Kirishima travel guide
Located in the north-eastern 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.
Where to explore
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.
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
|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|
Chiran travel guide
Called a small Kyoto in Kagoshima, offer you a fine collection of Samurai houses and
gardens that were built about 260 years ago.
|Address||Chirancho-gun, Minami-Kyushu-city, Kagoshima-prefecture|
60 minutes by a vehicle from Kagoshima-city
|Population||12,000, Population density 110|
Kagoshima travel guide
Kagoshima is the southernmost prefecture in Kyushu which can see 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
Where to explore
Sengan-en is the most famous garden in Kagoshima-prefecture,
made by Shimazu lord in the 19th century at the beautiful bay side
Kinko bay. The garden contains many historic artifacts that tell of
its long history.
The museum of the Classics located here exhibits a various of
objects related to the Shimazu family and the Satsuma domain,
The stone building which houses the collection has been
designated on the UNESCO World Heritage, Sites of Japan’s
The park is most famous for its Shiroyama Observatory with
spectacular views over downtown Kagoshima, Kagoshima
Bay and Sakura-jima.
An active volcano with three peaks, Kita-dake, Naka-dake and
still active Minami-dake. Formerly an island, it became connected
with the Osumi Peninsula in 1914 when lava from its summit
closed the channel between the two.
The Ferry connects Kagoshima-city and Sakurajima in 15 minutes
and is operated for 24 hours.
|Address||City hall : 11-1 Yamashita-cho, Kagoshima-city, Kagoshima-prefecture|
3 hours and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city
2 hours and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city
1 hours and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Hitoyoshi-city
90 minutes by a Shinkansen from Hakata to Kagoshima-chuo
60 minutes by a Shinkansen from Hakata to Kagoshima-chuo
|Population||596,000 Population density 1,090 / km2|
Ibusuki and Satsuma peninsula travel guide
Ibusuki and surrounded area Satsuma peninsula extends about 50 kilometers south from
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.
The Station is the southernmost railway station in Japan operated by
JR, boasts a breath taking view of Kaimon-dake volcano to the front.
It is the Urashima Taro legendary shrine peninsula and this shrine
is becoming popular as a power spot of matchmaking and good
fortune in love.
Enjoy tasting Shochu at the most famous Shochu brewery in Kagoshima
Meiji-gura is Satsuma Shuzo’s Shochu brewery and museum.
The unique Somen noodle nagashi in Tosenkyo ravine in Kaimon open
throughout the year serving cold Somen noodle that swim in the
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
Kagoshima kotsu bus
|Population||40,000 Population density : 270 / km2|