Tachibana Park

Tachibana Park

Introduction

Located on the banks of the Oyodo River that flows through the city, Tachibana Park is green zone that is 700m in length and 6m wide.

From the Tachibana Bridge beside the city hall, the park is lined with Phoenix palms, tropical flowers such as bougainvillea and hibiscus, as well as seasonal flowers that continuously present.
 Inside a red and white tent there are benches and table should you need to take a break. Also, at the eastern part of the park (beneath the JR rail bridge) there is an outside stage, a playground and toilets.

Facts

This park was the setting of Novel Prize for Literature winner Yasunari Kawabata's novel “Tamayura”.

Yasunari Kawabata stayed at a hotel beside the park and was moved by the beautiful sunset over the Oyodo River.

Selected as one of the “Best 100 Roads” of Japan (in 1986).

Festivals

Every Friday and Saturday in the summer, a fireworks event called “A Summer's Night Fantasia” is held. The beer gardens of the hotels alongside the park make for a great viewing spot. Also, at the end of August, “Miyazaki Summer's Night Festival” is held. With rows of stage events and stalls, the festival is crowded with locals and tourists alike.

Information

Established:    June 23, 1948         
Location: Oyodo River, Miyazaki City
Area: 19,716m²
Transportation: Bus/ 10 minutes by city bus from Miyako City. Get off at Tachibana-dori 1-chome and walk 5 min.
Car/ Approx. 5 minutes from Miyazaki Station, approx. 20 minutes from Miyazaki  Airport.
URL: http://www.tamayura.net/
Parking: None (paid parking available nearby)
Toilets: Yes. Toilets for wheelchairs also available

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