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)
One of the oddest sights in all of Miyazaki , this rock is naturally shaped like a phallus. There’s also a small museum (enter at your own risk) and a shrine nearby. Back in its day it was a great attraction for newly-weds and those trying to have kids.
Location: 陰陽石 3332-5 Higashikata, Kobayashi, Miyazaki 886-0001, Japan (map)
Sannomiya Gorge (map)
About a 10 to 15 minute drive heading toward Suki and the same turn-off as Inyoseki. A very nice walk through a 1km series of 11 rock tunnels. Don’t miss out.
Mamako Waterfall (須木の滝) (map)
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.
Sougou Sport’s Park (map)
Kobayashi’s Sougou Sports Park offers a competition size track (which you have to pay to use) but there is a free course that goes around the complex, as well as a smaller upper track that has a fantastic view of the Kirishima Mountains. There is also an indoor / outdoor swimming pool you can use for ¥400 per swim. Great tennis courts (¥300/use), soccer and baseball fields, and a really cool obstacle course.
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)