Miyakonojo (都城市)

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’.

Useful Links for Living in the ‘Jo

Miyakonojo City (English page)
Miyakonojo Useful Information
Miyakonojo Google Map
都城外人と仲間 Miyakonojo Gaijin and Friends Facebook Group

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.