Spots in Kirishima Area

  • Kirishima Shrine
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    4.0
    963 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Kirishimataguchi 2608-5
    A Shinto shrine dedicated to Ninigi, a god who is part of the myth of the founding of Japan. The current main shrine building was erected in 1715, although the shrine is believed to have been founded around the sixth century on Setoo Hill between Mt. Takachihonomine and Mt. Hinotokomine. Buildings such as the main shrine and worship hall are designated Important Cultural Properties. The shrine is also famous for having been visited by Sakamoto Ryoma on his honeymoon. The grounds are renowned spot for viewing the cherry blossoms and autumn foliage. A 10-minute bus ride from Kirishima-Jingu Station on the JR Nippo Main Line.

    The first historical reference to Kirishima shrine is in the year 540. It had a solemn and mysterious atmosphere.xa0There are many nice hot spring inns nearby, and it is a recommended sightseeing...

  • Kirishima Kanko Hotel
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    3.5
    265 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Makizonochoutakachiho 3885
    A resort hotel located in Makizono-cho, Kirishima City, Kagoshima Prefecture. The hotel’s bathhouse has five elegantly designed baths, including an outdoor bath and large indoor bath with a view on the roof. The bathhouse is supplied by the Tonoyu Onsen, a simple hot spring with a 300-year long history. The bathhouse is also open to non-guests from 11:00 to 15:00. The hotel serves traditional kaiseki course cuisine made with fresh, nutritious ingredients based on the principle of local production for local consumption. The hotel also has a shochu cellar and sells Satsuma shochu liquors spanning 170 varieties from 104 distilleries in the prefecture that can be enjoyed as a shot on the spot. The hotel’s guest rooms span everything from Japanese style rooms to Western style rooms with beds and the facility can accommodate a wide range of travelers, from friends vacationing together to families with children.

    I spent my first night in Kagoshima at this hotel in early December and took the package with dinner and breakfast. One of the two blocks is under repair and upgrade against earthquake. The dinner...

  • Active Resorts Kirishima
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    3.5
    156 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Kirishimataguchi 2703-5
    A highland resort hotel 500 meters above sea level. The hotel recently changed its name to Active Resorts Kirishima. Visitors can relax in the hotel’s outdoor bath, which is surrounded by rock and is filled with the mild waters of the Kirishima Jingu Onsen. The large indoor bath in the women’s area in the hotel’s bathhouse has a shampoo bar, and women bathers can use the shampoo of their choice. The hotel’s large indoor baths and outdoor bath are open to non-guests as well, making the hotel a great destination for travelers in the area looking for a place to take a rest or who would like to enjoy a taste of the resort life. Visitors can also enjoy Kirishima style cuisine to their heart’s content in the hotel buffet.

    A nice resort hotel, plenty of free parking spaces, sizable lobby, the outdoor hot spring surrounded by trees, creates an intoxicating atmosphere. Room is clean and spacious, bath room is made of...

  • Kirishima Open-Air Museum
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    4.5
    83 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Pref. Airagunyusuichou Koba 6340-220
    An expansive outdoor art museum located on a plateau 700 meters above sea level on Mt. Kurinodake (1,094 meters) in Yusuicho, Airagun, Kagoshima Prefecture. The extensive grounds are dotted with 23 works of art by Japanese and international artists which make use of the local terrain and natural beauty. One of the distinguishing features of the museum’s pieces is that in addition to be able to be enjoyed visually, visitors are free to touch and even lean on them. Most museum goers enjoy taking photos together with the unique exhibits. The distinctive rectangular art hall contains the museum’s indoor exhibits and special exhibitions as well as a cafeteria where visitors can take a break.

    I had wanted to see Kusama’s work but didn’t realize how much more there was to see at this museum. My son and husband expected to be finished very quickly but we were there for a couple of hours...

  • Kirishima Shinwa no Sato Park
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    4.0
    91 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Kirishimataguchi 2583-22
    This park is 670 meters above sea level, making for a scenic spot where one can see Kinko Bay and Sakurajima from the observation deck. The 390-meter-high super slider certainly packs a punch, and it is replete with other attractions including putter golf, sightseeing lifts, and a road train. At the spacious restaurant one can try Berkshire pork cuisine, and the Yokamon Market offers a range of special goods from Kirishima.

    This is a place that allows you to have fun and a time to relax. The view is incredible. I went there at around 11:30am on a weekday. Very few visitors. Just like what others recommended. Take...

  • Kagoshima Jingu Shrine
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    4.0
    106 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Hayatochouchi 2496-1
    A Shinto shrine located in Uchi, Hayato-cho, Kirishima City, Kagoshima Prefecture. Also known as the Shohachimangu, Kokubu Shohachiman, and the Osumi Shohachi, this shrine is the head shrine of all Shohachiman shrines nationwide. The shrine is dedicated to the legendary Yamasachihiko and the queen Toyotamahime no Mikoto. Records state this ancient shrine was founded during the reign of Emperor Jinmu (660–585 BCE) and is believed to grant expecting mothers an easy childbirth. The Hatsu-uma Festival, held on the first Sunday after January 18 according to the old calendar, is considered one of the three biggest events in Kagoshima Prefecture. During the unusual festival, a parade of dancers journeys to the shrine led by a sacred, bell-covered horse.

    This Japanese shrine with a lot big & old trees surrounding. Its also with an ancient story about the born of Gods grandchild here, quite interesting. Highly recommended to take a walk and...

  • Myoken Ishiharaso
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    4.5
    60 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Hayatochoukareigawa 4376
    This high-class ryokan inn, one of the top ones in Kyushu, is the only non-train car lodging facility selected for riders of “Nanatsuboshi in Kyusyu”, the luxurious sleeping car train line to stay at. The inn’s bathhouse has five different indoor and outdoor baths which are filled undiluted from a hydrogen carbonate spring. Customers can relax in an outdoor bath and take in a stunning view of a mountain stream; the outdoor baths can also be reserved for a private session depending on the time of day. The inn serves seasonal kaiseki course cuisine made with an abundance of fresh, local Kagoshima ingredients. The inn also offers hot spring bathing only plans and hot spring bathing and lunch plans, making it easy even for non-guests to stop by and enjoy special hospitality tailored to their needs.

    源泉が6本もあるとのことで湯量も多くふんだんに湯三昧しました。コロナ禍前に訪れた際には露天風呂、お茶室付きの特別室でしたが満室のため今回は蘇芳というお部屋泊。到着時にはアプローチに路地のように水打ちがされていました。こちらのお部屋も数寄屋作りに間接照明が心地良さを表現しています。 裏千家のお作法を習得した外国人のスタッフの皆さんはじめ館内のおもてなしが自然で流れるような美しさでした。

  • Roadside Station Kirishima
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    4.0
    52 Reviews
    Transportation
    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.

    ツーリングで寄りました。 思ったより小さめの道の駅でしたがそれなりにお土産物もあり 休憩も出来ます。 テラスからは真正面に桜島が見えます。

  • Shiobitashi Onsen Ryoma Park
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    4.0
    69 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Makizonochoushukukubota 3606
    A park built in an area where famous historical figure Sakamoto Ryoma stayed during his honeymoon. There’s a free footbath in the park as well as a museum (entry fee required) which presents the connection between Kirishima, Sakamoto Ryoma, and his wife Narasaki Ryo. A day trip hot spring bathhouse on the grounds draws its waters from a source spring Ryoma and his wife bathed in. The bathhouse is open from 9:00 to 18:00 and is closed on Mondays. The spring is a hydrogen carbonate spring. The facility sells towels, soap, and shampoo. Visitors can also view a bathtub said to have been used by Ryoma and Ryo.

    This is the part of Sakamoto Ryomas Honeymoon Course. Not a big park. But, tour buses come and leave often. - duck feeds are purchasible. Ducks sense feeds. But, they dont come close. - The park...

  • Kirishima Distillery
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    4.5
    43 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Kirishimataguchi 564-1
    A shochu distillery established in 1911. The distillery’s flagship Akarui Noson is made the traditional way in earthenware pots with spring water. Other than the first three days of the new year, visitors can view the distillery any day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The distillery tour takes 15 minutes and during the guided tour you can see everything from the actual production area where shochu is being made to the bottle filling area. The distillery’s shop offers samples and sells liqueurs and shochu liquors made on-site. Visitors can also hand draw their own shochu label and create their very own, one of a kind bottle of shochu.

    霧島神宮へ向かう途中に見つけて立ち寄りました。 販売所のスタッフの方にお願いすると、20分程の見学案内をすぐにして下さいます。 思っていた以上に自然の中で丁寧に作られており、是非飲んでみたいと思いました。 (名前は知っていたが飲んだことはなかった) また、スタッフの方が皆さん(スタッフ職人さんともに)優しくて丁寧に挨拶をして下さり、ファンになりました。 優しい方が丁寧に作るお酒は美味しいに違い...

  • Shiroyama-Park
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    4.0
    48 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Kokubukamikogawa 3819
    A park located on a 192-meter-high hill. The park is located a 25-minute drive from the Mizobe-Kagoshimakuko interchange on the Kyushu Expressway. The spacious park’s facilities include a children’s field, roller slide, 1,350-meter-long go-cart course, and miniature golf course. There’s also an outdoor stage, Ferris wheel with a sweeping view of the Kokubu Plain, and other facilities which can entertain a family with children all day. The park’s 20-meter-high observatory boasts a spectacular view of the city. In April, visitors can enjoy the site of cherry tree and azalea blossoms, and each year the park bustles with visitors come to relax and enjoy the flowers.

    a park in downtown Kagoshim where you can visit Saigo Takamori’s cave and statue and an observatory overlooking Kagoshima city and Sakurajima.

  • Wake Shrine
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    3.5
    50 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Makizonochoushukukubota 3986
    A Shinto shrine guarded not by stone lion dogs but rather stone boar. The shrine is dedicated to Wake no Kiyomaro, an ancient government official. The shrine used guardian boar statues because, according to legend, Kiyomaro’s palanquin was protected by a wild boar when he landed in Buzen Province with the aim of visiting Usa Jingu Shrine. The shrine is believed to grant worshippers boons relating to traffic safety, scholarly pursuits, and construction. Sakamoto Ryoma and his wife also visited the shrine during their honeymoon and a monument on the grounds commemorates this fact. Some 100 wisteria plants grow on the grounds of Wake Park in front of the shrine and a wisteria festival is held here each year from April to May when the plants are in bloom.

    This shrine has a Wisteria Pagola that blooms from mid April until early May. The shrine is up on a mountain and so the road up to the parking is very narrow but better than walking up. The parking...

  • Youyu-an
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    4.5
    42 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Hayatochouhimegi 1-177
    A large hot spring bathhouse located in the Hinatayama Onsen hot spring district. The bathhouse is constantly supplied “kakenagashi” style by a sodium - hydrogen carbonate spring whose waters are said to beautify the skin. Customers can bath enwrapped in the fain fragrance of hinoki cypress in the large communal bath. The open and airy outdoor bath is surrounded by rock and lush greenery. The bathhouse also has 11 distinctive private reservable baths, each of which is equipped with toilets, a washroom, and lounge. Customers can have these individual, elegantly designed baths all to themselves. Body soap, shampoo, conditioner, and hair dryers are also provided. In addition to day trip hot spring bathing, the bathhouse also has hotel rooms. The guest rooms have their own outdoor baths. The facility serves delicious, local Kagoshima cuisine such as aged Kagoshima Shinwa pork shabu-shabu.

    比較的、空港に近い露天風呂がある温泉です。 空港に早めに着きそうだったので、寄ってみました。どうせなら露天風呂が良いと思い、ここに決めました。少し狭いですが、良いお湯でした。

  • Hinode Onsen Kinoko no Sato
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Kirishima-shi Makizonocho Shukukubota 3698
    This day-use hot spring bathhouse is located a 10-minute drive from Kagoshima Airport. In the bathhouse' inviting building, accented with warm woods, you can enjoy relaxing hot spring bathing. Situated along a steep river valley, the bathhouse' indoor baths command views of the Amori River and have an open, airy feeling similar to an outdoor bath. The bathhouse' source spring is extremely hot and thus its waters are cooled by diluting them with Kirishima mountain spring water, and customers can make use of two natural free-flowing spring baths, one hot and one lukewarm. The waters of the bathhouse' hydrogen carbonate spring are said to be remarkably effective at treating nerve pain, cuts, burns, and even heat rash. The bathhouse also has a cafe and offers overnight accommodations without meals.

    飛行機の乗り継ぎの合間に訪れました。空港からタクシーで片道2500円払って、200円の温泉に入りに来ましたが、その価値がありました。 地元の方たちが次々と訪れ、お喋りに花を咲かせており、シャンプーなど持たずに来た私に、「私の使いなさい」と貸してくださったりして、とても温かくフレンドリーなのは土地柄なのかしらと思いました。 温泉もかなり肌がツヤツヤになり、のぼせそうになったら外に出て渓谷を眺めなが...

  • Maruoka Park
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Yokogawachoukamino 3201
    A large park built as part of celebrations commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of the Meiji period (1868-1912). One of the largest parks in the prefecture, the park’s exercise and activity facilities include a 1,000-meter-long go-cart course, multipurpose ground, and roller-skating rink. The Maruoka Sakuraen restaurant, located on the grounds, serves set meals and soba noodles made by hand using Maruoka buckwheat flour. Visitors can stay overnight in the Komorebi no Sato bungalows and enjoy barbecuing. Also considered one of the top destinations for cherry blossom viewing in the prefecture, each year in spring when the trees are in bloom the park bustles with visitors.

    鹿児島県内でも有数の桜の名所で、とても広い公園です!広いので、お花見の際の場所取りの競争は必要なく、好きな場所に座ってゆっくり桜を楽しめます!遊具もあったり、池で鯉に餌をあげれたり、子供も飽きずに楽しめます。お弁当を持ってぜひお花見に行ってください!

  • Kirishima Onsen Market
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    3.5
    56 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Makizonochoutakachiho 3878-114
    This facility includes a tourist information center and restaurant as well as a souvenir shop and farmers’ market selling specialty goods of Kirishima and Kagoshima, located in the middle of the Kirishima hot spring village. Inside are popular foot baths one can use for free or at low cost (40–45 degrees, chloride water). There is also an area selling foods steamed by hot spring water, including eggs, manju (yeast buns) and sweetcorn.

    霧島温泉市場は、霧島温泉郷の中心にある霧島観光の拠点です。観光案内所やいくつかの飲食店、お土産屋があり、足湯もありました。 市場の広場の端には『蒸しもの販売所』があります。温泉の蒸気で、いろんなものを蒸し上げているんです。私は、人気ナンバーワンだという「温泉たまご」をいただいてみました。1時間もかけて蒸し上げるそうで、ほんのり黄色がかっていました。他にも、温泉まんじゅうやソーセージ、スイートコ...

  • Kirishima Mingeimura
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Kirishima-shi
    This tourism complex, built in the shinden-zukuri style like a Heian period palace, adjoins Kirishima Shrine a 15-minute drive from Kirishimajingu Station on the JR Nippo Main Line. A variety of crafts made using Yakushima cedar are displayed in the Yakusugi Shiryokan hall. Visitors can also try making Ryujin ware porcelain in the Togei Kobo Ryujin ware ceramics studio. Visitors are free to look at the class crafts made and displayed in the Glass Kobo studio. Visitors can also purchase Yakushima cedar, porcelain, and glass crafts in the complex' crafts shop. Additionally, there's the detached Satsuma Jokiya confectionary shop and the Jingutei restaurant.

    霧島神宮から南側を走る国道近くに向かうと、観光案内所やいくつかのお店などが集まっている門前町に出ました。門前町の川側の一段低い場所に、こちらの施設、霧島民芸村がありました。 「霧島民芸村」ってなんだろうと思いながら向かうと、立派なお屋敷のような建物がありました。中には屋久杉でつくられた大きな木工製品などが並んでいます。屋久杉史料館もありました。

  • Sekihira Onsen
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Kirishima-shi Makizonocho Santaido 2057-10
    This day-use hot spring bathhouse adjoins the shop of the Sekihira Kosen mineral water company, famous for its renowned Kirishima mineral water, and is located a 30-minute drive from Kagoshima Airport. In the bathhouse' indoor bathing area, you can enjoy the waters of two different springs - the Sekihira Onsen spring, and the Aratoko Onsen spring. The bathhouse' two private reservable bathing rooms each have an indoor bath and an outdoor bath, and users can soak in hot spring waters while taking in the natural beauty of Kirishima. The waters of the Sekihira Onsen spring are said to be very effective at healing cuts and have been used for therapeutic hot spring bathing since ancient times. A simple hot spring, its waters are colorless, tasteless, and odorless.

    霧島温泉から少し鹿児島空港方面に進んだところにある関平温泉。ここには2種類の源泉があるとのことです。傷によく効く温泉として有名ですが、施設には広くて露天風呂、東屋もついた貸し切り風呂が準備されています。ここでゆっくりするのは最高ですよ。

  • Sansui
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    5.0
    6 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Kirishima-shi Kokubu
    This day-use hot spring bathhouse, located an 18-minute drive from the Hayato-higashi Interchange on the Kyushu Expressway, has only private reservable baths, each of which is decorated in elegant Japanese style. Encircled by seasonal flowering trees, the bathhouse has 21 private bathing rooms, each with its own style, and each of which has an indoor bath and an outdoor bath. The bathhouse also has bathing rooms which incorporate universal design principles or have additional facilities such as a mist sauna or Shigaraki ware beautifying air bubble bath. The baths are supplied with free-flowing spring water from a sodium hydrocarbonate spring whose waters can also be drunk for health benefits. Each bathing room is replete with body soap, shampoo, and conditioner.

    事前の予約はできないようなので待ち時間覚悟で行ったところ、空きがあったのですぐに案内してもらえました。 料金によってお部屋タイプが異なり、今回は3500円の“いろは紅葉”にしました。 内風呂が一つ、外風呂が三つあり、少しずつお湯の熱さも違っていて楽しめます。 お部屋は広々としており、マッサージチェアもあるのでゆっくりくつろげます。 部屋もたくさんあるので毎回違うお部屋を楽しみたいな〜と思い...

  • Yoshimatsu Ekimae Onsen
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Aira-gun Yusuicho Kawanishi 935
    This hot spring bathhouse is located inside of a renovated former hot spring inn right in front of Yoshimatsu Station. It is equipped with gender-separate indoor baths and two private indoor baths. The baths are fed with clear and colorless free-flowing water straight from a simple hot spring located 480 meters underground. The water has a refreshing feel and is popular for its skin beautifying properties. Towels, soap, and other items are available for purchase at the bathhouse.

    JR肥薩線とJR吉都線との乗り換えが2時間半も有ったJR吉松駅。 旅行計画時から駅横の資料館とSL,そして駅前のこの温泉で時間を潰すことを計画して実行しました。 銭湯ですねここは、温泉と言う面影はありませんが鹿児島市内の銭湯もこんな感じでした。

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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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