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Top left: Umagase in Nippo Coast Quasi National Park, Top right: Statue of Bokushu Wakayama in Hyuga, Middle left: View of platform at Hyugashi 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)|
|City Hall Address||10-5 Honmachi, Hyūga-shi, Miyazaki-ken
As of February 2014[update], 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.
- Land Area 336.29 km²
- Population: 63,676
- Males: 30,471
- Females 33,205
- Number of Households: 28,275
(as of February 1, 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
- Aeon Town Shopping Mall
- Hyuga High School
- Tomishima High School
- Hyuga Industrial High School
Junior high schools
- Iwawaki Junior High School
- Zaikoji Junior High School
- Daio-tani Academy - Junior High School
- Hyuga Junior High School
- Mimitsu Junior High School
- Tomishima Junior High School
- Togo Junior High School
- Shiomi Elementary School
- Saiwaki Elementary School
- Hososhima Elementary School
- Zaikoji Elementary School
- Zaikoji Minami Elementary School
- Daio-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 (美々津地区 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 is served by the Nippo Main Line, a line run by JR Kyushu which serves eastern and southern Kyushu. This provides access to other parts of Miyazaki Prefecture, and other areas of Kyushu as far as Kagoshima and Fukuoka.
Miyazaki Kotsu serves Hyuga and nearby areas. It 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.
The Puratto Bus community bus service runs through central Hyuga.
The Hakko Liner express bus service connects Hyuga and northern Miyazaki to Fukuoka.
Notable people from Hyuga
- Norichika Aoki, Major League Baseball player
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