane national expressway in that crosses the island of Kyushu, namely in Kumamoto Prefecture and Miyazaki Prefecture. It is owned and operated primarily by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), but has a short section maintained and tolled by the West Nippon Expressway Company at its western terminus at the Kyushu Expressway. The route is signed E77 under MLIT's "2016 Proposal for Realization of Expressway Numbering."

Mimi River (Japan)

Mimi River is a river of Japan. It flows through the Miyazaki Prefecture. There is cascade of six dams built on the river with two dams in the upstream basin of the Tsukabaru Dam and three dams (Yamasubaru Dam, Saigo Dam, and Ouchibaro Dam) on the downstream.

Minami-Hyūga Station

Minami-Hyūga Station (南日向駅, Minami-Hyūga-eki) is a railway station in Hyūga, Miyazaki, Japan. It is operated by of JR Kyushu and is on the Nippō Main Line.

Minami-Miyazaki Station

Minami-Miyazaki Station (南宮崎駅, Minami-Miyazaki-eki) is a railway station in Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. It is operated by of JR Kyushu and is the junction between the Nippō Main Line to Kagoshima in the southwest and the Nichinan Line to Shibushi in the south of Kyushu.

Miyakonojō Station

Miyakonojō Station (都城駅, Miyakonojō-eki) is a railway station on the Nippō Main Line and Kitto Line in Miyakonojō, Miyazaki, Japan, operated by Kyushu Railway Company.

Miyazaki Airport

Miyazaki Airport (宮崎空港, Miyazaki Kūkō) (IATA: KMI, ICAO: RJFM) is an airport located 3.2 km (2.0 mi) south southeast of Miyazaki, a city in the Miyazaki Prefecture of Japan.

The second floor has the head office of Solaseed Air.

Nishi-Miyakonojō Station

Nishi-Miyakonojō Station (西都城駅, Nishi-Miyakonojō-eki) is a railway station of JR Kyushu Nippō Main Line in Miyakonojō, Miyazaki, Japan.

Nyutabaru Air Base

Nyutabaru Air Base (新田原基地, Nyūtabaru Kitch) (ICAO: RJFN) is a military aerodrome of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. It is located 10.5 NM (19.4 km; 12.1 mi) north of Miyazaki in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan.

Tano Station (Miyazaki)

Tano Station (田野駅, Tano-eki) is a railway station in Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. It is operated by of JR Kyushu and is on the Nippō Main Line.

Ōno River

The Ōno River (大野川, Ōno-gawa) is a river that originates in Ōita Prefecture, Japan. After running through the southern and central portions of Ōita Prefecture, it runs through the eastern part of Kumamoto Prefecture and the northern part of Miyazaki Prefecture.

The Hakusui Dam, constructed in 1938, stands on the river.

Ōyodo River

The Ōyodo River (大淀川, Ōyodo-gawa) is a river which runs through Kagoshima Prefecture and Miyazaki Prefecture in Japan and ultimately drains into the Pacific Ocean.

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