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.
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5.0in the last week
A very beautiful place. But difficult to go without private transport. the view from the watch tower is amazing. Also you can take photo with the horses.
5.0a month ago
You will like you entered inside the Windows vista, but there will be horses around you.
5.03 months ago
Beautiful scenery. You can found a horse life free everywhere in this area.
5.09 months ago
Amazing place in Southern Miyazaki. Horses run wild around the area.
3.0a year 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 :)