Top left:Umagase in Nippo Coast Quasi National Park, Top right:Statue of Bokushu Wakayama in Hyuga, Middle left:View of platform in Hyuga City Railroad Station, Middle right:Hyottoko Dancing event on August, Bottom:Old Traditional Town in Mimitsu
Location of Hyūga in Miyazaki Prefecture
|• Mayor||Kenji Kuroki|
|• Total||336.29 km2 (129.84 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2014)|
|• Density||188/km2 (490/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||10-5 Honmachi, Hyūga-shi, Miyazaki-ken.
Land Area 336.29km²
Number of Households: 28,275
(as of February 1st, 2014)
Facing the Hyuga Sea, the city has a mild climate with lots of precipitation, and has long sunlight hours compared to other regions of Japan. Much like other places in Miyazaki Prefecture, Hyuga tends to have frequent typhoons. Hososhima Port in Hyuga has also served as a gateway to the rest of the prefecture since olden times. The city is also well known within Miyazaki as an industrial center.
Neighboring Cities and Towns
Shopping Malls: Aeon Town, Hyuga Supermarkets: Trial, Naganoya
Weifang (Shandong Province, People`s Republic of China) – since February 25th, 1986
Hyuga High School
Tomishima High School
Hyuga Industrial High School
Iwawaki Middle School
Zaikouji Middle School
Daiou-tani Academy - Middle School
Hyuga Middle School
Mimitsu Middle School
Tomishima Middle School
Togo Middle School
Shiomi Elementary School
Saiwaki Elementary School
Hososhima Elementary School
Zaikouji Elementary School
Zaikouji Minami Elementary School
Daiou-tani Academy - Elementary School
Hichiya Elementary School
Hichiya Higashi Elementary School
Mimitsu Elementary School
Tomitaka Elementary School
Hiraiwa Elementary School
Togo Elementary School
Tsuboya Elementary School
Points of interest
- Mimitsu area (美々津 Mimitsu-chiku?): This area has been designated a national important preservation district for groups of historic buildings, and much of the 19th-century atmosphere, including traditional buildings, earthen walls, and stone pavements, remains.
Hyuga has several stops on the Nippo Main Line, a line run by Japan Railways which serves eastern and southern Kyushu. Has access to other parts of Miyazaki Prefecture, and other areas of Kyushu as far as Kagoshima and Fukuoka.
Stops on the Nippo Main Line: Hyuga-shi Station, Zaikouji Station, Minami-Hyuga Station, Mimitsu Station
Miyazaki Kotsu – Serves Hyuga and nearby areas. Has local routes, as well as routes connecting to nearby Nobeoka (via Kadogawa Town), as well as routes from Hyuga to Misato Town and Shiba Village.
Puratto Bus: A community bus service that runs through downtown Hyuga.
Hakko Liner – An express bus service connecting Hyuga and northern Miyazaki to Fukuoka.
Notable People from Hyuga
- Hyūga City official website (Japanese)
- Hyuga City Incorporated Tourism Association (Japanese)
- Miyazaki AJET (English website with info for Miyazaki JET Participants and other foreign residents of Miyazaki)
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