Miyazaki in Japan might be a lesser known destination compared to cities like Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. But if you love summer, water sports and surfing, then Miyazaki should most definitely be on your itinerary. Here’s a quick cheat sheet on the best places to stay in Miyazaki Japan!
1. The Little Garden
On paper The Little Garden is just a three-star guesthouse, but in reality it has a great location up on the hill, overlooking the ocean and a surf break. Views from the room are simply fantastic, and you’ll feel right away at home with the great hospitality. Natural light fills up the room in the day and you wake up to the ocean greeting you. Ready to hit the surf? The owners also have boards for rental at a cheap price!
2. Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort
Standing at 45 storeys, you’re guaranteed great views at the towering Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort. Relax at the full-service spa with massages, body treatments, and facials. After practicing your swing on the golf course, enjoy a swim or a dip in the hot springs. Additional amenities include concierge services as well as babysitting and childcare!
3. Yurakuan Miyazaki
This ryokan is comfortable and stylish, complete with tatami mat flooring and shoji. However, you also get the option of western style rooms. Some rooms also have an open-air bath, and we highly recommend those if they’re available! They’re one of the most highly rated features of this ryokan. Air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi means that your basic modern comforts are taken care of, so you can just relax and enjoy your time here.
4. Solest Takachiho Hotel
Stepping into Solest Takachiho Hotel you might feel like you’re in a Nordic country, yet there is something uniquely Japanese about the low furniture, huge windows by the bathtub, and exceptional hospitality. Its location is also close to the beautiful Takachiho Gorge. Rooms are big, have a modern design and even come with Netflix!
5. ANA Holiday Inn Miyazaki
The ocean is right at your doorstep at ANA Holiday Inn Miyazaki. Located close to the Aoshima beach, you can walk to the Aoshima Island and shrine. Special Japanese style rooms offer an authentic experience with futon beds, shoji screens and tatami floor. While here, go surfing, do some water sports or rent a bicycle to explore the surroundings!
6. Dormy Inn Miyazaki Natural Hot Spring
An onsen hotel chain, Dormy Inn Miyazaki offer a fuss-free, clean and comfortable stay that features a rooftop onsen. Return from a day of exploring Miyazaki, take an evening dip and loosen up any tension. Afterwards, enjoy some complimentary ramen and beer! The rooms are on the small side, but they are extremely cosy and do a good job of offering you a blissful sleep.