Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Aoshima Beach Park.








Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

After Sun Messe, we headed to Aoshima which was close to our hotel. The weather was perfect to head to the beach. This beach was lovely! Not only was there little to no people, but the beach had it's own beach park! They had cute little food stands and clothes stands. Me and Lisa would have got something but we were meeting some old friends of hers later so we had to save our appetite.

But this beach is probably my favorite beach in Japan so far. The people are so fun and outgoing and the beach was just so oshare and cute!

After the beach, we headed to meet her friends at Aeon Mall and we ate chicken nanban, which I immediately fell in love with. Apparently, it's Miyazaki's soul food.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

island vibes.












Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

After Udo Shrine, Sun Messe was our next stop! We drove along the ocean with the windows down and sang along to cliche summer songs, "Island in the Sun" by Weezer, "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield. We butchered the songs but it was so fun.

When we arrived at Sun Messe we were a bit hungry so we decided to eat some mango soft serve since Miyazaki is known for their mangos.

The weather was good, and the view were lovely. Me and Lisa wanted to get a go-cart and drive it around Sun Messe but you need a Japanese drivers license, Lisa was pretty bummed. But we got to exercise more lol.

Sun Messe definitely had the best things for omiyage so I stocked up here.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

sapphire blue oceans & shrines in caves.

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Me and Lisa ended up planning a trip to Kyushu for our summer vacation. I wanted a little getaway and Lisa was down for one as well. After seeing photos of my older sister's trip in Jamaica, I craved the beach (which is rare).

Lisa told me about Miyazaki, a place she used to live when she first came to Japan. She said it's pretty much forgotten now with little to no tourism but it has lovely beaches that many local surfers go to. It sounded lovely so I was of course up for it.

I later realized that Miyazaki was home of the Japanese gods and it had Takachiho gorge, a place on my bucket-list. I was sold.

I stayed at her place the night before and we headed early to our flight where we landed in Miyazaki pretty early. We got our rental car, ate, and headed to our first destination: Udo Shrine.