Health & Fitness

Hospitals and Clinics

Takachiho-cho National Health Insurance Hospital 高千穂町国民健康保険病院
One of the best hospitals in the area. If you are seriously hurt or injured, you will probably be sent here or to Kumamoto. Has some of the best surgeons in the prefecture.
Location: 高千穂町国民健康保険病院 (map)
435-1 Mitai, Takachiho-chō, Nishiusuki-gun, Miyazaki-ken 882-1101
TEL: 0982-73-1700

Dr. Sato’s Clinic 佐藤医院
Said to have English speakers.
Location: 佐藤医院 (map)
72-1 Iwato, Takachiho-chō, Nishiusuki-gun, Miyazaki-ken 882-1621
TEL: 0982-73-2010

Ibaragi Osteopathic Clinic いばらぎ整骨院(鍼灸)
This chiropractor uses electrodes and massage beds, among other devices, to relax the back (and other body parts) and can also do hands-on treatment for about ¥400-¥800 (or more), depending on the treatment. With the lack of chairs at most Japanese parties, you may want to get some back care.
Location: いばらぎ整骨院(鍼灸) (map)
1462 Mitai, Takachiho-chō, Nishiusuki-gun, Miyazaki-ken 882-1101
TEL: 0982-72-2366

Dr. Goto
Is said to be a very good dentist. He has had training in the west and can speak English. You can get your teeth cleaned there for about ¥2500 (if you bring your Japanese health insurance card along).

There are a few along the main street in town (the street that has Muga Muchuu and leads to the Takachiho Gorge), but it is probably cheaper to go to Nobeoka or Kumamoto. They advertise with giant glasses in the front of their shop, and it is hard to miss.


Iki-iki Pool いきいき温水プール
A large, heated indoor pool great for exercise. The facility is only open from 2 to 8pm.
Location: 高千穂町役場 いきいき温水プールすこやか館 (map)
〒882-1101 宮崎県西臼杵郡高千穂町大字三田井3208
TEL: 0982-72-3337


Amanoiwato Hot Spring 天岩戸温泉
Overlooking the place believed to be where Amaterasu hid herself in a cave, Amanoiwato has beautiful mountain views perfect for relaxing,
Location: 天岩戸温泉 (map)
58 Iwato, Takachiho, Nishiusuki District, Miyazaki Prefecture 882-1621

Takachiho Onsen 高千穂温泉
All of your usual onsen needs plus a good restaurant, workout gym, and even a pool.
Location: 高千穂温泉 (map)
〒882-1101 Miyazaki-ken, Nishiusuki-gun, Takachiho-chō, Mitai, 高千穂町三田井3214