Miyama-Kirishima blooms from late May to mid-June. And that blossoms are small, cute and red purple. That is designated as a symbol flower of Nagasaki and Kagoshima Prefectures.
Miyama-Kirisima is an alpine plant but many spots of Miyama-Kirshima are easy to access without climbing.
Famous spots of Miyama-Kirsima are as follows;
- Kirishima Mountains[霧島連山（きりしまれんざん）], Kagoshima and Miyazaki Prefectures: Especially, Ebino Plateau[えびの高原（こうげん）](Ebino City, Miyazaki Prefecture) is a famous spot of Miyama-Kirishima and you can also see wild Japanese deer(Nihon-jika[日本鹿（ニホンジカ）]) with them.
- Aso mountains[阿蘇山（あそさん）], Kumamoto Prefecture: Especially, Sensui-kyō Valley[仙酔峡（せんすいきょう）], Aso[阿蘇（あそ）] City is a major spot and Miyama-kirishima covers the valley but the road to Sensui-kyō is closed now because of the earthquake in 2016.
- Nita Pass[仁田峠（にたとうげ）] on Unzen Mountains[雲仙（うんぜん）], Unzen City, Nagasaki Prefecture: Other than the blossoms, you can go up to Mt. Myōken[妙見岳（みょうけんだけ）] by the aerial tramway.
- Kujyū Mountains[九重連山（くじゅうれんざん）], Ōita Prefecture: You can enjoy climbing mountains covered with Miyama-Kirishima.