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Zoo Spots in Kagoshima Area

  • Hirakawa Zoological Park
    115 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Hirakawachou 5669-1
    A municipal zoo located in Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture which cares for some 1,000 animals of around 140 species, including the park’s popular koalas. The facility is distinguished by its use of Kagoshima’s natural beauty and hot springs, and visitors can enjoy a relaxing hot spring foot bath while watching animals and the African Savanna where giraffes and other African animals stroll about backed by such sights as Sakurajima and Kinko Bay. Many of the park’s exhibits are fenceless and complete recreate the animal’s natural environment, giving visitors the opportunity to learn about the animals’ natural ecologies while having fun. There is also a petting zoo and amusement park, making Hirakawa Zoological Park a popular destination for families with small children.

    I have to say this zoo is the best zoo I have ever visited. The animals look so happy, lively and comfortable in the zoo and visitors can look animals in the very close distance, particularly...

  • Amami Tourist Habu Center
    33 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Amami-shi Naze Nagahamacho 3-15

    The Habu museum was informative in a disturbing graphic way. The displays show snakes eating other snakes, reproductive organs of snakes, and skeletons. The 30 min show is a must. The best part is...

  • Nagasakibana Parking Garden
    46 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Ibusuki-shi

    If you want to see Nagasakibana, here is a good place. Also, this graden can give you chance to get touch with animals, for example, parrots. You can buy food for animals with cheap price

Kagoshima Main Areas


Over 100 active volcanoes across Kagoshima make it one of the Japan's most exciting prefectures. The prefectural capital, Kagoshima city, looks out to one of the prefecture's most spectacular volcanoes, Sakurajima, an island of its own that can be visited and seen close up or admired from afar, with the promise of breathtaking sunsets complete with frequent puffs of smoke and ash. Down the Satsuma Peninsula, the most southerly part of mainland Japan, waterfalls, sand onsen, and fascinating history await, while Kagoshima's abundance of satsuma imo (sweet potato) provide a wholesome snack as well as one of Japan's favourite drinksーshochu.

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