The city has beautiful beaches stretching and facing to the Pacific Ocean.
Cape Hyuga commands a splendid view of the great ocean.Many historical buildings and properties have been left in Mimitsu, a port town flourished by shipping agents, and Hososhima, a town prospered as key junctions of marine traffic in Kita-Kyushu.
Selected as one of Japan's 100 best beaches, Okuragahama Beach with its white sand and green pines stretches across 4 km and is a famous Japanese surf spot. Visitors can enjoy various marine activities at the beach, which is equipped with free parking lots for 400 vehicles, hot water showers, and restrooms.
The sea has worn the columnar rocks into the shape of a cross. It is said that praying here will make your wishes come true.
The 70 m-high precipitous cliff that has cracked into hexagonal columns offers a magnificent view. The unobstructed panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean at the tip of the cape reminds you that the earth is spherical.
The lighthouse, standing at approximately 100 m above sea level, was built with red brick in 1910, then reconstructed in 1941.
Mihokogaura Swimming Beach’s calm waves make it suitable for families with children. Here, you can enjoy camping and stand up paddle surfing (SUP).
In 2008, the station building with its outstanding design and unique architectural style became the first Japanese winner of a Brunel Award, an international contest for design and architecture related to railways, in the station building category. The building was constructed using Japanese cedar and gives off a pleasant wood scent.
The Mimitsu area has preserved the historical appearance of the late Edo period when shipping agencies lined the streets. This port town was designated as an Important Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings in Japan. Its renovated old Japanese houses, which are now used as museums and cafes, stand as a reminder of its prosperous days.