Kagoshima

About Kagoshima

A stunning array of natural delights and mellow coastal vibes await in Kagoshima Prefecture at the expansive resort-rich southern tip of Kyushu Island.

Known as the “Naples of the East” with its subtropical climes, stunning coastline and bountiful mountains, including the iconic and perpetually smoking Sakurajima volcano, Kagoshima Prefecture is a resplendent resort spot and more bursting with bubbling onsens and phenomenal natural scenery stretching southbound and comprising 30 incomparably gorgeous islets. Island-hoppers can zip by jet-foil to Yakushima Island, one of Japan’s first listed UNESCO World Heritage Sites and be greeted by enhancing cedar forests and charming sandy beaches where loggerhead turtles come to nest. A drive along the coast of Kagoshima Bay, along with more onsens than you can shake a stick at, offers great vantage points to spot bottlenose dolphins in their natural environment. Or, for 1,500 yen, you can watch then jump through hoops and eat dead fish at Kagoshima City Aquarium.

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Yakushima Island

This subtropical island off the southern coast of Kyushu contains a national park and Natural World Heritage Site cedar forest with some trees more than 1000 ye

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Ibusuki Natural Sand Bath Center Saraku

Saraku is a special sand bath on the coast of Ibusuki in Kagoshima, Kyushu.

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Amami-Oshima Island

Amami-Oshima Island is situated south of the main Kagoshima Prefecture area, in the middle of the Amami Island chain. The island is blessed with the cobalt blue

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Sengan-en Garden (UNESCO)

Sengan-en is a traditional Japanese garden and home, passed down in the Shimadzu family for over 350 years. In July, 2015 Sengan-en and Shoko Shuseikan were des

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Sakurajima

This is an active volcano which has been known as one of the major symbols of Kagoshima Prefecture. Many tourists spots, such hot springs, shrines and parks, ar

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Yunohira Observatory

At an altitude of 373 meters, the Yunohira Observatory provides visitors with the closest permitted views of the Sakurajima volcanic crater.

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Kagoshima Fish Market

Opened in 1953, The Kagoshima Fish Market has all the ambiance of Tsukiji in its heyday and provides visitors with a unique insight into the industry.

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Tori Shin

This izakaya, a Japanese-style bar, specializes in chicken. Highlights on the menu include keihan ramen and chicken sashimi.

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Ohama Seaside Park

Featuring an observation platform located on higher grounds, this park boasts a view of the East China Sea. Ohama Seaside Park is a popular spot for watching th

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Kanai Kogei

At this workshop, visitors can dye t-shirts, dresses and even sneakers with natural indigo.

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Hotel California

Located on a small hill, this hotel has six rooms featuring simple wood and wicker furniture as well as TVs and free Wi-Fi. Room service is available. Breakfast

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Kuroshio no Mori Mangrove Park

This facility offers canoe tours through the mangroves. The primeval forest is Japan's second larges and inhabited by a variety of animals, including the Amami

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Kagoshima Prefecture, at the southernmost part of Kyushu, is rich in stunning and dramatic natural beauty, from live volcanoes to turquoise oceans and mystical

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Marine Plaza Y's Dream

Set in Oshima, 2.2 km from Motomachi Port, Marine Plaza Y's Dream boasts air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms

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Den House

Den House is a detached villa located in Oshima in the Tokyo Prefecture Region and is 700 metres from Motomachi Port. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private

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Van Cort Landt Hotel

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Van Cort Landt Hotel offers accommodation in Aira. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is

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Minshuku nicoichi

Minshuku nicoichi offers accommodation in Yakushima. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms are fitted with a shared bathroom. For your comfort, you

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Chisun Inn Kagoshima Taniyama

Located a 10-minute drive from Taniyama Station, Chisun Inn Kagoshima Taniyama offers rooms with free WiFi and an on-site Japanese restaurant. Taniyama Station

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Sunny Spot

Featuring free WiFi, Sunny Spot offers accommodation in Minamitane. Free private parking is available on site. Tanegashima Space Center can be reached with a 4

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