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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.



Where to explore



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



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

springssubtropical natural attractions and cultural sitesIbusuki is an

Onsen resort that is famous for its sand baths.



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. 



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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