Miyazaki Airport is about 5km from the center of Miyazaki City. This airport has very convenient access for travelling. You can arrive at Miyazaki City from this airport in about 20 minutes by rental car.
From downtown Miyazaki toward Nichinan City by National Route 220 is great for a drive. You can see stunning landscapes along the road. There is a Roadside Station "Michinoeki Phoenix" along the coast of Nichinan about 20 minutes by car from downtown Miyazaki City.
A large parking space is equipped at the Michinoeki Phoenix. You can park your rental car here and then enjoy the landscape of "Onino Sentakuban", a panoramic view and beautiful flowers through all seasons. The ”Onino Sentakuban" (ogre's washboard) is an island surrounded by unique rock formations. Shops offer Mango ice cream made by ingredients prepared in Miyazaki Prefecture. Souvenir shops and restaurants are crowded with visitors during tourist seasons.
Takachiho-kyo (waterfall canyon) is located in the northwestern part of Miyazaki. It is surrounded by rich nature. Many tourists visit the Takachiho Shrine where an 800 year old tree and Meotosugi (Couple Cedar trees) stand. The Deity Festival is held every night at this shrine. You can enjoy the festival thoroughly if you plan to stay in this area.