Mimata (三股町)

Surrounded by farm fields, Mimata is a small town on the southeast side of Miyakonojo. While it is much smaller than it’s neighbour, the community in Mimata is very friendly and strong. Many of the residents speak ‘Kitamorokata-ben’, a fast and extremely abbreviated version of Japanese and take great delight in teaching the dialect to the handful of foreigners who live there.

City Website: http://www.town.mimata.lg.jp/ (Japanese only)
Tourism Website: http://www.town.mimata.lg.jp/kanko/ (English and Japanese)