Miyazaki Prefecture’s largest city is Miyakonojo. It is a flatland-bound sprawl, nestled in between the picturesque Kirishima mountain range. Miyakonojo is a green, fertile hub that makes good use of the flatter areas to farm gobou (‘burdock’, 牛蒡), various meats and bell peppers. Resident foreigners often refer to it as ‘the Jo’.
The categories below are made up of recommendations from JETs in Miyakonojo and elsewhere in Miyazaki. For an even more comprehensive guide to living in Miyakonojo, please check out Miyakonojo City’s Guide for Foreigners Living in Miyakonojo.
City Website: http://www.city.miyakonojo.miyazaki.jp/ (Japanese), http://cms.city.miyakonojo.miyazaki.jp/ (English)
Tourism Website: http://cms.city.miyakonojo.miyazaki.jp/sightseeing/