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  • Kanoya Air Base Museum (Kanoya Sky Museum)
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    4.5
    117 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kanoyashi Nishihara 3-chome 11-2
    A museum located on the grounds of Maritime Self Defense Forces Kanoya Air Base. The museum presents information and rare items spanning the time period from when the naval Kanoya flying corps was created in 1936 up to and including the history of the current Maritime Self Defense Forces Kanoya Air Base. The second floor of the museum provides information on topics such as the rapid developments which occurred in aviation technology in the 30-year frame from when naval aviation began; and a full portrait of the kamikaze fighters which emerged as part of Japan’s strategies during the Pacific War. The first floor of the museum presents history from the launching of the Coastal Safety Force in 1952 up to its reformation as the Maritime Self Dense Forces and on to the present day.

    You can see only one existing Kawanishi H8K a.k.a. Emily which was displayed in the U.S.A. after the 2nd world war and then brought to Tokyo and finaly here. This admission free Naval airforce museum...

  • Sendai Nuclear Power Plant Museum
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Satsumasendaishi Gumizakichou Kodaira 1758-1
    Located near the Sendai Nuclear Power Plant, this museum uses a life-sized, 12-meter-tall model of a nuclear reactor and a scale model of the entire plant to explain the mechanisms behind nuclear power generation. Visitors can also receive a guided 60-minute tour of the museum.

    原発の歴史がわかり、いろいろ学べて見識が深くなりました。アクセスも道路一本で行けてとてもよかったです。

  • Kagoshima Municipal Science Hall
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    3.0
    8 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Kamoike 2-31-18
    A science museum located a 15-minute drive from the Kagoshima Interchange on the Kyushu Expressway. Through facilities such as Japan’s only large film projector-equipped dome cinema and planetarium, the museum presents the laws of the natural world, science and technology, and outer space in a way that is fun and easy to understand. Numerous interactive exhibits include the Sakurajima Sky Cycle, a pedal powered flight simulator which visitors can use to “fly” over Sakurajima; an earthquake simulator through which visitors can experience everything from what mild to strong earthquakes feel like; and a wind simulator which lets visitors experience what truly powerful winds can do. This is a fun-filled destination great for families with children.

    科学館て各地にありますが、ここはそんなに楽しくはなかったかなという印象。ほかにすごい良いところありますからね。

  • Kagoshima City Modern Literature Museum/Kagoshima Marchen Fairy Tale Museum
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    3.5
    35 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Shiroyamachou 5-1
    A literature museum located a seven-minute walk from Asahidori Station on the Kagoshima City Tram bound for Kagoshima Station and leaving from JR Kagoshima-Chuo Station. Visitors can come in contact with literary works connected to Kagoshima through the museum’s permanent exhibit, which looks at 28 writers with a particularly strong link to the area. The adjoining Marchen Fairy Tale Museum is fun for adults as well as children, and visitors can feel like they’re in their very own fairy tale through exhibits such as trick art, playground equipment, and seasonal events and decorations. A joint admission ticket which includes entry to both facilities is available.

    Went to the literature and the fairytale museums for ¥500. Spent about just over an hour to see both as no English info. If there were I couldve spent longer. Interesting displays but dont know the...

  • Kagoshima Museum of Environment: Planet Earth and Its Future
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Jousei 2-1-5
    An environment-themed public facility located a five-minute walk from the “Shinshoin,” “Somuta,” and “Harasho-mae” bus stops, and a seven-minute walk from the “Josai Koen-mae” bus stop.” Entry is free. The facility is divided into four environmentally conscious areas which look at greenery, water, air, and light; each area contains exhibits based on the principles of discovery, awareness, learning, and action. The facility holds a variety of interactive and participatory events throughout the year, and visitors can have fun while learning about environmental issues. The facility is an ideal destination for children assigned an independent research project. There’s also a reuse and recycle shop and the facility holds an environmentally friendly flea market.
  • Sakamoto Kurozu Restaurant Tsubobatake
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Fukuyamachoufukuyama 3075
    A large information facility center where visitors can learn about, see, taste, and experience local Sakamoto black vinegar. Here visitors can learn how black vinegar is made in the local Fukuyama area using distinctive fields of earthenware jars. In the center, visitors can learn about the history of Sakamoto black vinegar and how it is produced, purchase black vinegar and products made with black vinegar, and try foods made with black vinegar. The Tsubobatake restaurant serves authentic Chinese dishes made with Sakamoto black vinegar. The restaurant also offers seasonal dishes as well as black vinegar beverages and desserts, and diners can savor black vinegar cuisine while enjoying a view of the facility’s jar field and Sakurajima.
  • Takachihogawara Visitor Center
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Kirishimataguchi 2583-12
    A center which provides information on the natural beauty and culture of Kirishima located at the foot of Mt. Takachihonomine. The center is divided into seven areas. There’s a terrain model of the Kirishima Mountains and informational panels on the development of area volcanoes, fossil specimens on display, and panels with illustrations which teach visitors about rules and proper manners for nature observation as well as how best to enjoy the area’s mountains. Visitors can experience the summit of Mt. Takachihonomine in a panoramic section which makes use of a model of the Ama-no-Sakahoko three tined spear statue at the mountain’s summit as well as photographs. In the center’s mini theater, visitors can learn about the nature in Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park.

    高千穂河原にあるビジターセンターは、霧島の自然や文化を紹介する施設です。 展示室では模型や写真やパネルなどで分かり易く解説しています。 なかなか見応えがあって勉強になります。 入場は無料ですが、駐車場は有料です。

  • Washi gallery Orimonotaiken
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    Kagoshima Pref. Airashi Kamouchouhisasue 2409-2
  • Health Community Center Yupuru Fukiage
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    Kagoshima Hioki-shi Fukiagecho Nakahara 763
  • Sendaiuchukan
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Satsumasendaishi Nagatoshichou 2133-6

    高台にあり、星の観察会なども行われていて、周囲に遮るものが少ないので、美しい夜空が見られます。昼間も公園があり、開放的な空間でした。

  • Chikisambutukatuyoshisetuyumesakurakan
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    Kagoshima Pref. Isashi Okuchiyamano 1145-1
  • Motogaishotogoshigenori Memorial
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Hiokishi Higashichikichoumiyama 1690-4

    終戦内閣の外務大臣で、御前会議でポツダム宣言受諾へと進言した東郷秀徳の記念館。 朝鮮陶工を祖に持ち、外交官として時代の波に揉まれながら、日本の平和に世界中を奔走し葛藤した生涯。しかし東京裁判で有罪とされ獄死するも、獄中秀逸の著者『時代の一面』を遺された。 一人貸し切り状態の館内で、激動の時代、信念を貫いた生きざまに静かに感動した。もっと多くの人に訪ねてほしいと思う。

  • Satsumasendai Iriki Local Hall
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Satsumasendai-shi Irikicho Uranomyo 33

    衣服や甲冑、古文書や美術品などが分かりやすく展示されています。入館料も安いので興味ある人にはお勧めです。月曜以外にも日曜も定休の時があり事前にチェックしていくといいです。

  • Osumi Local Hall
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    Kagoshima Soo-shi Osumicho Nakanouchi 9146
  • Kagoshima Prefectural Archaeological center
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    Kagoshima Kirishima-shi Kokubu Uenohara Jomon no Mori 2-1
  • Kajiki Local Hall
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Aira-shi Kajikicho Kariyamachi 250

    歴史的な資料だけでなく、会が、民芸や生活用具に至るまで、さまざまなものが展示されていて無料で見ることができます。庭には仏像がありすぐそばには図書館のレトロな建物もあるので合わせて見学するといいです。

  • Kirishima Municipal Kokubu Local Hall
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    Kagoshima Kirishima-shi Kokubu Kamiogawa 3819
  • Satsumacho Furusato Satsuma no Yakata
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    Kagoshima Satsuma-gun Satsuma Cho Gumyo 12753-3
  • Minamikyushu Suwa Undokoen Management Office
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    Kagoshima Minamikyushu Kawanabecho Hirayama 7354
  • Izumi Takaono Museum Furushirogahaku collection Tate
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    Kagoshima Pref. Izumishi Takaonomachiokubo 158-5

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ーshochu.

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