Kagoshima-prefecture 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
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.