Hello. Is it meat you’re looking for?

Get your tare sauce ready, Miyakonojo’s annual Yakiniku Festival is coming up on the 7th of October! The festival showcases Miyazaki beef and celebrates Miyakonojo as “the best place for meat in Japan” (which it definitely is). But instead of just telling you about it, we’ll let some Miyakonojo and southern Miyazaki locals do the talking. We’re sure you won’t want to miss the biggest fireworks and meat festival in Kyushu after you hear our seven guests’ favourite things about the event…

Yakiniku Poster When: October 7th, 11:00am – 8:00pm
Where: Kannon-ike Park, Freedom Plaza, Takajo, Miyakonojo. (map)
Cost: Reserved table and meat package tickets cost ¥2,000.
But if you don’t mind waiting for a table to open up, the event and grill use is free, and you can buy meat packages at various stalls on the premises.
Transport: There will be shuttle buses running between Miyakonojo Station and the festival grounds. A schedule can be found here, but only in Japanese. Contact MAJET at miyazakiajet@gmail.com for translation services.

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Block 11 Event- Fireworks in Yatsushiro!

For those of you who don’t know, Miyazaki is a member of AJET Block 11, along with Kumamoto, Kagoshima, and Okinawa prefectures. Our Block Rep, CJ Fischer, really wants to help get us all together for some interprefectural events this year, and he’s just set up our first one!

Our first Block event will be on Saturday, October 15th. We will be meeting in Yastushiro, Kumamoto to attend the Yatsushiro National Fireworks Festival! With around 30 famous pyrotechnicians from all over Japan competing for the best displays, it is sure to be an incredible night! The show begins at 6pm and continues until 8pm, and is easily accessible from Yatsushiro station.

If you want to come and meet your peers from Kumamoto, Kagoshima, and Okinawa, please check out the event on the Block 11 Facebook page. From there, you’ll be able to organize carpools, tatami shares, etc. to help make the most of your weekend!

This is just the first of many events Block 11 will be hosting this year. We hope to see you there, but if not, there will be more opportunities, so keep an eye out!