Sun Messe in Miyazaki Prefecture in Kyushu recreates the seven Moai statues of Easter Island facing the local ocean cliffs.
The mini theme park is a popular place for weddings and has restaurants, a small zoo, a butterfly park and, of course, a souvenir shop. The statues, which were made in the 1990s, are exact replicas of the originals and were built under supervision of Japanese archaeologists.
The Nichinan coastline is known for its stunning views of the sea.
Access: The resort is an hour by bus from Miyazaki Station.
Oaza Miyaura 2650
Tel:0987 29 1900
Admission 700 yen for adults.
Sun Messe Website
Buy Arimatsu Shibori
Japan Sun Messe Moai Kyushu Easter Island
Friday, January 05, 2007