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  • Kurokami Buried Torii
    203 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Kurokamichou
    The 1914 eruption of Sakurajima resulted in great amounts of volcanic ash and pumice being erupted over eight thousand meters into the air, burying the entire Kurokami area. This torii gate belonging to Haragosha-jinja Shrine is said to have originally stood three meters high; today, only the top one meter remains unburied. The residents considered exhuming the torii, but the village mayor decided to leave them as is as a reminder of the eruption for future generations. The gate was designated a prefectural Cultural Property in 1958.

    This shrine buried by volcanic ash was restored by junior high children. The displays are all in Japanese; so, I would not have known had my local hosts shared that info. Its just impressive that...

  • Bronze statue of Saigo Takamori
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Shiroyamachou 4
    Saigo Takamori made his mark on history during the Meiji Restoration. This bronze statue of the man was erected on the 50th anniversary of his death on Shiroyama, the place where he met his end during the Satsuma Rebellion. Standing eight meters tall, this majestic monument was created by Kagoshima City local Teru Ando, the same man who crafted the famous Hachiko Memorial Statue.
  • Ruins of Kagoshima Castle (Tsurumaru Castle)
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Shiroyamachou 7
    Also known as “Tsurumaru Castle,” Kagoshima Castle was built by Shimazu Iehisa (the first lord of Satsuma Domain) in 1602. It was a “mansion-style” castle without a tower. Today, only the original walls and moat are still extant. The Reimeikan, Kagoshima Prefectural Center for Historical Material stands on the former site of the inner citadel, while the Kagoshima Prefectural Library and Kagoshima City Museum of Art are situated on the former location of the outer citadel.
  • Uenohara Jomon no Mori Park
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Kokubuenoharajoumonnomori 1-1
    A park built to preserve and utilize the National Historic Site-designated Uenohara, an archeological site which was a large settlement 9,500 years ago. The Uenohara Jomon no Mori Museum displays artefacts such as Important Cultural Property-designated earthenware and stone tools excavated from the site. Another facility lets visitors see a cross section of the area’s geological layers. Visitors can see a portion of the site’s preserved archeological dig in an indoor building. Other facilities include a grass field; playground; and five buildings recreating what pit dwellings in the area looked like from the Jomon Period to the Kofun period (12,000 years ago to 700 CE.). In the park’s activity hall, visitors can try making a fire by hand, earthenware vessels, or Jomon style magatama jewelry.
  • Nanshu Park
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Kamitatsuochou 22-1
    This park is approximately a 17-minute drive from the Chuo Station, and is associated with the grave of Saigo Takamori. In memory of the centennial anniversary of his death, this park was built in 1977 next to the Saigo Nanshu Commemorative Museum. In addition to Saigo Takamori, who took his own life in 1877 during the Satsuma Rebellion, 40 other soldiers were memorialized here. As the remains of the Satsuma warriors were found scattered in various areas, they were brought here to be buried, totaling 2023 bodies. To the north of the memorial is the Nanshu Shrine enshrining those lost in battle. The Nanshu Cemetery was designated as a Historic Landmark of Kagoshima Prefecture in 1955.
  • "Akamizu Observatory Square The ""Portrait of a Scream"" Monument"
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Sakurajimakamizuchou
    This monument is in the Akamizu Tenbo Hiroba in Sakurajima Akamizu-cho, Kagoshima City. It was placed to commemorate Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi's All Night Concert, held in 2004. Made from Sakurajima lava rock used in the concert arena, it has become a place of pilgrimage for the singer's fans.
  • Aira no Yama no Ue no Misasagi (Aira Imperial Tomb)
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kanoyashi Airachoukanmyou 5250-1
    "This imperial tomb known to locals as the ""Airasanryo"" is one of the so-called ""Kamiyo San Misasagi"". Visitors can enjoy the lush, beautiful scenery and clean air along the roughly 500-meter-long riverside promenade. The area has earned the nickname ""Koise"" (little Ise) due to its resemblance to the Ise Grand Shrine. Many people visit in the spring and the fall to see its famous cherry blossoms and fall foliage, respectively."
  • Okubo Toshimichi Statue
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Nishisengokuchou 1
    This bronze statue is approximately 4.3-meter-tall, and is located around a five-minute walk from the JR Kagoshima Chuo Station. It was made by sculptor Shinya Nakamura, to commemorate 100 years since the death of Okubo Toshimichi, who was one of the Three Great Nobles of the Meiji Restoration. The statue gazes towards Kotsuki River and his hometown of Kajiya-cho. And, at its feet, are statues of the coachman and the horse that died while assassinating Okubo Toshimichi.
  • The Remains of Nanshu Saigo
    55 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Oshima-gun, Kagoshima Tatsugo-cho Ryugo 166
    This wooden residence is where Saigo Takamori lived for around three years when he was ordered to stay in Amami Oshima Island. It is now a private property managed by the son of his wife, Aigana, and is open to the public as a paid-entry museum. The residence has valuable items such as Saigo Takamori's personal history and private writings, and a stone monument to his wife, Aigana, on display. There is also another monument with the lettering from Katsu inscribed on it.

    西郷隆盛が島流しされた際にしばらく住んでいた家。龍さんという愛加那の一族の子孫が管理されています。家そのものは普通の古民家でこじんまりとしていますが、桐野や篠原と写っている陸軍大将の写真があったり、歴史好きの人には満足度高いかもしれません。 The house where Saigo Takamori lived for a while when he was exiled to this...

  • Konizumitotugehonteiato
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Dairyuchou 9-1
  • Yakushima guide 21EC K
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kumagegunyakushimachou Miyanoura
  • Nobuyaku Yakushima
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kumagegunyakushimachou Nagata 274
  • Ikeda Lake Marina WARNA
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    Kagoshima Ibusuki-shi Ikeda 5123-4
  • Yakushima Guided tor
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kumagegunyakushimachou Hara 914-33
  • Diving point fin
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kanoyashi Kasanoharachou 2097-4
  • Yakushima Life Style
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    Kagoshima Kumage-gun Yakushimacho Anbo 788-206
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kumagegunyakushimachou Nagata 3161
  • Yakushima guide Yamasuki
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kumagegunyakushimachou Ambou 2517-67
  • Diving base Lighthose
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Hayatochoushinkou 708-2
  • Aperuy
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kumagegunyakushimachou Ambou 2480-28

Kagoshima 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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