Island Spots in Kagoshima Area

  • Yoronjima
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    Kagoshima Oshima-gun Yoroncho

    行程の段取りには毎回積極的に手伝っていただけるので、心強いです。奄美トレイル地図に期間限定で付いてくる奄美トレイルバッグが使いやすかったです。

  • Tanegashima
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    Kagoshima Kumage-gun Nakatanecho
    A 30-minute plane ride from Kagoshima Airport. This island is famously known as the place where guns were introduced to Japan. The design of the Tanegashima Development Center and Firearm Museum building is modeled after the Portuguese ships which brought guns to Japan; the museum displays guns brought to Japan from Portugal as well as early examples of domestically produced matchlock firearms. The Tanegashima Space Center on the southeastern tip of the island is the only space center in the country from which practical satellites are launched. In addition to facilities connected to guns and space, the island has scenic destinations such as beaches and mangrove forest; visitors can also enjoy scuba diving and other marine sports.
  • Chiringashima Island
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    Kagoshima Pref. Ibusukishi Nishikata
    Chiringashima is an unpopulated island three kilometers in circumference floating in Kagoshima Bay. From March to October, a sandbar some 800 meters in length appears during the ebb of a spring or half tide, making it possible to walk to the island from the mainland. Because of this connection to the mainland, the island is also nicknamed the Love Knot Island and the sandbar is called the Ibusuki Chiririn Sand Road.
  • Yakushima Island
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    Yakushima-cho, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima
    This island located south of Cape Sata in Osumi Peninsula, Kagoshima Prefecture. Most of the island is mountainous and has a rich and beautiful natural environment. The island and Shirakami Mountains were officially registered as Japan's first World Natural Heritage sites in 1993. Various scenic Yakushima destinations include: the Jomon Sugi cedar, estimated to be between 2170 and 7200 years old; Oko Waterfall, chosen as one of the 100 elections of the waterfall in Japan; Nagata Inakahama Beach, a breeding ground for loggerhead turtles; and Hirauchi Kaichu Onsen that can only be bathed in for two hours during low tide.
  • Sakurajima Island
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    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi
  • Yakushima Island
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    Kagoshima Kumage-gun Yakushimacho
  • Kikaishima Island
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    Kagoshima Oshima-gun Kikaicho
  • Tokunoshima Island
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    Kagoshima Oshima-gun Amagicho
  • Yuikojima Island
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    Kagoshima Oshima-gun Setouchicho
  • Okinoerabujima Island
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    Kagoshima Oshima-gun Chinacho
  • Janareshima Island
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    Kagoshima Oshima-gun Setouchicho
  • Yoroshima Island
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    Kagoshima Oshima-gun Setouchicho
  • Ukejima Island
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    Kagoshima Oshima-gun Setouchicho
  • Ukejima Island
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    Kagoshima Oshima-gun Setouchicho
  • Kiyamajima Island
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    Kagoshima Oshima-gun Setouchicho
  • Kakeromajima Island
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    Kagoshima Oshima-gun Setouchicho
  • Eniyabanarejima Island
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    Kagoshima Oshima-gun Setouchicho
  • Edatekujima Island
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    Kagoshima Oshima-gun Ukenson
  • Yokoatejima Island
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    Kagoshima Kagoshima-gun Toshimamura
  • Kaminonejima Island
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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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