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Ikeda-ko lake

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Ikeda-ko lake is a caldera lake located 40 km south of Kagoshima-city. It is best known to

tourists as the location of the purported sightings of a monster named Issie, and as the

largest lake in Kyushu with a surface area of 11 km² and a shoreline length of 15 km.

 


 

 It is also known as large eel with a length of 2 meter and circumference of 50 cm inhabit the lake.  

 


 


 

General information  

Address Ikeda, Ibusuki-city, Kagoshima-prefecture
Access

1 hour and 35 minutes from Kagoshima Airport by a vehicle

1 hour and 20 minutes from Kagoshima-city by a vehicle

25 minutes from JR Ibusuki Station by a vehicle


 

 


 

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Somen noodle nagashi

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Enjoy Somen noodle nagashi.  The unique Somen noodle nagashi in Tosenkyo ravine in

Kaimon open throughout the year serving cold Somen noodle that swim in the revolving

container.

 

        Tosenkyo Entrance

                Restaurant

                 Somen noodle


 

          Tosenkyo Shrine

                        Menu

        Serve the Somen noodle


 

 

General information  

Address 5967 Kaimon-juchu, Ibusuki-city, Kagoshima-prefecture
Access

1 hour and 40 minutes from Kagoshima Airport by a vehicle

1 hour and 25 minutes from Kagoshima-city by a vehicle

30 minutes from JR Ibusuki Station by a vehicle

Days closed No closing day

 

 


 

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Ibusuki Onsen

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Ibusuki is an Onsen Resort that is famous for its sand baths, where bathers are buried in

naturally heated sand.

 

    Sand Bath Hall

        Sand Bath, Kinko bay

                 Sand Bath


 

The town encompasses the southern tip of the Satsuma Peninsula, and the main downtown area is

along the coast facing Kinko bay.

 

         Ibusuki JR Station

                 Foot Bath

            Down town


 

            Onsen Hotel

             Kinko bay

 

            Kinko bay


 

 

General information on Ibusuki-city  

Address

City hall ; 2424 Juchu Ibusuki-city, Kagoshima-prefecture

Access 1 hour and 40 minutes by a vehicle from Kagoshima Airport

50 minutes by a vehicle from Kagoshima-chuo JR Station

55 minutes by JR Express train from Kagoshima-chuo JR Station

1 hour and 15 minutes by local train from from Kagoshima-chuo JR Station


 

 


 

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Ryugu Shrine

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Ryugu Shrine is located at Nagasaki-bana Cape, the southernmost point of Satsuma peninsula.

Nagasaki-bana Cape is said to be the birthplace of the legend of Urashima Taro who saved a turtle,

it took him to Ryugu-jo (the Palace of the Dragon as a token of it’s gratitude). Sea turtles come

to lay eggs on the beach near this place, and local people love them as the protective god of the sea.

 

            Ryugu Shrine

        Nagasaki-bana Cape

       Lighthouse at the Cape


 

The new worship hall of the shrine was built in 2011. The name of popular limited express for

sightseeing “Ibusuki-tamate-bako” is associated with the legend of Urashima Taro. Tamate-bako

is a box Otohime gave to Urashima Taro. This shrine is becoming popular as a power spot of

matchmaking and good fortune in love. There are shells in a big pot. It is said that if you write

your wish on a shell and dedicate it, your wish will be granted.

 

       Shrine main building

     Urashima Taro

      Shell dedevate house


 

General information  

Address 1578-8 Yamagawa-Okachogamizu, Ibusuki-city, Kagoshima-prefecture
Access 15 minutes by a vehicle from JR Yamagawa Station

 

 


 

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Nagasaki-bana Cape in Satsuma peninsula

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Nagasaki-bana Cape is the southernmost point of the Satsuma Peninsula. A walking path

leads from a small cluster of souvenir shops to the tip of the cape where there stands a white

lighthouse.

 

         To the Cape

                 Lighthouse

        View from the sea


 

A highlight of a visit to the cape are the views of nearby Mount Kaimondake, which stands

924 meters above sea level. Because of its conical shape, it bears a striking resemblance to

Mount Fuji and is often referred to as “Satsuma Fuji”.

 

        Mount Kaimondake

                 Lighthouse

                Kinko bay


 

Nagasaki-bana Cape is said to be the birthplace of The Legend of Urashima Taro who saved a turtle,

it took him to Ryugu-jo (the Palace of the Dragon as a token of it’s gratitude). The new worship hall

of the Ryugu Shrine was built in 2011. The name of popular limited express for sightseeing “Ibusuki

tamate-bako” is associated with the Legend of Urashima Taro.

 

            Ryugu Shrine

           Shrine main building

           Urashima Taro


 

General information  

Address Nagasaki-nana, Yamagawa-Okachogamizu, Ibusuki-city, Kagoshima-prefecture
Access 15 minutes by a vehicle from JR Yamagawa Station

 

 


 

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Nishi-Oyama Station

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Nishi-Oyama Station is the southernmost railway station in Japan operated by JR, boasts

a breath taking view of Kaimon-dake volcano to the front.

 


 

The post box standing in front of the station is painted yellow similar to the turnip rape flower that

stands as symbol of Ibusuki.  This post box has seen an explosion in popularity because some

believe it brings happiness to those who send mail from it.

 


 


 

General information  

Address

602 Yamakawa-oyama, Ibusuki-city, Kagoshima-prefecture

Access 15 minuts by a vehicle from JR Ibusuki Station

 

 


 

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Meiji-gura

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Enjoy tasting Shochu at the most famous Shochu brewery in Kagoshima. Meiji-gura is Satsuma

Shuzo’s Shochu factory and museum. Satsuma Shuzo is producing traditional handmade

Shochu “Tezukuri Meijigura”and other traditional making style Shochu like “Banshokou”, “Satsuma

Shiranami Kametsubo Jikomi”, and “Meiji no Shochu” etc.

 


 

The name Meijigura is a Japanese word made up of the words Meiji, from the Meiji Era, and the

word Gura, for distillery. We use this name Meiji because we use the traditional methods from

the Meiji Era for making our handmade Shochu brands.

 


 


 


 


 

 Location of Ibusuki

 

 

 


 

General information  

Address 26 Tategami-honmachi, Makurazaki-city, Kagoshima-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from Kagoshima-city

120 minutes by  a vehicle from Kagoshima Airport

60 minutes by a vehicle from JR Ibusuki Station

60 minutes by a vehicle from Chiran

Open hours 9:00 to 16:00
Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed December 31 and January 1

 


 

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