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JAPAN : Kitago MIyazaki

Kitago MIyazaki

Let's go out to feel the blessings of nature.
"The forest to recharge your energy and your spirit; Forest Therapy Base, Kitago Town in Nichinan City"

"A town of great natural beauty, clean streams and hot springs", Kitago Town in Nichinan City is located in the southern part of Miyazaki Prefecture. The natural hot springs of 51 degreesC welling up from 800 meters below the ground are enjoyed as non-recycled hot springs , popular with visitors from both within and outside Miyazaki who refer to it as the "The Beauty Hot Spring". Hanatate Park is famous for its 10,000 cherry trees and in spring, visitors flock from all over to gaze at the clouds of soft pink blossoms.

Among those features, "Inohae valley", the main Road in the Kitago Forest Therapy Base is gaining a lot of attention. Visitors can leisurely cover the 3 km round-trip course in 3 hours (total 6 km). At the final destination, walkers will be rewarded with a spectacular view of the majestic five- layer falls which will surely invigorate you and erase any fatigue.

The valley is also famous for its beautiful carpets of soft green moss and is known as a "precious moss treasure box" because of the level of humidity and temperature that is maintained there. While there is an estimated total of 1,800 kinds of moss throughout the world, approximately 300 kinds have been confirmed in the valley area.

The area is designated as a Specific Plant Community by the Environment Agency and in the upper stream area, gigantic chinquapin and oak trees towering as much as 40 meters in height are a wonder to behold.

Location: Gonohara Koh, Kitago Town, Nichinan City, Miyazaki Prefecture
Elevation of Base/Road: 288 meters at the highest point; 70 meters at the lowest point (difference of elevation: 218 meters)
Landforms: Lowland
Climate: Lowland climate
Forest: Evergreen broadleaf forests
Typical species: Oak, Chinquapin
Number of Roads: 2

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  • Hot Spring
  • Central facility
  • Links to medical institutions

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