Kagoshima-prefecture travel guide
Kagoshima-prefecture is located at the southwest tip of Kyushu on the Satsuma Peninsula
and Osumi Peninsula. This prefecture also includes a chain of islands stretching further to
the southwest of Kyushu for a few hundred kilometers. The prefecture boasts a chain of
active and dormant volcanoes, including the great Sakura-jima Island, which towers out of
the Kagoshima bay opposite Kagoshima-city.
Location of Kagoshima-prefecture
Where to explore
The city is southernmost capital in Kyushu ; 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.
Ibusuki and surrounded araa Satsuma peninsula extends about 50 kilometers south from
Kagoshima-city, making up the southwestern section of Kagoshima Prefecture. The peninsula
offers a mixture of hot springs, subtropical natural attractions and cultural sites. Ibusuki is an
onsen resort that is famous for its sand baths, where bathers are buried in naturally heated sand.
Called a small Kyoto in Kagoshima, offer you a fine collection of Samurai houses and gardens
that were built about 260 years ago. During World War 2, Chriran was a Kamikaze pilots based
who perticipated in the Battle for Okinawa.
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 Island
and Yaku shima Islands.
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