Located about an hour from Hyuga via the 327 (and an hour from everywhere else as well), Morotsuka is a cozy little retreat from the everyday world.
Despite its size, Morotsuka has much to offer. Perched against mountain slopes, Morotsuka is filled with beautiful and challenging hikes for the outdoor adventurer. Morotsuka is also very proud of its myriad of events, which it manages despite having a minimal population of about 2,000 people.
A-Coop A good selection of food. Closes at 6pm. Location: 大字 番地, 4336-6 Eshiro, Morotsuka, Higashiusuki District, Miyazaki Prefecture 883-1301 (map) Website: http://www.acoopmz.com/ TEL: 0982-65-0422 I-Shop (アイショップ） Basic convenience store. Location: 〒883-1301 Miyazaki Prefecture, Higashiusuki District, Morotsuka, Eshiro, 2639−15 (map) TEL: 0982-65-0112 Morocco House Local products (shochu, shiitake, tea), as well as handmade goods and souvenirs. Location: 2640-3 Eshiro, Morotsuka-son, Higashiusuki-gun, … Continue reading Shopping
Being very small, Morotsuka does not have a wealth of medical facilities. If its not an emergency, you may want to look for facilities in larger cities. But if you have an emergency, these clinics will get the job done. Morotsuka Clinic Located near the main visitors centers and Donkotei Restaurant. Location: 〒883-1301 Miyazaki Prefecture, Higashiusuki … Continue reading Health & Fitness
Ikenokubo Green Park (池の久保グリーンパーク) A great place to rent log houses, have BBQs, play mini-golf, make your way through an obstacle course, and enjoy nature. The cabins are really nice and have full kitchens, fireplaces, and bathrooms. The Cassiopeia cabin even has a stargazing observatory! Location: 3574-2 Eshiro, Morotsuka, Higashiusuki District, Miyazaki Prefecture 883-1301 (map) Website: http://www.morotsuka-tourism.jp/log-house.php … Continue reading Lodging
Gyanasai Summer Festival Kicking off in September, this is a large summer festival. The name comes from old Morotsuka-ben for genki! Village Culture Festival (村民文化祭) This festival takes place in November, and there’s usually a lot of interesting performances and things to see. The entire village gym is also taken up with crafts on display … Continue reading Festivals
Ikenokubo Green Park (池の久保グリーンパーク) A great place to rent log houses, have BBQs, play mini-golf, make your way through an obstacle course, and enjoy nature. Location: 3574-2 Eshiro, Morotsuka, Higashiusuki District, Miyazaki Prefecture 883-1301 (map) Website: http://www.morotsuka-tourism.jp/log-house.php TEL: 0982-65-0526 Kurodake Mountain (黒岳山) The tallest mountain around, Kurodake offers some challenging hikes for the determined outdoorsman. Morotsuka Mountain (諸塚山) The second-tallest … Continue reading Outdoors
Ekubotei (えくぼ亭) Located near the Ikenobo Green Park, this restaurant is only open on weekends and holidays. You can make reservations through the Morotsuka Village Tourism Association. Location: 〒883-1301 宮崎県東臼杵郡諸塚村大字家代3574-2 (map) TEL: 0982-65-0526 Donkotei (どんこ亭) For a tasty treat, try this delightful restaurant with local foods and an 800円 lunch buffet. After a meal, you can then … Continue reading Food & Drinks