Miyazaki Prefecture

MIYAZAKI PREFECTURE

Main City: Miyazaki

Population: 1,104,000 people ranking 36/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 7,735 km2 [2]

Geographical / Landscape description

Miyazaki Prefecture is located on the eastern coast of the island of Kyushu. It is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean to the south and east, Oita Prefecture to the north, and Kumamoto and Kagoshima Prefectures to the west. As of 1 April 2012, 12% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks. [2]

Climate

Miyazaki's climate is relatively mild due to the warm Japan Current. It ranks on top for number of sunny days and it is not uncommon to have winters without any snowfall. [2]

Time zone: GMT +7 in summer (+8 in winter)

International dialling code: 0081

Recent history, culture

Thanks to its sunny climate, local residents are usually considered to have an easy-going but hard-working temperament.

Also due to the pleasant weather conditions, the prefecture hosts many professional sports training camps especially baseball related that welcome major and national teams during the February/March period. This is also supported by local authorities who launched a “Sports Land Miyazaki” project to promote Miyazaki as a region for sport and leisure. [3]

More chapters:

  • Economic overview
  • Infrastructure
  • Major types of economic activities
  • Opportunities for EU Investors / Exporters / Importers
  • Setting up a business in the prefecture
  • Other contacts