Kagoshima-city is the southernmost major city in Kyushu which can see Sakura-jima which raises the smoke across the Kagoshima Bay.
Kagoshima prospered in the Edo period as a castle town, and is a hometown of Takamori Saigo who contributed to the Meiji Restoration
Where to visit
|Sengan-en is the most famous garden in Kagoshima-ken, made by Shimazu lord in the 19th century at the beautiful bayside Kinko bay. The garden contains many historic artifacts that tell of its long history.
An active strato volcano with three peaks, Kita-dake, Naka-dake and still active Minami-dake.
Formerly an island, it became connected with the Osumi Peninsula in 1914 when lava from its summit closed the channel between the two. more …
Location of Kagoshima