Nobeoka is a city in northern Miyazaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu. During Japan's feudal period, Nobeoka flourished as a castle town under the Naito family. Present day Nobeoka is an industrial city, boasting a population of over 100,000 residents. Nobeoka is the second largest city by area in Kyushu and the third most populated city in the Miyazaki prefecture. Nobeoka is known both nationally and internationally as a sports hub, hosting athletes from various countries around the world. A popular Japanese dish, Chicken Nanban, was invented Nobeoka and points to its wide variety of original cuisines. Outdoor enthusiasts visit Nobeoka for hiking, snorkeling, canoeing, and many other outdoor activities. Nobeoka has much to offer to both local residents and tourists alike!
“Nobeoka International”, a Facebook page by Nobeoka City’s International Exchange Promotion Office, keeps you updated on both international and local events in Nobeoka. We also share the International Exchange Newsletter, pictures of events, Messages from the ALTs and the CIR and more! The page is updated in Japanese, English and German.