At the southern end of Nichinan Coast juts out a 4km-long promontory inhabited by wild horses. Around 100 horses living here are a type of pony and descendents of a few military horses released some three hundred years ago. This species is proper to Japan and was designated a national natural monument in 1953. The visitor center has a museum in its building, that explains in details about the horses and the nature of this cape.
The very end of the cape has a lighthouse standing on the cliff, commanding a good view of the area. The island you can see from the lighthouse is famous for monkeys which wash potatoes at beach. The cape area celebrates a fire festival in late August, based on a legend of a monster serpent.
Airport/Sta.Kagoshima Airport (about 76.8km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
3.0a week ago
Horses lazily trotting around in the sunshine, great landscapes, seascapes and skyscapes to snap away at and even some abandoned hotels to give a post apocalyptic feel!
It costs 400yen to enter the Cape which goes to the upkeep.
If you want nice open spaces, great views and horses wondering the hills check it out :)
5.06 months ago
This place is amazing! Wild horses everywhere, just chilling around in the sun. Even if you get close to take a picture, they will not run away, however be careful please!
I’m not sure how to get there by public transportation, we got there by car.
5.02 months ago
A must to visit in Miyazaki Prefecture. See the wild horses in stunning views, be careful when driving they can be around the corner!
5.07 months ago
Great chance to see some horses
5.07 months ago
Long drive but great view