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Chiran Samurai Residence

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

with Mt. Hahaga-dake as the background.

 


 

Other natural elements are also incorporated, making the whole area resemble a series of miniature

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 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 designed,

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

the whole area resemble a series of miniature 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 mementos

of the 1,036 Kamikaze pilots based in Chiran who participated 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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Kagoshima-prefecture travel guide

  • Kagoshima 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

 

Kagoshima-city

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 Satsuma peninsula

Ibusuki and surrounded area Satsuma peninsula extends about 50 kilometers south from

Kagoshima-city, making up the south-western 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.


 

Chiran

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 participated in the Battle for Okinawa. 


 

Kirishima

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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Chiran Peace Museum for the Kamikaze Pilots

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

mementos of the 1,036 Kamikaze pilots based in Chiran who participated in the Battle for

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

                    Museum

              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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