Nestled right along the Miyazaki side of the Kirishima Mountain Range, the Nishimoro region contains Ebino and Kobayashi city. A little off the beaten path, it still has its fair share of exciting festivals and hides some great spots for nature enthusiasts.
Suki Murando Horse and Dolphin Farm (すきむらんど) In addition to an art gallery, you’ll find an unagi restaurant, a hiking trail, an onsen, and even summer canoe rentals! You can camp, rent bungalows, or stay in a traditional Japanese style house. Location: 〒886-0112 宮崎県小林市須木下田412-6 (map) Website: http://www.sukimuland.jp/ TEL: 0984-48-2480
Inyoseki Shrine One of the oddest sights in all of Miyazaki , this shrine boasts a rock naturally shaped like a phallus. There’s also a small museum (enter at your own risk). Back in its day it was a great attraction for newly-weds and those trying to have kids. Free entry. Location: 陰陽石 3332-5 Higashikata, Kobayashi, Miyazaki … Continue reading Sights & Attractions
Suki Falls A beautiful waterfall and campground in Suki Village just outside of Kobayashi! You can walk across a bridge and get a fantastic view of the falls. Particularly beautiful with fall foliage, don’t miss out! Location: 967-61 Sukishimoda, Kobayashi-shi, Miyazaki-ken, Japan (map) Website: cms.city.kobayashi.lg.jp Inyoseki One of the oddest sights in all of Miyazaki … Continue reading Outdoors
Ocotanpeko Coffee Shop (コーヒーショップ オコタンペコ） The biggest perk about this place are the lovely owners. Sit at the counter if you’d like to chat! They have great chicken Nanban, and a long list of pastas and other typical café dishes. Hours: Closed Monday. Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-19:00. Sunday 10:00-17:00 Location: 561-5 Magata, Kobayashi, Miyazaki 886-0007, Japan (map) TEL: +81 984-23-5945 KoroKoro Cafe … Continue reading Food & Drinks
Maehara Clinic (Behind Plasse Daiwa) is a bone hospital where they do x-rays for bone damage and physiotherapy as part of your medication. (A) Fukiyama ENT Clinic Is located near Kobayashi Senior High School. Turn right in front of the school when heading towards Ebino on the 221 bypass. The clinic has the best reputation … Continue reading Health & Fitness
Cosmos Festival (October) Kobayashi’s biggest festival is held in the month of October once the Cosmos flowers bloom at Ikoma Plateau. The fields are open for viewing almost all year long, but the big event takes place in Mid October. Complete with live music and a stunning fireworks display over the cosmos fields, this festival … Continue reading Festivals
Travel Agencies Miyazaki Tour Service One of three branches in Miyazaki where every type of tour or activity available in the entire prefecture can be booked. Located across the road from Kobayashi Senior High School. Location: 〒886-0004 宮崎県小林市細野288-1 (map) Hours: 9am-6pm, closed on Sundays Website: http://www.mtour.co.jp/ TEL: 0984-23-5551