One of the oddest sights on 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 886-0001, Japan
Cosmo Dome Planetarium
For the starry-eyed out there, visit the planetarium for one of the indoor screenings, or check the calendar on the website to come for a live nighttime star viewing and mythology explanation (website is Japanese only). You can also find out more by clicking here.
Location: 北きりしまコスモドーム (map)
8577-18 Minaminishikata, Kobayashi, Miyazaki 886-0005, Japan
Website: http://cosmodome.ec-net.jp/ http://cms.city.kobayashi.lg.jp/display.php?cont=131224151207
Suki Murando Horse and Dolphin Farm (すきむらんど)
Contrary to the name, there are no horses or dolphins here. Instead, you’ll find a quaint little art gallery with 3 annexes: craft, photography, and art. In addition to the gallery, you’ll find an unagi restaurant, a hiking trail, an onsen, and even summer canoe rentals!
Location: 〒886-0112 宮崎県小林市須木下田412-6 (map)
Cosmos Stock Farm is a “family park” about 10 minutes out from Kobayashi. Horses, Cows, Rabbits, Goats and a pretty good view of Kobayashi City. Entry is 100 yen. There’s a yakiniku restaurant there, which apparently isn’t too expensive.
Legend has it that a mother jumped over the fall with her child, hence the name “Mother and Child.” Despite the sad story, this fall is a very beautiful sight.