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
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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