Coast / Beach Spots in Kagoshima Area

  • Nagata Inakahama Beach
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kumagegunyakushimachou Nagata
    The beautiful weathered granite white sand of the beach is carried here from the Okudake Mountains of Yakushima Island by the Nagata River. This picturesque beach is also visited by sea turtles wandering the Pacific Ocean to lay their eggs.
  • Tomori Beach
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    Kagoshima Pref. Amamishi Casali MachidoSakari
    White sand beaches and an emerald-green ocean with gradations that gradually change to a cobalt blue are what make Tomori Beach so special. It is also called Blue Angel because of the beauty of the clear blue waters. As it is on the way to the cape from the airport, look for the sign at the entrance to Tomori Beach. Visitors can enjoy swimming in the shallow waters that surround the rocks, but sufficient caution is required as rip currents can take swimmers out to sea.
  • Honohoshi Beach
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Oshimagunsetouchichou Koniya Revival
    This coast is located at the southern end of Amami Oshima Island. Naturally formed round stones cover the entire coast, and visitors can appreciate the sight and sound of the stones exposed to the ocean waves. It is famous as a power spot, and it is said that disaster will befall anyone who take the stones away, so it is forbidden to remove them. There is also a parking lot with toilets nearby, as many tourists visit this location.
  • Irikihama Beach
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    Kagoshima Hioki-shi Fukiagecho Iriki
    "This beautiful stretch of white sand beach and green pine trees is a part of Fukiagehama, a beach which is 47-kilometers-long north to south and which is counted as one of Japan's three largest beaches. From the beginning of spring through the fall, visitors can go clamming for free and hunt for Gomphina aequilatera clams, Latona cuneata clams (known as ""nange"" in the local dialect), and other shellfish. The beach is left in a natural state with no shellfish aquaculture or releases conducted, meaning you are not guaranteed to find anything during your clamming expedition, but other varieties you might find include Macridiscus melanaegis clams and Mactra chinensis clams. The beach is also convenient, with parking, toilets, and a foot-washing area nearby."
  • Nakayama Kaigan
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    Kagoshima Kumage-gun Nakatane Cho Noma
  • Kaidakaigan
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    Kagoshima Pref. Oshimagunyoronchou Furusato
  • Eguchi Hama Seaside Park
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    Kagoshima Hioki-shi Higashiichikicho
  • Kurasaki Kaigan
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    Kagoshima Oshima-gun Tatsugocho Ashitoku
  • Yoan Kaigan
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    Kagoshima Amami-shi Kasaricho Yoan
  • Fushime Kaigan
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    Kagoshima Ibusuki Yamagawa Fukumoto
  • Kuninomatsubara
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    Kagoshima Soo-gun Osakicho Jinryo
  • Fukiagehama
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Hioki-shi Fukiagecho Iriki
  • Sun Beach Ibusuki
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Ibusuki-shi Higashikata
  • Osaki Kaigan
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Soo-gun Osaki Cho Masumaru
  • Warese
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima
  • Nagase
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Kagoshima-gun Toshimamura
  • Nishi No Hama
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima
  • Minami No Hama
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Kagoshima-gun Toshimamura
  • Deze
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Kagoshima-gun Toshimamura
  • Kusuku Hama
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    Kagoshima Kagoshima-gun Toshimamura

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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