"Tastes of JAPAN by ANA" is a regional vitalization project that collaborates with the different prefectures in Japan to present the Land of the Rising Sun in all of its diverse glory.
Hyuga City, Miyazaki, has a number of tourist destinations with beautiful scenery, including Umagase, Kurusu-no-umi, Omi Shrine, Mimitsu, and Okuragahama Beach.
Umagase refers to a precipitous cliff formed along the coastline at the tip of Cape Hyuga. It is a sequence of exposed pillar-like rocks that stretch 70 meters high and 100 meters deep inland. The name Umagase is said to come from one of the unique rock formations that resembles a horse’s back ("uma-no-se" in Japanese). An observatory has been built to provide a striking scenic view of this geological wonder backed by the surrounding ocean.