The Bar

Bar in Miyazaki

This hub of the expat community and its local friends draws a cheery mixed crowd who are proud of the city and keen to welcome visitors over Miyazaki-brewed craft beers, mojitos made with mint from the owner's garden, giant Jenga and a well-used, full-size billiard table. Plus, it's nonsmoking, a rarity in Japan.

Note: there's another 'the Bar' across town, near the Tachibana arcade.