Horikiri Toge: A Special View
Right after Aoshima on the Nichinan Waterfront is Horikiri Toge, a mountain pass that offers stunning views of the Nichinan Beach and the Pacific Ocean. The path is also known for its unique wave-shaped rocks along the shore and the Phoenix Tree Path.
How to get there
Drive south from Miyazaki City on the National Road 220 and pass Aoshima, then keep going, but remember to turn left onto the mountain road (Prefectural Road 377) instead of going through the tunnel.
Take a quick break to enjoy the scenery and maybe eat some ice cream. You can keep following the road south along the road down to Nichinan with it’s attractions like Udo Jingu.
Access by public transport
Bus from Miyako City (宮交シティ) bound for Nichinan (日南) 35 minutes. We recommend the Miyazaki One Day Bus pass. You can either get out at Horikiri Toge, the highest point or at the Roadstation Phoenix.
- Horikiri Pass is at an altitude of just 60 meters.
- There is a rest stop with a big 24h free car park on top.(Staying in the car is discouraged)
- The rest stop is called Phoenix after the palm trees planted all over Miyazaki by the Miyazaki Bus founder.
They sell mango ice cream, drinks and fruits. There is a restaurant.
- The stairs down to the sea are currently closed due to a landslide (2023-03-18)
Horikiri Pass (堀切峠) Map
Rest station on the Pacific Ocean with a palm-lined walk for viewing coastal rock formations.
Instagram Posts from Horikiri Toge
Miyazaki City Tourism Site about Horikiri Toge(Japanese)
Nichinan Waterfront | Nichinan City Official Tourism Site
Helpful Japanese Words:
Horikiri Toge 堀切峠
Michi no Eki Fenikksu道の駅 フェニックス