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Kirishima travel guide


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


Kirishima Shrine   

One of the most beautiful shrine in Kyushu, and is surrounded by forest.

The Shrine buildings are constructed in 1715 and designated as Important Cultural

Property of Japan.


Kirishima Onsen 

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


Black Vinegar in Kirishima 

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




General information

Address City hall  : 3-45-1 Kokubu-chuo, Kirishima-city, Kagoshima-prefecture

3 hours and 15 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

2 hours and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

1 hours and 50 minutes by a vehicle from Miyazaki-city

50 minutes by a vehicle from Hitoyoshi-city

Population 125,000   Population density 2100 / km2



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