Miyazaki Prefecture

Miyazaki Prefecture
Japanese transcription(s)
  Japanese 宮崎県
  Rōmaji Miyazaki-ken


Symbol of Miyazaki Prefecture
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Island Kyushu
Capital Miyazaki (city)
  Governor Shunji Kōno
  Total 7,735.99 km2 (2,986.88 sq mi)
Area rank 14th
Population (December 1, 2010)
  Total 1,128,412
  Rank 37th
  Density 168.81/km2 (437.2/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code JP-45
Districts 6
Municipalities 26
Flower Hamayu (Crinum asiaticum var. japonicum)
Tree Phoenix palm (Phoenix canariensis)
Bird Ijima copper pheasant (Phasianus soemmerringii ijimae)
Website www.pref.miyazaki.lg.jp

Miyazaki Prefecture (宮崎県 Miyazaki-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Kyushu.[1] The capital is the city of Miyazaki.


Historically, after the Meiji Restoration, Hyūga Province was renamed Miyazaki Prefecture.[2]


Miyazaki Prefecture is located on the eastern coast of the island of Kyushu, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean to the south and east, Ōita Prefecture to the north, and Kumamoto and Kagoshima Prefectures to the west. It is one of only two locations on Earth where the fungus Chorioactis geaster is found.[3] Miyazaki is the home of the hyuganatsu fruit.

As of April 1, 2012, 12% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks, namely the Kirishima-Yaku National Park; Kyūshū Chūō Sanchi, Nichinan Kaigan, Nippō Kaigan, and Sobo-Katamuki Quasi-National Parks; and Mochio-Sekinoo, Osuzu, Saitobaru-Sugiyasukyō, Sobo Katamuki, Wanitsuka, and Yatake Kōgen Prefectural Natural Parks.[4]

Oyodo River in Miyazaki City
Cape Toi, habitat of Cycas revoluta (Sotetsu)


Map of Miyazaki Prefecture

Nine cities are located in Miyazaki Prefecture:


These are the towns and villages of each district:



The sports teams listed below are based in Miyazaki.

Football (soccer)

Basketball (Bj League)





Miyazaki Airport

See also


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Miyazaki prefecture" at Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 651, p. 651, at Google Books.
  2. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780, p. 780, at Google Books.
  3. Nagao H, Kurogi S, Kiyota E, Sasatomi K (2009). "Kumanasamuha geaster sp. nov., an anamorph of Chorioactis geaster from Japan". Mycologia. 101 (6): 871–877. doi:10.3852/08-121. PMID 19927753.
  4. "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture" (PDF). Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 11 July 2012.


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Coordinates: 32°1′N 131°21′E / 32.017°N 131.350°E / 32.017; 131.350

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