Travel / Tourism Information Spots in Kagoshima Area

  • Sakurajima Visitor Center
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    4.0
    227 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Sakurajimayokoyamacho 1722-29
    This visitor center for Sakurajima is located in Kirishima Kinkowan National Park (Sakurajima). The center features informational exhibits about the history of the volcano's eruptions as well as the nature on the island. It is popular for allowing visitors to experience the living Sakurajima through its high-definition theater, dioramas, computers, and other media. Exhibits include volcanic projectiles of various sizes from actual eruptions, a cross-sectional model of the volcano's layers, live camera footage of its Showa crater, and real time seismograph data, and up-to-date numbers of past eruptions. There is also a museum shop where visitors can purchase souvenirs such as the island's special products as well as volcanic ash and rocks.

    I arrived at the visitor centre before 9am but it wasn’t open yet, so I went for a dip in the free foot onsen nearby before coming back here again. Was pleasantly surprised by the small museum in the...

  • Roadside Station Kunino Matsubara Osaki
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    3.5
    12 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Sogunosakichou Jinryou 2419
    A roadside station located a 30-minute drive from Kanoya City on National Route 220 traveling towards Shibushi. Rhinoceros beetle sumo is a popular event in Osaki Town, and two giant rhinoceros beetle statues stand in front of the station. Situated on the grounds of Asupal OSAKI, visitors will find a hot spring bathhouse, hotel, restaurant, and shop available for their use. The Osaki Fureai no Sato Park is a renowned destination for cherry blossom viewing and bustles with visitors during the blooming period in spring.

    国道220号沿いの道の駅。道路脇2匹の巨大なカブトムシのモニュメントがイミフで笑えます。案内所のスタッフは気さく。室内顔ハメ看板を写真に取っていたら「一緒に写真撮りましょうか?」など世話を焼いてくれます。「お先に失礼します。」と思わず突っ込みたくなります。

  • Yakushima Tourism Center
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    3.5
    21 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kumagegunyakushimachou Miyanoura 799
    A tourist information center located near the “Miyanourako Iriguchi” bus stop. Visitors can get information such as on traffic conditions and recommended sightseeing destinations. The center’s souvenir and gift market carries over 5,000 local Yakushima specialty products, and visitors can purchase everything from Yakushima cedar handicrafts to original confections and other products offered no place else. A restaurant “Rest-In Yakushima” on the second floor boasts a view of the sea and diners can enjoy local Yakushima dishes like fresh seafood cooked with rice, and local delicacies such as flying fish.

    When alighting from the ferries from Kagoshima, it is worthwhile to stop here and pick up the latest brochures of Yakushima attractions including the Yakushima Map and sightseeing guide book...

  • Kanko Network Amami
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    3.0
    10 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Amami-shi Nazesaiwaicho 19-5
    "This tour guide service located near the Amami City Office offers nature tours of places including the forests of Kinsakubaru and Mt. Yuwan. The most popular of their tours is their ""Kinsakubaru Experience,"" which allows participants to explore the virgin forests of Kinsakubaru, which exemplify the forests of Amami Oshima Island. While Amami Oshima Island may best be known for its oceans, tour participants can see a wide variety of terrestrial flora and fauna including subtropical plants such as the island's giant Cyathea lepifera ferns. Tourists can consult with the company about designing a tour that suits their goals and their preferences."

    GWに金作原原探検+マングローブカヌーコースに参加しました。 まずは1人での申し込みができるのが良かった。 ベテランガイドさんが場所や時間に合わせて様々な工夫をして説明してもらえて楽しく体験できました。

  • Amami-ya
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Amami-shi Nazemanazucho 4-56
    This Amami Oshima tour guide service offers a variety of tours of Amami Nature Observation Forest, which is part of the Amamigunto National Park. Although there is no minimum group size (tours can be booked even for one person), tours are limited to just one per day in order to provide participants the best experience possible. Tour participants can search for wild birds, insects, and other creatures as they explore a forest of Itajii trees (Castanopsis sieboldii), one of the tree species emblematic of Amami Oshima Island. During the tour participants will visit a scenic observatory where they will receive a lecture on the origins of Amami Oshima Island and the relationship between the island's ocean, mountains, and people. Each tour takes about four hours. Most conveniently, the company offers the option to choose any departure time between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Other tours on offer include canoeing tours and nocturnal wildlife observation tours.
  • Kagoshima Machiaruki Tourist Information Station
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    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Shiroyamacho
    This tourist information center located next to a statue of Saigo Takamori in front of Kagoshima City's Central Park. It offers a wide variety of tourism pamphlets with a particular focus on walking tours of the city. Visitors can even book a volunteer guided walking tour of the city. Each course has a different theme such as experiencing nature, touring local historic spots, or tracing the steps of Kagoshima's great historical figures.
  • Yoron Island Tourism Association
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Oshima-gun Yoroncho Chabana 32-1
  • Island Service Barubaru-mura
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Oshima-gun Tatsugocho Ashitoku 1369-3
  • Kirishima Tourist Information Office
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Kirishima-shi

    This is the visitor center before Kirishima Jingu. About 10~15 min walk distance. I was explained trails nearby and one English-fluent staff kindly gave the information. There are bathrooms and free...

  • Makurazaki Ekimae Tourist Information Office
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    3.5
    18 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Makurazaki-shi Higashihonmachi 200

    It is located near JR Makurazaki station. At this information center, I rent a bicycle which was assisted by electric power, and as the staff recommended me, I enjoyed cycling to Hinokami Park. It...

  • Ibusuki Tourist Association
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Ibusuki-shi Minato 2-chome 5-33

    4つのコースがあるので、時間に合わせて選ぶことができました。周辺は道が狭く、車でポイントごとへの移動が難しいので、このコースで歩く方が効率的でした。

  • Tokunoshimakankorenmei
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    8 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Oshimagunamagichou Asama 1-1

    東京の書店や図書館には徳之島だけを扱うガイドブックはありませんでした。 「奄美」や「屋久島・種子島」のガイドブックのオマケに載っているくらいです。 徳之島空港の到着口を出てすぐのところに案内所はあります。 無料の観光ガイドや地図が手に入ります。空港を離れる前に立ち寄るべきです。

  • Convenience Store Lodge Mori no Kirameki
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Kumage-gun Yakushimacho Anbo 187-54

    屋久島空港から約20分ほどに位置しており、1階にはカップラーメンなどを販売する売店、ロッカーがありトレッキングするには最適な宿です。

  • Yakushima Tourist Association (Public Interest) Anbo Information Office
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    6 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Kumage-gun Yakushimacho Anbo 410-155

    安房港のすぐ近くにある観光案内でスーパーが併設されていました。食料品や飲み物、日用品などなんでも売っているスーパーでした。駐車場もあるので車で行っても問題なかったです。

  • Setouchicho Tourist Information Office
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    6 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Oshima-gun Setouchicho Koniya Ominato 26-14

    電話を3回しました。ネットワークで直接予約していた宿に連絡がつかなくなったからです。職員の方がご親切に動いて下さったからでしょう、連絡がありました。しかし、この宿(ペンションHala)には一方的にキャンセルされました。これ以上の対応はお願いできませんでした。 古仁屋の街中には、宿泊施設が少ないので、一般的にレベルが低いにも拘らず料金が高いと思います。まともなホテルは1軒だけでしょう。案内所の責任で...

  • Amamishisumiyokankokoryushisetsusantaronosato
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    6 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Amamishi Sumiyouchousurigachi 555-13

    ツアーの行程表にはありませんでしたが、トイレ休憩も兼ねて立ち寄りました。お土産や、地のものの果物を売っていました。新品種の津のかがやきも売っていました。

  • Okinoerabushimakankokyokai
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Oshimagunchinachou Yaja 1029-3

    先の口コミにもありますが、場所が変わっています。 ただし看板等も道路走行中は見づらく(設置角度の問題)通り過ぎてしまう可能性大です。 内部にはお土産と観光案内パンフレット等があります。マンホールカードもここでもらえます。

  • Yakushima Tourist Association (Public Interest) Miyanoura Information Office
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    2 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Kumage-gun Yakushimacho Miyanoura 823-1

    2018年5月に行きました 屋久島環境文化村センターにある観光案内所です。翌日の屋久杉登山のために、この案内所で山岳部環境保全協力金と登山バス券を購入しました。私の前には、外国人観光客の方がいて質問していましたが、英語もある程度通じるようです。

  • Sakurajima Ferry Terminal Tourist Information Office
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Sakurajima Yokoyamacho 61-4
  • Amami Oshima Tourist Information Office
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Amami-shi Naze Suehirocho 14-10

Kagoshima Areas

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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 - shochu.

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