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  • Amami no sato
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    3.0
    5 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Nanei 1-8-1
    A sightseeing destination where visitors can come in contact with the culture and natural beauty of Amami Oshima. The 52 thousand square meter grounds enclose a beautiful, sprawling garden, and visitors can enjoy the site of tropical plants like Bougainvillea and Sago palms. There’s also a museum dedicated to the history of Oshima tsumugi pongee where visitors can learn about the history of this gorgeous fabric. Visitors can also experience area culture and try dyeing fabrics with vegetable dyes, weaving, and kumihimo string craft, or watch up close as masters weave spectacular Oshima tsumugi with specialized tools and skilled techniques. The adjoining restaurant serves local cuisine.

    地元の方の紹介で伺いました 店内は広いので大人数での食事ができありがたいです 南国風にデザインされていて雰囲気もよかったです 鶏飯美味しかったです!

  • Satsuma Kinzangura
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    3.5
    23 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Ichikikushikinoshi Noshita 13665
    This refined sake brewery, Kagoshima’s foremost, is located a 10-minute drive from JR Kushikino Station. Utilizing a 120-kilometer-long tunnel dug as part of the Kushikino Mine which once supported the bygone Satsuma Domain, the brewery produces shochu liquors based on recipes predating the Meiji period. Visitors can ride a mine trolley and view the earthenware vessels used for brewing and at the same time experience the vestiges of what was once a prosperous mine. The brewery’s shop sells gifts and souvenirs such as local specialty products and Satsuma Kinzangura brand shochus and refines sakes. Visitors can also relax in the adjoining brewery café.

    金山の跡地をイモ焼酎の蔵元と焼酎の歴史を学べるミュージアムとして活用。 木造の立派な佇まいの建物でまず、驚き。 鹿児島の北さつま地域の田舎ですが、川内のツルの越冬地の近くなので、見学する価値はあります。 見せ場は旧金山構内にトロッコに乗っての醸造所見学。 内部に入ると焼酎の香りがしてきます。

  • Ooshima Tsumugimura
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    4.0
    67 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Oshimaguntatsugouchou Akaogi 1945
    A facility where visitors can watch Amami Oshima tsumugi pongee cloth being made and try making it themselves located a two-minute walk from the Oshima Tsumugimura-iriguchi bus stop. Visitors can listen to a courteous guide and watch as Oshima tsumugi is laboriously crafted in the adjoining workshop. The facility also offers a variety of classes, including T-shirt and handkerchief dorozome mud dyeing, weaving, and kimono wearing. The facility’s shop sells Oshima tsumugi accessories and exclusive Oshima tsumugi items in both Japanese and Western designs offered no place else.

    You can make own T shirts or Scarf with traditional tie- dye. That is wonderful gift!

  • Satsuma Shuzo Shochu Distillery, Meijigura
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    Kagoshima Pref. Makurazakishi Tategamihonmachi 26
    A distillery open to tourists operated by Satsuma Shuzo, the company which makes Satsuma Shiranami shochu. Shochu making was perfected in the late Meiji period, and even today this distillery is still deeply colored by the atmosphere and craftsmanship of this era. The distillery presents the culture and history behind shochu, and visitors can also see earthenware vessels and tools actually used to make shochu throughout the years. With an advance reservation, visitors can also tour the distillery itself and see it in action, plus enjoy a free shochu tasting session. The adjoining Kedogawa Beer House restaurant serves authentic French cuisine together with sweet potato shochu and sweet potato beer.
  • Kiln of 15th Chin Jukan
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    Kagoshima Pref. Hiokishi Higashichikichoumiyama 1715
    This historic pottery in Miyama is operated by the 15th potter to go by the name Chin Jukan. This lineage of potters is best known for their beautiful works of white Satsuma ware. The masterpieces of previous Chin Jukans are displayed inside the building. Visitors can purchase works of white Satsuma ware and even watch the potter at work in his wheel room through the window.
  • Iso Artcraft Hall
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    3.5
    24 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Yoshinochou 9688-24
    This gallery and shop is located in Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture and adjoins a Satsuma Kiriko cut glass factory. Satsuma Kiriko is known for the gradations of color created by making deep cuts into thick glass, and its intricate designs and gorgeous hues make this traditional art a delight to behold. Though the techniques went out of use at the beginning of the Meiji period, a movement to revive the art started in 1985, and it continues to be produced today. Visitors can purchase utensils, interior goods, souvenirs, and other items, and they can also observe the creation process. The old-fashioned building itself is a registered Tangible Cultural Property, making it a must-see.

    切子やクリスタル製品が好きな人にはたまらない場所です。30年前に来た時もそうでしたが、価格がそれなりにするので手が出ません。でも今回は庶民の私でも買える品がありました。写真のラペルピンで、これなら普段使いも出来るので気に入っています。工場見学も無料で簡単に入れるのでぜひご覧になって下さい。若い職人さん達が一生懸命に働いています。

  • Kozuma Shuzo
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    Kagoshima Kumage-gun Minamitanecho Nakanokami 2480
    "This distillery is located in Minamitane Town, the closest town in Japan to space. Since it was first established in 1926, the distillery has continued to make shochu with deep roots on Tanegashima beloved by the island's people. Their flagship brand Nansen is a traditional shochu noted for its rich flavor and gentle taste. The shochu, which has a pronounced scent of sweet potato, instantly fills the palate with a mellow flavor. In addition to preserving shochu making traditions, the distillery also engages in numerous new initiatives. One such initiative was the creation of Uchu Kyodai, a sweet potato honkaku shochu that features characters from the manga series ""Space Brothers"" on the bottle. Another initiative was the creation of HAYABUSA2 Tanegashima kara no Tabidachi, which commemorated the launch of the Hayabusa2 asteroid explorer."
  • Amami Oshima Nishikawa Shochu Distillery
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    Kagoshima Oshima-gun Tokunoshimacho Shirai 474-565
    "This brewery is located in Shirai, Tokunoshima Town, and is surrounded by abundant water and sugar cane fields in an idyllic countryside area. The main ingredient is pure brown sugar, and their mainstay product is ""Shima no Napoleon"" filled with natural spring water. There are also a variety of other brands such as Mikado, aged over a long period of time, as well as plum wine using brown sugar shochu that is rare even in Japan. The young Touji (master brewer), who has inherited the traditional manufacturing method using natural water that flows against hard bedrock containing coral reefs on Tokunoshima, the island of longevity, and select brown sugar, makes the flavor deeper and easier to drink."
  • Amami Oshima Distillery
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    Kagoshima Oshima-gun Tatsugocho Ura 1864-2
    "This brewery is located a ten-minute bus ride from Amami Oshima Airport, and a four-minute walk from the Aijuen-mae bus stop. It manufactures and sells brown sugar shochu, which is permitted to be made only on the Amami Islands. Jogo, a shochu made from brown sugar using Amami Oshima's sugarcane and Tatsugo Town's famous water ""Jogo no Tensensui,"" is characterized by its mild and refreshing taste. It has been awarded with the Monde Selection. In addition, there is a shochu tasting corner, and factory tours are held three times a day."
  • Kokubu Shuzo
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    Kagoshima Kirishima-shi Kokubu Kawahara 1750
    This Japanese brewery company is located amidst the lush mountains situated along a river valley a 10-minute drive from JR Kokubu Station. The brewery is famous for having created Imo Koji Imo, the world's first sweet potato shochu made exclusively using sweet potatoes, including a sweet potato-based koji malt. The brewery's sweet potato shochus are made with sweet potatoes from Kagoshima and Miyazaki Prefecture, and spring water which wells up from 100 meters underneath the ground of Mt. Kirishima. The brewery's Tsurunashi Genji, a sweet potato shochu notable for its superb, sweet flavor, is also recommended. Note that the company's products are not sold at its brewery.
  • Amami Oshima Kaiun Brewery
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    Kagoshima Oshima-gun Ukenson Yuwan 2924-2
  • Anbo Crafts
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    Kagoshima Kumage-gun Yakushimacho Anbo 2354-8
  • Takeda Industry
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    Kagoshima Kumage-gun Yakushimacho Anbo 650-18
  • Nomotokitoseikatubunka Museum Minamikazejinkan
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Hayatochouoda 630
  • Kurenaigama
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    Kagoshima Pref. Airashi Ikejimamachi 5-13
  • Datejozo
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Fukuyamachoufukuyama 3621-1
  • Satumakiriko Glass Kojo
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Yoshinochou 9688-24
  • Seika Shokuhin Toso Kojo
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Toso 4-chome 4-5
  • Chomei Helsin Sujozo
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Hayatochounokumida 670-2
  • Taenkurimoto Sake Brewing
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    Kagoshima Pref. Satsumasendaishi Hiwakichoutounohara 11356-1

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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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