Hyūga, Miyazaki

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Hyūga
日向市
City
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
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
Flag of Hyūga
Flag
Location of Hyūga in Miyazaki Prefecture
Location of Hyūga in Miyazaki Prefecture
Hyūga is located in Japan
Hyūga
Hyūga
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 32°25′N 131°37′E / 32.417°N 131.617°E / 32.417; 131.617Coordinates: 32°25′N 131°37′E / 32.417°N 131.617°E / 32.417; 131.617
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Miyazaki Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Kenji Kuroki
Area
 • Total 336.29 km2 (129.84 sq mi)
Population (February 2014)
 • Total 63,676
 • Density 188/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Osmanthus
- Flower Sunflower
Address 10-5 Honmachi, Hyūga-shi, Miyazaki-ken.
883-8555
Phone number 0982-52-2111
Website Hyūga City
Mimitsu area

Hyūga (日向市 Hyūga-shi?) is a city located in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1951.

As of February 2014, the city has an estimated population of 63,676 and a population density of 189 persons per km². The total area is 336.29 km².

On February 25, 2006, the town of Tōgō (from Higashiusuki District) was merged into Hyūga.

Hyūga is a port city known for the production of Go stones and for beaches, many of which are popular surfing surfing spots

Municipal Census[edit]

Land Area 336.29km²

Population: 63,676

Males: 30,471

Females 33,205

Number of Households: 28,275

(as of February 1st, 2014)

Region[edit]

Hyuga City Station
Hososhima Port, Hyuga City, Miyazaki Prefecture

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[edit]

Kadogawa, Misato, Tsuno, Kijō

Shopping[edit]

Shopping Malls: Aeon Town, Hyuga Supermarkets: Trial, Naganoya

Sister Cities[edit]

Weifang (Shandong Province, People`s Republic of China) – since February 25th, 1986

Education[edit]

High Schools
Hyuga High School
Tomishima High School
Hyuga Industrial High School

Middle Schools
Iwawaki Middle School
Zaikouji Middle School
Daiou-tani Academy - Middle School
Hyuga Middle School
Mimitsu Middle School
Tomishima Middle School
Togo Middle School

Elementary Schools
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

Culture[edit]

Points of interest[edit]

  • 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.[1]

Transportation[edit]

Railway Lines
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

Bus
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[edit]

Bokusui_Wakayama(Japanese Poet)
Norichika_Aoki (Major League Baseball Player)

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