Experience / Training / Vehicle Spots in Kagoshima Area

  • Seahorse House
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    4.0
    54 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Minamikyushushi Eichoubeppu 5202-2
    Japan’s only breeding farm specializing in seahorses open to the public. The facility breeds seahorses with the aim of preserving the ocean environment and here visitors can see seahorses swimming idly in large tanks. Seahorses are also seen as symbols of luck with love and marriage, marital harmony, and easy childbirth, and the facility sells relevant charms. The facility was also shown in a car commercial in 2016.

    Most beautiful and unique coffee shop with mini-aquarium. Beautiful coastline. Arts and crafts for kids to boot. Our family loved it. Highlight of our trip to Japan.

  • Amami Nature Forest
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    4.0
    31 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Oshima-gun Tatsugocho En 1193
    "This is where you can observe the precious nature of Amami Oshima up close. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll while observing the plants and animals native to Amami Oshima because of the promenade in the large garden. From the highest observatory ""Dragon Fort,"" you can get a beautiful view of Tatsugo Bay, and you can see from Kikai Island to Mt. Yuwan on clear days. It is also famous as a mecca for birdwatching, and many wild bird fans visit from all over the world throughout the year."

    I visited this twice over the period of two days. On both occasions, I happened to chat with one of the local staff and he clued me where I might find some of the local endemic birds which are found...

  • Seto Marine Viewer
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Oshima-gun Setouchicho Koniya Ominato 26-14 Koniya Fishing Port Terminal Building 1F
    "A marine sightseeing boat that visitors can enjoy at Setouchi Sea Station. The Marine Viewer ""Seto,"" a half-submerged boat designed like a cute whale. In addition to viewing the scenery above the surface, passengers can view coral reefs and tropical fish in the water. The New Seto holds 56 passengers, and there is a standard 35-minute excursion course that gives them a sampling of multicolored tropical fish and coral reefs."

    子連れの家族旅行で子供を楽しませるスポットです。ここだと雨でもなんとかいけます。荒天だと運航中止になります。海中はさんごに熱帯魚がいて楽しめます。30分程度なのもちょうど良いです。

  • Miyama Toyukan
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Hiokishi Higashichikichoumiyama 1051
    This experience-type tourist facility is located in Hioki City, Kagoshima Prefecture. Pieces such as tableware and vases of Miyama's many pottery kilns are displayed and sold here. In addition, visitors can enjoy the pottery experience workshop while receiving guidance in creating pottery by hand or at a potter's wheel and in painting finished works. A reservation is required, due to the number of visitors, both domestic and international.

    We tried pottery making here. Sweet lady teaches us how to make and even helps us when it is about to break down when we are using rokuro the spinning machine for pottery making. for one session...

  • Semi-submersible Observation Boat Satadei-Go
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    2.5
    7 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Kimotsuki-gun Minamiosumicho Sata Magome 486-4
    This semi-submersible observation boat takes passengers on tours of Satamisaki Marine Park, Japan's first marine park. Passengers can enjoy viewing an alien world of emerald blue from seats located under the waterline. The rich waters of Satamisaki Marine Park are a natural treasure trove densely populated by brilliantly-colored corals. Passengers can see schools of tropical fish, colonies of seaweed, and maybe even a sea turtle or two through the boat's glass bottom. The view of the Satamisaki Lighthouse from the boat's deck is also particularly beautiful. Sunset cruises that allow passengers to enjoy watching a fantastic sunset are also available (reservation required).

    電話予約して現地に到着したら、何と「フリー客が先に来たので出港したので戻ってから出港となるので待ってくれ」とのこと。 電話予約のときに名前も電話番号も聞かれなかったので、なんていいかげんなんだろうと思ったが、予約客を無視する姿勢に唖然。 この船に乗るときには「予約を無視して出港したりしないでしょうね」と確認してからがいいです。 常識が通用しない世界なので。

  • Yakushima Activity Nature Center (YNAC)
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Kumage-gun Yakushimacho Anbo 2353-302
    This tour guide service pioneered the first eco tours on Yakushima Island. They provide all-in-one guided tours that include food and drink, insurance, and all the necessary specialized equipment. Tours are guided by professional staff members each certified as meeting the company's own internal standards. The staff strives every day to improve their skills in order to allow guests to enjoy the charms of Yakushima Island, which is blessed with four mild seasons. Being a one-stop-shop, the company is able to provide tours suited to guests' schedules and physical ability, the season, and so on. The company has received an UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) Ethics Award and also achieved high satisfaction ratings on customer surveys.

    I had great vacation in Yakushima (4 days, 03 nights). I spent 02 days for trekking in forest. It was really really amazing. I would like to thank YNAC so much. I had wonderful real lessons about...

  • Higo Senshoku Yume Shibori
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Oshima-gun Tatsugocho Toguchi 2176
    This activity facility is located a 20-minute drive from Amami Airport. Here visitors can experience dorozome mud dyeing, the traditional method used to dye Amami Oshima tsumugi silk pongee. Participants can pick a pattern they want to try from among several samples and create their very own original color and design combination. The facility sells T-shirts, handkerchiefs, and other items separately for visitors to dye. The facility also provides long boots and aprons to borrow when dyeing, but even so prospective participants are recommended to wear clothing they won't mind if it gets stained. The facility also displays and sells various dyed items produced by professional artisans.

    奄美大島伝統の染めもの、泥染めの商品が欲しいと名瀬市街やお土産物屋さんも見たのですが、品薄。それではと思い、肥後染色さんを訪ねました。 急な思いつきだった為、あまり時間もなく、泥染め体験はあえてせず、商品ばかりをたくさん見たい!といぅ、目的でした。 作業場の奥にはシャツを中心に、本当にたくさんの商品がありました。バッグや小物、レディースのワンピースやスカートもありました。私のように泥染めを購入した...

  • Maeda Strawberry Farm
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Minamikyushu-shi Chirancho Naga Sato 3319-2
    This tourist farm is located 40 minutes from Kagoshima City and 15 minutes from the Chiran Interchange on the Ibusuki Skyline via Prefectural Route 23. Here visitors can enjoy picking ripe strawberries grown with a focus on safety and health, as well as on taste over size. The farm also grows its strawberries in greenhouses, ensuring you can have fun going strawberry picking even on rainy days. In addition, you can buy the strawberries you pick by volume to take home. The farm also offers fun activities in which you can use the fresh strawberries you just picked to make strawberry daifuku rice cakes, or strawberry jam (separate fee and advance reservation required).

    知覧特攻平和会館から指宿に行く途中に立ち寄りました。 何棟もハウスがあり、いろいろな種類のいちごを生産しているそうです。 前日の天気が悪かったせいか、あまり甘くはなかったんですが、農家さん直売なので安心かなと思いました。

  • Ichigo House Koba
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Ichikikushikino-shi Ozato 648
    This strawberry farm is located about a seven-minute drive from Ichiki Station. The farm grows two types of strawberries; Saga Honoka, which have little sourness and high sugar content, and Benihoppe, which are characterized by their juiciness. The farm grows their strawberries in carefully-cultivated soil rather than in a more easily managed hydroponic medium in order to maximize their fragrance and richness of their strawberries. Thanks to the farm's efforts to use as little agrochemicals as possible, it is possible to eat their strawberries without needing to wash them first.

    いちご狩りに行きました。3連休最終日で前日から天気が良くて絶好のいちご狩り日和でした。ほかの方も同様な考えで多くの家族連れがいました。午前中だったのでまだ大きくて美味しそういちごを詰むことができました。

  • Takenouchi Tourist Farm
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Kirishima-shi Kokubu Shigehisa 5865-3
    At this Kagoshima Eco Farmer-certified tourist farm, located a 20-minute drive from JR Kokubu Station, you can pick strawberries, grapes, and Japanese pears. The farm grows strawberry varieties such as Toyonoka and Sachinoka; picking is available from early December to around early May. The farm's Fujiminori and other grape varieties are pickable from early August to around late September, while its Chikusui and other Japanese pear varieties can be picked from mid-August to around mid-October. The farm also grows dragon fruit and chestnuts and offers a home delivery service.

    我們這次過去是摘草莓,他並不是放題的那一種是秤重收錢的那一種,可能這一次沒有碰到最好的時機,草莓都剩下不多而草莓的體積大多不會很大,這一家店最好的地方是客人決定進去摘草莓之前會拿一些草莓讓你試吃,客人覺得滿意才進場這一點挺開明的。而且他會提早聲明在場內不能吃,要帶到外面秤重給錢之後,清洗乾淨他在那邊有一些小桌子坐下來當場慢慢品嚐,這邊也是農場,客人也可以買一些現成打包好裝盒的草莓。這個農場也很單一...

  • The retro sightseeing tram “Kagoden”
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Uearatachou 37-20
    A sightseeing tram which visits tourism destinations in Kagoshima City. The tram originally operated as an ordinary tram from 1912 to 1955 and was put back into service in 2012 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the tram system. The tram’s retro design is modeled after those used during Japan’s early modern Taisho period. The tram starts in front of Kagoshima-Chuo Station and travels a 70-minute circuit visiting such tourism sites as Tenmonkan-dori Street, the Kagoshima Station area, and the Kagoshima Aquarium. Tours are also sometimes provided on the tram by volunteers.
  • Yume/Kaze-no-sato Agri-land Ei
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    Kagoshima Pref. Minamikyushushi Eichoumakinouchi 15025-5
    This leisure facility uses part of Kumagaya Farm. The facility makes use of its spacious location and high elevation with various attractions such as a 730-meter go-kart track, grass skiing and a petting zoo for small animals, where visitors can feed rabbits and goats. There is also a campsite, a restaurant and hot spring facilities, so visitors can enjoy a full day here.
  • Kenmun Village
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    Kagoshima Amami-shi Kasaricho Yoan 1246
    "This facility located at Amami Resort Bashayamamura on the Yoan Coast offers a variety of hands-on experiences. It is named after ""Kenmun,"" which are nature guardian deities that live in the forests of the Amami Islands according to local folklore. Activities include ""shima uta"" (local folk song) singing lessons, brown sugar candy making, and salt making. The brown sugar making experience, which takes about an hour, allows participants to make two varieties of simple old-fashioned candy using brown sugar. The facility offers a daylong ""villager experience"" that includes a choice of two activities as well the rental of a villager costume."
  • Nakatane Fureai no Sato
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    Kagoshima Kumage-gun Nakatane Cho Noma 5979
    These three rental lodges surrounded by woodland scenery are located across from Nakatane Central Sports Park. One lodge has two 14.5-square-meter rooms lodge while the other two lodge each have two 12-square-meter rooms. Each is fully equipped with heating and air conditioning, a kitchen, baths, and a washer and drier, making them well suited for use by families or groups. The adjacent Kokuto Denshokan offers visitors a chance to experience making brown sugar out of sugar cane the old fashioned way (reservation required). The facility only operates during the sugar cane harvest, which runs from December to March.
  • Higashi Farm
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    Kagoshima Satsumasendai-shi Hiwakicho Ichihino 4784
    This tourist farm offering strawberry picking is located about a 30-minute drive from Sendai Station. It has continued to grow strawberries using reduced agrochemicals with a focus on quality over quantity. The most popular all of the three varieties they grow is Satsuma Otome (Suntear), a cultivar unique to Kagoshima. The others are Oi C Berry, which is noted for the richness of its flavor, and Beni Hoppe, which is known for its juiciness. The farm's greenhouse has a barrier-free design that allows guests in wheelchairs or with baby carriages to enjoy picking strawberries.
  • Kaseda Tourist Farm
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    Kagoshima Shibushi-shi Matsuyamacho Shinbashi 1709
    This tourist farm is located 30 minutes from the So-Yagoro Interchange on the Higashi-Kyushu Expressway. It offers all-you-can-pick strawberries from late December to late April. It grows three varieties of strawberry; Saga Honoka, noted for its pronounced sweetness and its juiciness, Satsuma Otome, which is characterized by its large average size, and Sachinoka, which has a high Vitamin C content. Although a different fee is charged for each variety, no time limit is imposed, so guests can enjoy picking strawberries to their heart's content. The strawberries in soil carefully cultivated with organic fertilizer and reduced agrochemicals, giving guests peace of mind.
  • Kaimon Sanroku Koryoen Hana to Kaori no Mise
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    Kagoshima Ibusuki-shi Kaimonkawashiri 6229-2
    This herb plantation, Japan's first, was established in 1941. Located in the foothills of Mt. Kaimon, it grows dozens of varieties of herbs including some 10,000 Hosho camphor trees. The Hosho essential oil for which the plantation is best known is extracted from the leaves of a subvariety of camphor tree with strong sedative effects. During its heyday, the plant was grown all over the Nansatsu region, which is said to have produced enough leaves to extract five tons of essential oil. The oil is popular for its refreshingly sweet forest scent. The plantation features a shop that sells herbal teas, fragrances, and other items as well as a cafe that serves seasonal herbal teas.
  • Ibusuki Mango Forest
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    Kagoshima Ibusuki-shi Yamagawaokachiyogamizu 1332-4
    This fruit farm is located next to Flower Park Kagoshima in the foothills of Mt. Kaimon. The farm grows Shiawase mangoes, a gift of the sun worthy of the title of the king of fruits. Shiawase mangoes are characterized by their sweet scent and rich flavor. This great fruit is grown in soil carefully cultivated using primarily organic fertilizer, assuring that it is both delicious and healthy. Visitors can purchase products such as assortments of fully-ripened mango, mango jellies, Mango Forest jams, and other products at the farm's shop. There is also a cafe space where visitors can enjoy sweets made with dragon fruit, passion fruit, and other fruits.
  • Sakurajima Summer Pleasure Ferry Cruise
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    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Sakurajimayokoyamacho 61-4
    This sightseeing boat takes passengers on an excursion of the waters around Sakurajima from the 1st to the 31st of August each year. The boat departs from the Kagoshima Port Sakurajima Ferry Terminal at 7 p.m. and visits sightseeing destinations including the Sakurajima Taisho Lava Field, Okikojima Island, and urban Kagoshima City. Each cruise includes raffles and other fun events. A fireworks display at the end of the cruise brings the excitement to a fevered pitch.
  • Nagashima Glass Bottom Boat Cruise
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    Kagoshima Izumi-gun Nagashimacho Kuranomoto Ferry
    This glass-bottom sightseeing boat is operated by the Minshuku Ebisuya Group. Passengers can observe ocean life such as corals and tropical fish through its glass windows. There are even night cruises that offer the chance to observe nocturnal marine life, sea sparkle, and other sights.

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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