Health & Fitness

Hospitals and Clinics

Eto Clinic えとうクリニック
Dr. Eto is a friendly English speaking doctor. He specializes in internal medicine. If he can’t help you then he can put you in touch with someone who can. Eto Clinic is open weekdays until 6:00 PM and Saturday mornings until 12:00 PM. Walk-ins are fine, but there is sometimes a wait. Eto Clinic is located between Shimamura and K’s Denki in Nichinan.
Location: えとう循環器科・内科 (map)
3 Chome-7-43 Agatanishi, Nichinan-shi, Miyazaki-ken 889-2536
TEL: 0987-23-1125

Era Clinic 江良皮膚泌尿器科医院
A dermatology clinic located just a few blocks past Kawano Clinic. It is open from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM and 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM most days. Saturdays are mornings only, Sundays are closed, and Wednesdays have special hours. Walk-ins only. Always busy.
Location: 江良形成外科・皮膚科 (map)
1 Chome-5-29 Sonoda, Nichinan-shi, Miyazaki-ken 887-0012
TEL: 0987-23-2562

Kawagoe Seikei Geka 川越整形外科
Handles physiotherapy and injury related ailments. It is located in Nichinan near Mos Burger and Tanaka Kenshindoku. No appointment is necessary.
Location: Kawagoe Orthopedic Surgery (map)
〒889-2541 Miyazaki-ken, Nichinan-shi, Agatahigashi, 11 Chome−9−18
TEL: 0987-22-4321

Kawano Clinic 河野医院
Dr. Kawano is very personable and speaks decent English. No appointment is necessary and there is rarely a wait on weekdays. Kawano Clinic is open Monday-Saturday from 8:30-5:30 with daily closures from noon to 2:00 PM. It is located close to Aburatsu Station. If you follow the road straight through the first big intersection, you’ll find it on your right. And, if you work out at Excel, you might just run into him there!
Location: Kawano Clinic (map)
〒887-0013 Miyazaki-ken, Nichinan-shi, Kiyama, 1 Chome−5−13
TEL: 0987-23-4155

Prefectural Hospital 宮崎県立日南病院
Hospital Located in Aburatsu. Has a variety of specialists and has an emergency center for late night things.  Call before going.
Location: Kenritsunichinan Hospital (map)
1 Chome-9-5 Kiyama, Nichinan-shi, Miyazaki-ken 887-0013, Japan
TEL: 0987-23-3111

Taniguchi Hospital 谷口病院
If you need to get a refill on any mental-health related prescriptions, this is the only place in town you can get them.  Must call in advance to make an appointment.  Bringing a Japanese person/high level Japanese speaker is advised.
Location: Taniguchi Hospital (map)
Japan, 〒887-0034 Miyazaki-ken, Nichinan-shi, Kazeda, 3861
TEL: 0987-23-1331

Yamamoto Hospital 山元病院
Dr. Yamamoto is a general practitioner of half-German, half-Japanese descent who speaks English fluently. She is very nice and a good listener. You can walk in anytime during the opening hours of Monday to Friday 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Saturday the hours are 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM. It is fine to go there on your own. When a person with limited Japanese arrives, the reception staff with automatically call Dr. Yamamoto. Yamamoto Hospital is walking distance from the Nichinan Station and City Hall.
Location: Yamamoto Hospital (map)
〒887-0021 Miyazaki-ken, Nichinan-shi, Chūōdōri, 1 Chome−10−15
TEL: 0987-23-4815


Mori Dental 森歯科医院
Several local ALTs have used this clinic. You can get your cleanings done in one visit.
Location: 森歯科医院 (map)
Japan, 〒887-0021 Miyazaki-ken, Nichinan-shi, Chūōdōri, 1 Chome−3, 宮崎県日南市中央通1丁目3−17
TEL:  0987-23-3231

Tajima Dental Clinic 田島歯科医院
Good Dental Clinic.  Cleanings take 2-3 visits.
Location: Tajima Dental Clinic (map)
Japan, 〒887-0013 Miyazaki-ken, Nichinan-shi, Kiyama, 2 Chome−5−30
TEL: 0987-23-7822

Sports & Fitness

Excel Fitness Center
This gym is run by a husband and wife who are both bodybuilders. It’s a small gym with limited machines but all the free weights you may need. They also have stationary bikes, step masters, and treadmills. Monthly and annual memberships are available. Annual membership is ¥25,000 and discounted to ¥15,000 for night-time members (5:00 PM and later) or if you join in a group of five or more. They also offer one time entrance fees, for 500 yen. Open weekdays from 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM and weekends from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Closed on Thursdays. Phone: (0987) 22-3003.
Location: エクセル健康教室 (map)
〒889-2533 Miyazaki-ken, Nichinan-shi, Hoshikura, 3 Chome−3−13
TEL: 0987-22-3003

Located across from the Athletic Park. It offers a wide variety of machines, but free weights only go up to 20kg. One day entrance fees are 300 yen. This gym has quite unusual hours, open from 10:00-12:00 and 15:00-21:00 on Monday to Saturday.
Location: フィットネスクラブZERO―1 (map)
〒887-0015 Miyazaki-ken, Nichinan-shi, Hirano, 1498−18
TEL: (0987) 23-1025 / 090-5937-7854.

Lanai Sports Club
This is a large fitness center located in Aburatsu, equipped with a gym, indoor pool, dance studio, sauna, etc. The facilities are gauged much more towards families, but anyone is welcome to join. The staff are very friendly, and one of them speaks excellent English. Hours are 10:00 – 21:30 Monday-Saturday.
Location: ラナイスポーツクラブ (map)
〒887-0012 Miyazaki-ken, Nichinan-shi, Sonoda, 2 Chome−12−17
TEL: 0987-27-3700

Nichinan City General Athletic Park 日南総合運動公園
has a track, baseball field, indoor basketball courts, facilities for martial arts, etc.  There is an adult kyudo club that practices Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 19:30-21:00. There is a fee to use many of the facilities. Please call to inquire. Phone: (0987) 22-5050.
Location: Nichinan Sports Park (map)
〒889-2524 Miyazaki-ken, Nichinan-shi, Tonotokoro, 宮崎県日南市平野
TEL: 0978-22-5050


Arashi no Yu 嵐の湯
After climbing up Sun Messe’s steep hills and paths, relax by taking a dip in Arashi no Yu’s relaxing mineral waters.
Location: 嵐の湯日南海岸モ・アイ (map)
Japan, 〒889-2401 Miyazaki-ken, Nichinan-shi, Kitagōchō Ōfujikō, 1519−3
TEL: 0987-29-1700

J’s Resort
Hotel and golf club located in Kitago. Visit for a quick dip in the onsen or stay for a relaxing weekend.
Location: ホテル ジェイズ 日南リゾート (map)
2821-1 Kitagōchō Gōnoharakō, Nichinan-shi, Miyazaki-ken 889-2402
TEL: 0987-55-3333

Kanpo no Yado かんぽの宿
In central Nichinan near the sports park, Kanpo no Yado features a variety of indoor baths, a sauna, and an outdoor bath.
Location: Kanponoyado Nichinan (map)
〒889-2533 Miyazaki-ken, Nichinan-shi, 大字星倉2228−1
TEL: 0987-22-5171

Sun Cherry Kitago サンチェリー北郷
Tucked away in the mountains, this venue is a hotel, restuarant, and onsen all rolled into one!
Location: サンチェリー北郷 (map)
Japan, 〒889-2401 Miyazaki-ken, Nichinan-shi, Kitagōchō Ōfujikō, 1519−3
TEL: 0987-55-3611