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Miyakonjo foreign community.

Miyazaki is on SE Kyushu                                                                                                         Miyakonojo is in SW Miyazaki Prefecture on the border with Kagoshima Prefecture and                                                                                                                                                             near to Kumamoto Prefecture

Miyakonojo is a very small "city". Lots of nature, friendly people,                                                     Miyakonojo's City Flag
and with just enough things to keep you from going insane but 
not too much things that would make you feel overwhelmed.

Sekino Falls, rated one of Japan's top 100 waterfalls.
Miyakonojo Castle. Not very authentic, but it's a nice area.

Takachiho no Mine (Takachiho mountian)
That small "hill" looking mountain is "Naka dake". "Takachiho no Mine"  is the one further back with the light dusting of snow.
Japanese myths say that the gods first came down from the heavens on top of Takachiho no Mine and then created all of Japan. On the top of the mountain is the spear of the first god that came down.

Chicken Nanban is probably Miyazaki's most famous dish. It's pretty much                                                         Miyazaki Mangoes are considered the best in Japan. fried chicken with tartar sauce.                                                                                                                                                                     The price can go up to 100's of dollars!  (USD)


Miyazaki also makes high quality beef. It may even rival the famous "Kobe beef"                                               Miyazaki is one Japan's largest producers of Shochu. Shochu is an
(Edit: Turns out that many of Miyazaki's Calves are shipped to other prefectures                                               
alcoholic drink that can be made from potato, buckwheat, wheat,
to be raised. INCLUDING the famous Kobe Beef)                                                                                                          or corn. It is the drink of choice in Southern Kyushu.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Miyazaki is also famous for it's chicken and Jidori-Momoyaki is a famous                                                        A lot of Ise Ebi are caught off of the Nichinan coast. You can eat
chicken dish here.                                                                                                                                                                them fresh!

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