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Miyazaki by Rain – Enjoy the Latest Blockbuster in Miyazaki’s Cinemas


April 27, 2018

Wherever you are, going to the movies is always a good option when it rains. Be it the latest Marvel movie, that one movie with your favourite Japanese star in it or the new Ghibli movie, there is a broad variety of genres and movies the cinemas in Miyazaki run. Depending on which cinema you choose, you will have more choice of international or Japanese movies. In this article, we will introduce you to the cinemas located in Miyazaki and give you some advice before going to make your stay most enjoyable.




1. Central Cinema Miyazaki, Miyazaki City

Located inside of the new Aeon mall, central cinema Miyazaki is a modern, big cinema with a broad variety of both Japanese and international movies. If you want to watch a very popular movie or one that was just released, it might be a good idea to make reservation beforehand as Aeon mall usually gets quite busy and there are always a lot of visitors.
Tip: Especially on rainy days it can get quite crowded, so best make sure to arrive early or come by bus as parking space is limited and it can take quite some time to find a free parking lot.

Address: 〒880-0834 Miyazaki-ken, Miyazaki-shi, 新別府町Shinbeppuchō, Eguchi−862−1 イオンモール
Map-Code (GPS): 66 325 304*65
Website (Japanese): http://www.mcc-9.jp/
Access by Public Transport: Take the Bus from the JR Miyazaki station and get off at Aeon Mall.
Wheelchair accessible: Partially (best make sure over the phone before going)



2. Miyazaki Kinema Kan, Miyazaki City

Miyazaki Kinema Kan is located in the heart of Miyazaki City and shows a lot of independent and cultural movies. They do run a lot of Japanese movies but also show a variety of movies from overseas, especially the ones you might have missed at home but are actually super interesting. Its comfortable size and easy accessibility make it a perfect option to dive into a new, cinematic world and escape a gray day.

Address: 〒880-0805 Miyazaki-ken, Miyazaki-shi, Tachibanadōrihigashi, 3 Chome−1, 橘通東3丁目1−11 アゲインビル 2F
Map-Code (GPS): 66 291 182*43
Website (Japanese): http://www.bunkahonpo.or.jp/cinema/
Access by Public Transport: Take the Bus from the JR Nobeoka station and get off at Chuo-doori 2 Chome.
Wheelchair accessible: No



3. Nobeoka Cinema, Nobeoka

A cozy little cinema that shows the most popular movies that are out. Has a good variety of international movies and is perfect if you are located around Nobeoka.

Address: 1 Chome-1-13 Kitamachi
Nobeoka-shi, Miyazaki-ken 882-0814
Map-Code (GPS):136 890 494*50
Website (Japanese): http://www.nobeokacinema.com/
Access by Public Transport: Take the Bus from the JR Nobeoka station and get off at Chuo-doori 2 Chome.
Wheelchair accessible: No

4. Cineport, Miyakonojou

Another cute little cinema perfect for rainy days if you are close to Miyakonojou. Shows popular movies from both overseas and Japan.

Address: 17-9 Nakamachi, Miyakonojō-shi, Miyazaki-ken 885-0071
Map-Code (GPS): 117 488 540*55
Website (Japanese): http://eiga.com/theater/45/450201/7060/
Access by Public Transport: Take the Bus from the JR Miyakonojou station and get off at Depaato Mae.
Wheelchair accessible: No



General Information: If you wish to make reservations, be prepared that lot of the staff may not be able to speak English, so if you cannot speak Japanese, try to ask someone from you hotel etc. to help you or try to speak very slowly and clearly. Also, if you want to watch a movie in English, make sure you book English Dub with Japanese subtitles, otherwise you likely will end up watching the newest Bond movie in Japanese (which in itself is a very amusing experience).

We hope this article helped you and are looking forward to welcome you soon here in our (normally) sunny prefecture!