Day 3 Kagoshima & Kirishima
Kagoshima-city is the southernmost major city in Kyushu which can see Sakura-jima Island
which raises the smoke across the Kagoshima Bay. Kagoshima prospered in the Edo period
as a castle town. Sakurajima has active volcano with three peaks, Kita-dake, Naka-dake and
still active Minami-dake.
Kirishima is located in the north-eastern part of Kagoshima and is the entrance to the Kirishima
district of Kirishima Yaku National Park.
Leave hotel in Kagoshima
Transfer to Sakura-jima Island by Sakura-jima Ferry
Exploring Sakura-jima Island
Transfer to Kirishima
Stay at Kirishima Onsen Resort, Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast
Dinner at Hotel : Japanese style kaiseki dinner included local speciality cuisines
Option : the following site can be arranged as a option.
Where to explore
Sengan-en is the most famous garden in Kagoshima-ken, made by Shimazu lord in the
19th century at the beautiful bay side Kinko bay. The garden contains many historic artifact
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, introducing a Shimazu family tree chart and many other
belongings. The stone building which houses the collection has been designated on the
UNESCO World Heritage, Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution
Sakura-jima Ferry connects Kagoshima-city and Sakura-jima Island in 15 minutes
and is operated for 24 hours.
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 Fukuyama area along Kinko Bay is home to the famous Japanese black vinegar.
Over here, one can tour the old-fashioned Tshubobatake which letterally means a field of
vinegar jars, witness the traditional manufacturing process of the black vinegar, taste and
purchase the finished product.
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.