Transportation Spots in Kagoshima Area

  • Roadside Station Tarumizu Yuttarikan
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    4.0
    140 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Tarumizushi Ushinefumoto 1038-1
    A roadside station located 30-minute drive from the Kokubu interchange on the Kyushu Expressway traveling along National Route 220 towards Tarumizu. Here visitors can enjoy spectacular scenery and hot spring bathing. Visitors can soak weary feet in the station’s footbath while taking in a view of Sakurajima floating in Kinko Bay and the distant Kirishima Mountains. In addition to a shop carrying a wide selection of local specialty products, the station’s hot spring bathhouse is constantly supplied “kakenagashi” style from a rare natural radon hot spring. With a little luck, you just might see dolphin swimming by from the station’s ocean view restaurant. Particularly recommended restaurant choices include the seafood rice bowl topped with local specialties yellowtail and amberjack. The hearty, flavorful sashimi covering the rice is sure to satisfy.

    国道220号下り方面、桜島を一望できる道の駅。連休最終日午前到着。足湯で有名ですが、コロナ禍の影響か12:00-17:00に利用時間が制限されていました。アッシー君にはガッカリ、メッシー君にはワンチャン有りかも。湯っ足り館のネーミングも足の引っ張り合いにはご用心。

  • Sakurajima Roadside Station
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    4.0
    136 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Sakurajimayokoyamachou 1722-48
    A roadside station located at the entrance to Sakurajima floating in Kagoshima Bay. At the adjoining Hinoshima Megumi-kan building, visitors can enjoy unique Sakurajima home cooking and purchase local specialty products. Of particular note is the Sakurajima komikan orange, said to have been brought to Sakurajima 400 years ago by Shimazu Yoshihiro, lord of Satsuma Domain. The smallest mikan (mandarin) orange in the world, its simple flavor is very close to that of the uncultivated ancestor to modern mikan oranges. Located along National Route 224.

    Upon my friend and myselfs travel back to the ferry, we came across this pit stop area. So we stopped by to check it out. And Im so glad we did. When you enter this place, to the left is sort of...

  • Roadside Station Kirishima
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    4.0
    50 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Kirishimataguchi 2583-22
    A roadside station situated along National Route 223 in Kirishima City. 670 meters above sea level, the station also boasts a sweeping view of the area. The Hotto Kirishimakan building has a restaurant which serves Kirishima specialties like Berkshire pork tonkatsu breaded pork cutlet, pork cutlet curry, and Berkshire pork shabu-shabu set meals. The adjoining shop sells specialty products like Berkshire pork miso, blueberry juice, and Satsuma Tin ware. The station is adjoined by “Kirishima Shinwanosato Park”, a vast, nature-rich leisure ground where visitors can enjoy leisure activities like a sightseeing lift.

    道の駅・霧島は眺めがいい場所に立地されており、売店とレストランが併設されているもので、お土産の種類は他の道の駅同様豊富にあります。お土産購入や休憩・また併設されているレストランの利用・霧島神話の里公園に立ち寄る等、訪問する価値は高いと思います。ただ、レストランを朝利用しようと思い訪問したのですが、9時からではなく10時からの開店なのでネット上の情報に間違いがありますので朝食で利用の際は注意が必要で...

  • Roadside Station Yamagawa-minato Io Kaido
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    4.0
    52 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Ibusukishi Yamagawakinseichou 1-10
    A roadside station located a 10-minute walk from Yamakawa Station on the JR Ibusuki Makurazaki Line. Yamagawa Port is also known as “Crane Port” due to its shape resembling a crane extending its wings, a design also employed in the shape of this roadside station’s building. The station consists of three zones—a local specialty products zone where visitors can buy woodwork crafts and ceramics, a morning farmers market selling produce from local farms and fresh seafood like skipjack tuna and greater amberjack, and finally a seafood restaurant zone where visitors can enjoy a variety of fresh seafood dishes. Day after day, the station bustles with visitors.

    指宿観光で寄りました。9月の連休でしたので食堂が混んでおり買い物だけ。鰹節は安いと思います。ひっそりと販売している(コロナ対応かレジから従業員さんをソフトクリームのコーナーまで連れて行かないと行けませんでした)マンゴーソフトが大きめでオススメです。Paypayが使えます。

  • Roadside Station Akune
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Akuneshi Okawa 4816-6
    A roadside station located in Okawa, Akune City nine kilometers south of downtown Akune. Facing the majestic beauty of the East China Sea, the station is the first one situated along National Route 3. Facilities include an information counter with information on area roads and roadside stations as well as terminals and bulletin boards offering information on nearby medical institutions and weather conditions. Making use of the bounties of both sea and land found in the area, the station’s local specialty products market sells local seafood, vegetables, and specialty products made from the same. The seafood served by the station’s restaurant is quite popular and the establishment serves set meals made with ingredients like silver-stripe round herring, a spring delicacy in Akune.

    国道3号沿いで海が目の前に迫る道の駅。海を眺めるのが好きな方には最適な立地です。 施設内はさほど広くはないものの他の道の駅では見られない土産品がありました。 鹿児島市内の百貨店(山形屋)でしか手に入らないと思ってたひらめきという香辛料を発見したので即購入、醤油は他でもよく見かけたのですがウスターソースが販売されてたので珍しいと思いこれも購入してしまいました。 美味しそうな魚介類もありましたが冷蔵で...

  • Roadside Station Sueyoshi
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Soshi Sueyoshichoufukagawa 11051-1
    A roadside station which carries a wide selection of local specialty products located a five-minute drive from the Sueyoshitakarabe interchange on the Kyushu Expressway. In the seasonal market area, there’s a farmer’s market selling fresh produce and local specialty products. The foods made with yuzu, a citrus fruit which is a Sueyoshi specialty product, are particularly popular. Other facilities include a restaurant, exhibition space and multipurpose hall, and craft workshop room. The restaurant, a certified Kagoshima Local Production for Local Consumption Promotion Establishment, is so popular lines of waiting customers form outside its door during lunch time. Lunch is served all-you-can-eat buffet style, and diners can enjoy an astonishing variety of Western, Japanese, and Chinese dishes made with local ingredients.

    国道10号沿い下り方面の道の駅。道路脇の巨大な和牛のモニュメントにモウビックリ。隣にはSOU!モォ-ッと幸せになる鐘とイミフな飾り物に突っ込み所満載で笑えます。コロナ対策として鐘を鳴らすのは自重された方が良いでしょう。

  • Roadside Station Kiire
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    3.5
    33 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Kirechou 6094-1
    A roadside station facing the coast along National Route 226. The station has a hot spring bathhouse and heated pool facility which look out over Kinko Bay. The Yahata Onsen Hoyokan building houses hot spring baths, a shop, and restaurant. There’s also a popular indoor pool area with a 53-meter-long water slide, and a multipurpose ground where visitors can enjoy golfing. The station’s large indoor bath and lie down bath are supplied by an alkaline simple hot spring whose waters are said to treat nerve pain and joint pain. Visitors can relax and refresh both body and mind in this casual hot spring resort. The station’s popular store is filled with Kiire exclusive products like local miso and chiffon cake.

    鹿児島市の健康増進施設マリンピアが道の駅となっています。つまり温泉施設、温水プールに道の駅の機能を持たせた印象でした。時間がなく温泉・プールは利用しませんでしたがウォータースライダーもあるようです。産直のお店は道の駅の平均的な感じと思いました。

  • Roadside Station Hiwaki
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    3.5
    13 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Satsumasendaishi Hiwakichouichihino 156
    A roadside station located a 15-minute drive from JR Sendai Station. The station is situated at the entranceway to the Ichihino Onsen, a renowned hot spring district. The station is outfitted with a tourist information center as well as a free foot bath perfect for easing away the fatigue of a weary traveler. The footbath is supplied by a colorless, odorless mildly alkaline spring whose waters are said to treat a broad array of ailments, including nerve pain, rheumatism, beriberi, joint inflammation, and women’s diseases. Other facilities include a casual Japanese diner-style restaurant and a farmer’s market which carries vaunted Satsumasendai City specialty products like pickles, porcelain, and bamboo work goods.

    ここはトイレに立ち寄り、足湯に浸かりちょっと休憩が出来る道の駅です。売店では新鮮野菜や生花が購入出来、軽食も食べる事が出来る道の駅です。

  • Roadside Station Kinpo Konohana-kan
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    3.5
    12 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Minamisatsumashi Kimpouchouikebe 1383
    A roadside station situated along National Route 270 in Kinpo-cho. The stations local specialty products hall sells famous Kinpo Koshihikari rice, known as the rice harvested much earlier than other rice, and other local products, bento box lunches, and fresh vegetables. The adjoining restaurant can seat 80 and serves soba noodles made with local buckwheat flour among other dishes. The restaurant also offers a reservation required soba noodle making class. Class takers can enjoy their noodles on the spot or bring them home to share with friends and family.

    鹿児島県の内陸側から枕崎に向かう途中にあります。国道沿いなので分からない事もないかと思います。新鮮な野菜や果物が所狭しと並べられており、地元の方の利用が多く見られました。外にはなぜか野菜や花の種、花の苗などが多く売られていました。田んぼは見ましたが畑はあまりないように感じましたが。。。

  • Asupal OSAKI
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Sogunosakichou Jinryou 2419
    A lodging and activity facility adjoining Roadside Station Kuni-no-Matsubara Osaki located a 30-minute drive from Kanoya City on National Route 220 traveling towards Shibushi. Facilities include a hotel, hot spring bathhouse, restaurant, and shop. In the Shoin no Yu bathhouse, visitors can enjoy bathing in the skin beautifying waters of a hydrogen carbonate spring; the bathhouse has a private bath which can be used with a wheelchair. The restaurant serves chicken nanban made with flavorful Sakurajima-dori chicken and oju lunch boxes made with local eel from Osaki Town. The local specialty products shop sells fresh vegetables and seafood, gifts, souvenirs, and shochu.

    こちらには両手で数えるくらいドライブで道の駅に遊びに来たりたまには安いので宿泊をすることもあります。温泉もきれいで日頃の心身の疲れを取るのにも良いです。近くにはキャンプ場もあるので今流行りのソロキャンプには良いでしょう。私はここをベースに高隅山、甫与志岳、国見山、稲尾山に登りました。標高は低山ですが味わいのある山だと思います。ホテルの皆様には大変お世話になりました。眼鏡を一時温泉に忘れてひと騒動し...

  • Roadside Station Osumi Yagoro Legendary Village
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    Kagoshima Pref. Soshi Osumichouiwagawa 6134-1
    A roadside station with a distinctive monument to livestock located a 30-minute drive from Shibushi City. The station’s name is derived from the tale of a legendary giant called Yagoro which is told in the Miyazaki and Kagoshima regions. The Yagorodon Festival Hall stands on the grounds and houses a “life-sized” statue of Yagoro. The Yagoro Farmer’s Market, also located on the station’s grounds, sells seasonal vegetables, meats and animal products, and processed foods. The market bustles in summer with customers come to purchase super sweet Yagoro watermelons which boast a Brix reading of at least 11 degrees.
  • Roadside Station Kuronoseto Dandan Ichiba
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    Kagoshima Pref. Izumigunnagashimachou Yamadono 4093
    A roadside station located a 10-minute drive from Origuchi on National Route 3 along National Route 389. The station looks out over the picturesque scenery of the Kuronoseto Strait. Here visitors can purchase fresh seafood at reasonable prices kept in large tanks on the premises. In addition to seafood, visitors can also buy citrus fruits; Nagashima grown Kagoshima brand certified Akatsuchi-bareisho potatoes; Beni Satsuma and other sweet potato varieties; and sweet potato shochu liquors popular in Kagoshima and beyond such as Satsuma Shima Bijin.
  • Roadside Station Sakurajima Sakurajima Bussankan
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    3.5
    12 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Sakurajimakamizuchou 1427
    A large rest stop, one of the largest in Kagoshima. The facility’s distinctive sign is decorated with a large Sakurajima daikon radish statue. The first floor of the facility is a market where visitors can purchase shochu liquor and other Sakurajima specialty products. In the second-floor restaurant, you can enjoy a meal along with a view of the magnificent, mountainous landscape of Sakurajima. Visitors can also view the volcano from the facility’s observatory, and there’s even a space for taking a commemorative photo.

    1階がお土産屋さん、2階がレストランになっています。桜島大根を使ったお土産や火山灰を使用したお土産もあります。大きな桜島大根が目印です-

  • Roadside Station Kunino Matsubara Osaki
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    Kagoshima Pref. Sogunosakichou Jinryou 2419
    A roadside station located a 30-minute drive from Kanoya City on National Route 220 traveling towards Shibushi. Rhinoceros beetle sumo is a popular event in Osaki Town, and two giant rhinoceros beetle statues stand in front of the station. Situated on the grounds of Asupal OSAKI, visitors will find a hot spring bathhouse, hotel, restaurant, and shop available for their use. The Osaki Fureai no Sato Park is a renowned destination for cherry blossom viewing and bustles with visitors during the blooming period in spring.
  • Roadside Station Matsuyama Yacchiku Furusato Mura
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    Kagoshima Pref. Shibushishi Matsuyamachoushimbashi 1526-1
    A roadside station located a five-minute drive from the Matsuyama interchange on the Miyakonojo-Shibushi Road. The exterior of the station is modeled after a traditional Japanese samurai armor helmet. The station is adjoined by Shiroyama Comprehensive Park. The station is also known as Yacchiku Furusato Mura; “yacchiku” means “vegetables and livestock” as well as “let’s do it” in the local Kagoshima dialect. The station’s shop is filled with local specialty products and fresh produce. The station’s popular lunch buffet includes a wide variety of sweets. The delicate desserts, created by a first-class pastry chef, and dishes made with an abundance of local ingredients have even been featured in the media, and lines of customers waiting to try these form day after day.
  • Roadside Station Sakurajima Hinoshima Megumikan
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Sakurajimayokoyamachou 1722-48
    A roadside station located a five-minute walk from the Sakurajima Ferry Terminal. Situated in a location with a superb view of Sakurajima, one of the world’s foremost active volcanoes, the station is a convenient destination for people both driving and walking through the area. The station’s local products market sells Sakurajima’s famed daikon radishes and mikan mandarin oranges as well as other local specialty products, including fruits and vegetables, seafood, processed foods, arts and crafts. The adjoining restaurant serves Japanese home style dishes lovingly made with choice ingredients from Sakurajima. The popular Sakurajima ko-mikan (a type of mandarin orange) soft serve ice cream has a refreshing fragrance and rich, sweet flavor.
  • Amami Lucky Rentacar Naze Business Office
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    Kagoshima Amami-shi Naze Nagahamacho 27-1
  • Ibusuki
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    3.5
    112 Reviews
    Transportation
    Kagoshima Ibusuki-shi Komaki 52-4

    海沿いにありオシャレな建物てご当地ものが数多くありました。 セゴドン煎餅や土産物がたくさんありましたが、なぜかお目当の酒盗がなく残念。 お魚の販売もしてますが、買いに来る人が少ないのかたくさんはありませんでした。

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    Kagoshima Pref
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    Kagoshima Pref

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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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