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Aso travel guide

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Aso gives a lot of unforgettable experiences. The active volcano Mount Aso and world’s largest

caldera offer a lot of excitements. And numerous unforgettable experiences in the rural area can

be mede including Onsen, variety of sports and local cuisines.

 


 

Exploring Aso

 

Mount Aso

The largest active volcano in Japan. Its peak is 1592 m above sea level. Its caldera is 25 km across

north to south and 18 km across east to west. The caldera has a circumference of around 120 km, 

although sources vary on the exact distance.

   Japan’s largest active volcano

    Look down the Crater

    Around the Crater


 

Kusasenri-ga-hama 

The beautiful prairie of 785,000 square meter in the crater spreads in northern part of Mt. Eboshi that

is one of the Aso Five Mountains. A big pond at its center and grazing horses round about make an

idyllic scene.


 

Daikanbo 

The perfect spot view the five peak of Mount Aso. Daikanbo literally means a big observatory peak.

The circumference of the Aso caldera is about 130 kilometers. From the observation site, you can

clearly see its conical shape.


 

Featured destinations

 

 Aso shrine   Kurokawa Onsen  Nabegataki Waterfall

 

 Shirakawa fountain  Sensui-kyo  Issingyo big cherry tree

 

Tourist Tram  /  Minami Aso Rail Way

Enjoy the magnificent scenery of Aso. The Minami Aso railway is a private railroad offering a

very scenic ride from Takamori to Nakamatsu in the south east of the caldera.

Lovely and magnificent scenery can be enjoyed.

 

 

Kikuchi Valley

Enjoy short trekking in the Nature. Kikuchi Valley is located in Aso Kuju National Park and

underground water flows out of the subsoil for 4km along the valley floor.  It is also called

the Kikuchi water source and its water was selected as one of the 100 best waters in Japan.


 

Local cuisines, Featured restaurant

 

Takamori Dengaku-no sato 

Enjoy Aso beef and local cuisines called dengaku. The restaurant uses the old private house with thatch

roof built more than 200 years ago.

Bake the meat and local ingredients with charcoal at a Japanese traditional style fire place.


 

Aso Akaushi beef rice bowl

Aso Akaushi laterally means red beef that is unique in that it has a higher proportion of red meat

with just the right amount of fat, combined with great taste, tenderness and healthiness.

Aso Akaushi beer rice bowl is a local cuisine in Aso consisting of a bowl of rice put in a mildly

sweet sauce and topped with Akaushi beef and egg.


 

 Location of Aso 

   

 


 

General information  

Address City hall : 504-1 Miyaji, Ichinomiya, Aso-city, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

70 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

70 minutes by a vehicle from Takachiho

140 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

Population 234,000   Population density 540

 

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Kagoshima travel guide

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Kagoshima is the southernmost prefecture 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 explore


Sengan-en
/ UNESCO World Heritage

Sengan-en is the most famous garden in Kagoshima-prefecture, 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.

          Mount Sakurajima

     Shimazu family residence

            Suzumon gate


 

Shoko Shuseikan Modern Industrial Complex   / UNESCO World Heritage

The museum of the Classics located here exhibits a various of objests related to the Shimazu

family and the Satsuma domain, introducing a Shimazu family tree chart and many other

belongings. The stone buiding which houses the collection has been desighnated on the

UNESCO World Heritage,  Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

        Shoko Shuseikan

     Reflectaance furnace

  Base of Reflectaance furnace


 

Shiroyama Park

The park is most famous for its Shiroyama Observatory with spectacular views over downtown

Kagoshima, Kagoshima Bay and Sakura-jima.

       Shiroyama Park

       Stand at the Observatory

        View from the top


 

Sakura-jima Island

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.

 

  View from Yoshino Park  

 

  Yunohira Observatory

   Arimura Lava Observatory        


 

Sakura-jima Ferry

The Ferry connects Kagoshima-city and Sakurajima in 15 minutes and is operated for 24 hours.

          Kagoshima Port

           To Sakura-jima Island

       Sakura-jima Port


 

Cape Sata

The southernmost Cape of main land Japan at 31′ 00″ latitude. Cape Sata is home to many sub-tropical

flowers. Visitors may board a semi-submersible glass bottomed boat called the “Sata Day Go” to enjoy

coral reefs marine creatures and the underwater world.


 

 Location of Kagoshima

  

 


 

General information  

Address City hall  : 11-1 Yamashita-cho, Kagoshima-city, Kagoshima-prefecture
Access

3 hours and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

2 hours and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

1 hours and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Hitoyoshi-city

 

90 minutes by a Shinkansen from Hakata to Kagoshima-chuo

60 minutes by a Shinkansen from Hakata to Kagoshima-chuo

Population 596,000   Population density 1,090 / km2

 

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Chiran Samurai Residence

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Those Samurai Houses were built about 250 years ago. Their gardens are beautiful desighned,

with Mt. Hahaga-dake as the background.


 

Other natural elements are also incorporated, making the whole area resemble a scries of miniture

of Japanese gardens housed in boxes. Seven of the gardens are designated as natural scenic spots.


 


 

Location of Chiran

 

 


 

General information  

Address Chirancho-gun, Minami-Kyushu-city, Kagoshima-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from Kagoshima-city

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee

JPY 500

Days closed No closing days

 

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Chiran Peace Museum for the Kamikaze Pilots

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This museum exhibits precious materials such as pictures, letters, wills, articles and

memontos of the 1,036 Kamikaze pilots based in Chiran who perticipated in the Battle for

Okinawa towards the end of World War 2. It also houses a No.3 type fighter aircraft, Hien.

                    Musiun

              Fighter aircraft

           Kamikaze Pilot statue


 

        Mother for World Peace

                 Zero-sen

          Pray for World Peace


 

 Location of Chiran

 

 


 

General information  

Address 17881 Chirancho-gun, Minami-Kyushu-city, Kagoshima-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kagoshima Chuo Station

75 minutes by a vehicle from Kagoshima Airport

45 minutes by a vehicle from JR Ibusuki Station

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee

JPY 500

Days closed No closing days

 

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Chiran travel guide

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Called a small Kyoto in Kagoshima, offer you a fine collection of Samurai houses and 

gardens that were built about 260 years ago.

 


 

Chiran Samurai Residence

Those Samurai Houses were built about 250 years ago. Their gardens are beautiful desighned,

with Mt. Hahaga-dake as the background. Other natural elements are also incorporated, making

the whole area resemble a scries of miniture of Japanese gardens housed in boxes. Seven of

the gardens are designated as natural scenic spots.


 

Chiran Peace Museum for the Kamikaze Pilots

This museum exhibits precious materials such as pictures, letters, wills, articles and memontos

of the 1,036 Kamikaze pilots based in Chiran who perticipated in the Battle for Okinawa towards

the end of World War 2.  It also houses a No.3 type fighter aircraft, Hien.


 

 Location of Chiran

 

 


 

General information

Address Chirancho-gun, Minami-Kyushu-city, Kagoshima-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from Kagoshima-city

Population  12,000,    Population density 110

 

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Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

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Meiji-gura

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Enjoy tasting Shochu at the most famous Shochu brewery in Kagoshima. Meiji-gura is Satsuma

Shuzo’s Shochu factory and museum. Satsuma Shuzo is producing traditional handmade

Shochu “Tezukuri Meijigura”and other traditional making style Shochu like “Banshokou”, “Satsuma

Shiranami Kametsubo Jikomi”, and “Meiji no Shochu” etc.


 

The name Meijigura is a Japanese word made up of the words Meiji, from the Meiji Era, and the

word Gura, for distillery. We use this name Meiji because we use the traditional methods from

the Meiji Era for making our handmade Shochu brands.


 


 


 


 

 Location of Ibusuki

 

 


 

General information  

Address 26 Tategami-honmachi, Makurazaki-city, Kagoshima-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from Kagoshima-city

120 minutes by  a vehicle from Kagoshima Airport

60 minutes by a vehicle from JR Ibusuki Station

60 minutes by a vehicle from Chiran

Open hours 9:00 to 16:00
Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed December 31 and January 1

 

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Shoko Shuseikan

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UNESCO World Heritage, Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution , Shoko Shuseikan

Modern Industrial Complex The museum of the Classics located here exhibits a various

of objests related to the Shimazu family and the Satsuma domain, introducing a Shimazu

family tree chart and many other belongings.

  Reflectance furnace foundation

     Base of Reflectance furnace

         Reflectance furnace


 

The stone buiding which houses the collection has been desighnated on the World Heritage, 

Meiji Japan’s Industrial Revolution.

       World Heritage

       Shoko Shuseikan

     Shoko Shuseikan entrance 


 

      Starbucks Coffee

      Satsuma facet factory

     Suzumon gate


 

 Location of Kagoshima

  

 


 

General information  

Address 9700-1 Yoshino-machi, Kagoshima-city, Kagoshima-prefecture
Access

20 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kagoshima Chuo Station

40 minutes by a vehicle from Kagoshima Airport

10 minutes by a vehicle from Sakurajima Ferry port

Open hours 8:30 to 17:30
Admission fee

JPY 1,000

Sengan-en can also be visited

Days closed No closing days

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

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Tel :  +81-93-521-8897 , Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

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Sakura-jima Island travel guide

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Sakura-jima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture is 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.  The huge eruption started again in 1955, followed by eruptions 10 to 500 times 

every year. This area is famous for “Sakurajima Daikon” Japan’s largest radish weighing

up to 30 kilograms.

       View from Kagoshima-city

                   Eruption

       Sakurajima Daikon


 

Access to Sakura-jima Island 

Sakura-jima Ferry connects Kagoshima-city and Sakurajima in 15 minutes and is

operated for 24 hours.

          Kagoshima port

         To Sakura-jima Island

        Sakura-jima Island


 

Exploring Sakura-jima Island 

       Michino eki Sakura-jima

    Kinko Bay from Sakura-jima

    Kinko Bay from Sakura-jima


 

       Yunohira Observatory

        Yunohira Observatory

   Stand at the Observatory


 

    Arimura Lava Observatory

            Lava Observatory

             Lava Observatory


 

   View from Lava Observatory

   View from Lava Observatory

    View from Lava Observatory


 

 Location of Kagoshima

  

 


 

General information  

Access to Sakurajima Ferry Kagoshima port

  45 minutes by a vehicle from Kagoshima Airport

  15 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kagoshima-chuo Station

Access to Sakurajima

  15 minutes by Sakurajima Ferry from Kagoshima port to Sakurajima port

 


 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

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You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,

please ring our office a call in English    Tel : +81-93-521-8897

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.       

Tailor-made tour      Study tour       Golf tour 

 


 

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Sengan-en

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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.

              Mount Sakurajima

        Sengansen garden

     Sengansen garden


 

           Shimazu residence

          Open corridor

                         Pond


 

                  Alcove

            Dining room

             Armour and helmet


 

 World Heritage, Meiji Japan’s Industrial Revolution  

Shoko Shuseikan Modern Industrial Complex. The museum of the Classics located here exhibits

a various of objests related to the Shimazu family and the Satsuma domain, introducing a Shimazu

family tree chart and many other belongings.

             World Heritage    

         Shoko Shuseikan 

      Shoko Shuseikan entrance


 

The stone buiding which houses the collection has been desighnated on the World Heritage, 

Meiji Japan’s Industrial Revolution.

 Reflectance furnace foundation

  Base of Reflectance furnace

          Reflectance furnace


 

 Location of Kagoshima

  

 


 

General information  

Address 9700-1 Yoshino-machi, Kagoshima-city, Kagoshima-prefecture
Access

20 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kagoshima Chuo Station

40 minutes by a vehicle from Kagoshima Airport

10 minutes by a vehicle from Sakurajima Ferry port

Open hours 8:30 to 17:30
Admission fee

JPY 1,000

Shoko Shuseikan can also be visited

Days closed No closing days

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897 , Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

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Ryugu Shrine

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Ryugu Shrine is located at Nagasaki-bana Cape, the southernmost point of Satsuma peninsula.

Nagasaki-bana Cape is said to be the birthplace of the legend of Urashima Taro who saved a turtle,

it took him to Ryugu-jo (the Palace of the Dragon as a token of it’s gratitude). Sea turtles come

to lay eggs on the beach near this place, and local people love them as the protective god of the sea.

            Ryugu Shrine

        Nagasaki-bana Cape

       Lighthouse at the Cape


 

The new worship hall of the shrine was built in 2011. The name of popular limited express for

sightseeing “Ibusuki-tamate-bako” is associated with the legend of Urashima Taro. Tamate-bako

is a box Otohime gave to Urashima Taro. This shrine is becoming popular as a power spot of

matchmaking and good fortune in love. There are shells in a big pot. It is said that if you write

your wish on a shell and dedicate it, your wish will be granted.

       Shrine main building

     Urashima Taro

      Shell dedevate house


 

 Location of Ibusuki

 

 


 

General information  

Address 1578-8 Yamagawa-Okachogamizu, Ibusuki-city, Kagoshima-prefecture
Access 15 minutes by a vehicle from JR Yamagawa Station

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

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You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897 , Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

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