Kirishima is located in the northeastern part of Kagoshima and is the entrance to the
Kirishima district of Kirishima Yaku National Park, which includes the Kirishima volcanic
chain, Sakura jima and Yaku shima Islands.
Where to visit
The red-painted main building of shrine, an Important Cultural Property, is where music and
festivals are offered, including the Kagura dance, Minami Kyushu Kagura matsuri Festival
Lying on the lower slopes of the Kirishima Mountain with a distant view over Kagoshima Bay
and Sakurajima below.
The area is made up of over a dozen Onsen, of which the largest and best know is Maruo Onsen
The Fukuyama area along Kinko Bay is home to the famous Japanese black vinegar.
Over here, one can tour the old-fashioned Tshubobatake which leterally means a field of
vinegar jars, witness the traditional manufacturing process of the black vinegar, taste and
purchase the finished product.
Location of Krishima
Kirishima jingu Shrine
The red-painted main building of is designated as an Important Cultural Property.
Minami Kyushu Kagura matsuri Festival in summer, Tenson Korin Gojinkasai, a fantastic fire festival in fall, and the performance of Kumen daiko drums in winter in front of the main hall. Kagura is a traditional performing art featuring dance and music that dates
back to ancient Japan. Music, song and dance are performed wholeheartedly in order to serve and entertain the gods.
Their many hot spring sources appear at every turn, each billowing clouds of steam from what look
like large smoke stacks.
There are so many hot spring sources in this volcanic region that they are literally coming up in the streets, venting sulfuric waters said to alleviate ailments such as stomach disorders, nerve damage,