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Spots in Kagoshima / Mt. Sakurajima Area

  • Juan (Kagoshima-Chuo Station West Entrance Restaurant)
    50 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Take 1-3-1
    A restaurant located a two-minute walk from the west entrance of JR Kagoshima-Chuo Station which looks like a cozy old Japanese home and where customers can enjoy dishes made with Berkshire pork. The restaurant’s choice Berkshire pork comes from Watanabe Berkshire Farm. Sporting a laid-back décor and replete with private and semiprivate dining areas, the restaurant is a popular place for business entertainment, celebrations, and other special days. Juan’s signature shio (salt) shabu-shabu is particularly recommended. After being cooked with a quick swim through a salt broth flavored with six herbs, the sweetness and deliciousness of the thin slices of pork conveys itself without occlusion, and the light taste never tires, no matter how much you eat.

    We were try to make an reservation for dinner with another well known shabu-shabu restaurant, but it’s fully booked. As a result, we googled and can to Juan. Surprisingly, it’s shabu shabu is also...

  • Nagashima Art Museum
    43 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Take 3-42-18
    An art museum opened as part of Kagoshima City 100th anniversary celebrations in 1989. Visitors are greeted by Rodin’s “The Thinker” at the main entrance. The museum displays some 1,000 pieces, including paintings and sculptures, by international artists like Rodin and Chagall, as well as Satsuma ware. The museum also holds special exhibitions in a dedicated space one to two times a year. After checking out the museum, visitors can enjoy a casual light meal or cup of tea in the museum’s café, which boasts a sweeping view of Sakurajima and Kagoshima City.

    We visited this museum on our last day in Kagoshima. The most memorable museum was the Chiran Peace museum but this came a close second for different reasons. The museum was established 20 years ago...

  • Arimura Lava Observatory
    131 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Arimurachou 952
    An observatory located right next to the “Yogan Tenbojo” bus stop built on the Taisho Lava Field in the Arimura area. Situated on top of lava rock which flowed during the 1914 Taisho Eruption, a one-kilometer long walking path makes it possible for visitors to view smoke emerging from the crater up close. The restaurant adjoining the observatory was remodeled in 2016 and now has multipurpose toilets and a nursing room. The shop near the parking area sells gifts and souvenirs from Sakurajima.

    IT is always impressive to see something showing how powerful the nature could be. We drove so it is easy to reach there. There were quite a lot of ashes during our visit. you don't need to spare...

  • Saigo Takamori’s Hideout
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Shiroyamachou
    Located immediately by the Saigo Takamori Dokutsu-mae bus stop on the Kagoshima City View route, this cave is where Saigo Takamori spent his last days with the administrators of his private school during the final stages of the Satsuma rebellion after returning from fighting numerous battles around Kyushu in 1877. They spent the six days from September 19th through 24th in this cave. It is a vital historic landmark as the site where Saigo lead the Satsuma army at the Battle of Shiroyama against the government military until the end. It was designated as a historic landmark of Kagoshima City in 1974.
  • Nanshu Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Kamitatsuochou 22-1
    This park is approximately a 17-minute drive from the Chuo Station, and is associated with the grave of Saigo Takamori. In memory of the centennial anniversary of his death, this park was built in 1977 next to the Saigo Nanshu Commemorative Museum. In addition to Saigo Takamori, who took his own life in 1877 during the Satsuma Rebellion, 40 other soldiers were memorialized here. As the remains of the Satsuma warriors were found scattered in various areas, they were brought here to be buried, totaling 2023 bodies. To the north of the memorial is the Nanshu Shrine enshrining those lost in battle. The Nanshu Cemetery was designated as a Historic Landmark of Kagoshima Prefecture in 1955.
  • Saigo Nanshu Memorial Museum
    13 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Kamitatsuochou 2-1
    This memorial museum to Saigo Takamori is just a 17-minute drive from the Chuo Station. This memorial was built in 1977 in commemoration of the centennial anniversary of his demise through donations from all over Japan. The interior of the two-story structure is constructed of wood and emanates a natural warmth of space. On the first floor is a diorama of Takamori's life and a film library, while the second floor displays materials about the Satsuma Rebellion and documents in Takamori's own handwriting. The museum shop sells books and unique goods related to Takamori, such as replicated hanging scrolls, wall decor, cute figurines of Saigo that make great souvenirs.

    西郷隆盛の人生すべてがわかる資料館となっていました。 たまたま訪れた11月3日は文化の日で入場が無料になっていました。

  • Kagoshima Kenko no Mori Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Inuzakochou 825
    This park is in Inuzako-cho, Kagoshima City. They have a wide variety of sports facilities, including a green suitable for soccer, seven tennis courts, a gym, and sumo ring, as well as playground equipment, an open space, observation decks, a nature observation park, grass skiing slopes, and two shops. The indoor pool facility has a heated swimming pool, onsen resort pool and onsen walking pool, and an outdoor pool open in summer.
  • "Akamizu Observatory Square The ""Portrait of a Scream"" Monument"
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Sakurajimakamizuchou
    This monument is in the Akamizu Tenbo Hiroba in Sakurajima Akamizu-cho, Kagoshima City. It was placed to commemorate Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi's All Night Concert, held in 2004. Made from Sakurajima lava rock used in the concert arena, it has become a place of pilgrimage for the singer's fans.
  • Okubo Toshimichi Statue
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Nishisengokuchou 1
    This bronze statue is approximately 4.3-meter-tall, and is located around a five-minute walk from the JR Kagoshima Chuo Station. It was made by sculptor Shinya Nakamura, to commemorate 100 years since the death of Okubo Toshimichi, who was one of the Three Great Nobles of the Meiji Restoration. The statue gazes towards Kotsuki River and his hometown of Kajiya-cho. And, at its feet, are statues of the coachman and the horse that died while assassinating Okubo Toshimichi.
  • Kagoshima Fureai Sports Land
    4 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Chuzanchou 591-1
    This sports facility is located in Nakayama-cho, Kagoshima City. The field uses natural grass, and soccer and rugby matches are played here. In addition to the field, there are also many facilities for everyone from children to adults to enjoy, including the Clay Square, where baseball and softball can be played, a walking and jogging course, playground equipment and an indoor pool. Professional teams also use it as a site for their camps every year.

    私の場合はもう10年以上前から利用しています。 陸上部の練習に使わせて貰ったり,自分自身が走るのに利用したり。 一周が1kmほどのタータンの外周コースに加えて更に長いコース取りもできます。 しかも500mごとにポイントがあり,どのくらい走っているかも解るので走りやすい。 サッカーコートが何面もあり週末には色々な大会が催されています。 また広大な芝地があるので小さい子供連れも利用客も多く親水公園も...

  • Dolphin Port
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Honkoushinmachi 5-4
    This commercial complex is located on North Pier in Kagoshima City. It is a two-story facility, built like a southern bungalow, and customers can look out to Sakurajima Island and Kinko Bay from the terrace. Inside the facility are various stores, such as those that sell specialty products of Kagoshima and restaurants where customers can enjoy local cuisine. Events such as handmade craft markets and workshops are held regularly in the vicinity of Nagisa Tower on the first floor.
  • Frespo JUNGLE PARK
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Yojirou 1-11-1
    This shopping mall is located where Kagoshima International Jungle Amusement Park once stood. On the first floor, there are fashion and sports equipment stores and restaurants, and on the second floor, there are baby goods, a karaoke bar and a large cinema that has ten screens. There is also a special venue on the first floor where events are regularly held.
  • Sakurajima Magma Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Sakurajima Yokoyamacho
    A hot spring area sprawling on a hill on volcanic Sakurajima, seen as a symbol of Kagoshima Prefecture. The waters of the area’s dark brown chloride springs contain an abundance of sodium and iron and are known for their powerful antibacterial and body warming properties. There are several bathhouses and hot spring hotels in the area, but the Sakurajima Yogan Nagisa Park’s footbath, one of the largest in the country; and the inexpensive public hotel Hotel Rainbow Sakurajima, which offers a sweeping view of Kinko Bay, are particularly popular destinations.
  • AEON MALL Kagoshima
    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Tokaicho 7
  • Sakurajima ferry kagoshimashisempakukyoku sakurajima ferry Kagoshima Port Josenkenhatsubaisho
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Honkoushinmachi 4-1
  • Yamakataya
    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Kinseicho 3-1
  • Kagoshimashinkou
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Jounanchou
  • Minamikazebyoin
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Nagatachou 14-3
  • Kagoshima Municipal Hospital
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Uearatacho 37-1
  • Sagara Hospital
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Matsubaracho 3-31

Kagoshima Main 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ーshochu.

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