Scenic Railway (Trolley, etc.) Spots in Kagoshima Area

  • The retro sightseeing tram “Kagoden”
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

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 - shochu.

Kagoshima Photo Album

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