Spots in Osumi Peninsula Area

  • Kanoya Air Base Museum (Kanoya Sky Museum)
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    4.5
    121 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Kanoyashi Nishihara 3-chome 11-2
    A museum located on the grounds of Maritime Self Defense Forces Kanoya Air Base. The museum presents information and rare items spanning the time period from when the naval Kanoya flying corps was created in 1936 up to and including the history of the current Maritime Self Defense Forces Kanoya Air Base. The second floor of the museum provides information on topics such as the rapid developments which occurred in aviation technology in the 30-year frame from when naval aviation began; and a full portrait of the kamikaze fighters which emerged as part of Japan’s strategies during the Pacific War. The first floor of the museum presents history from the launching of the Coastal Safety Force in 1952 up to its reformation as the Maritime Self Dense Forces and on to the present day.

    You can see only one existing Kawanishi H8K a.k.a. Emily which was displayed in the U.S.A. after the 2nd world war and then brought to Tokyo and finaly here. This admission free Naval airforce museum...

  • Kanoya Rose Garden
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    4.0
    46 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Pref. Kanoyashi Hamadachou 1250
    This rose garden, the largest in Japan, is located in a hilly area on the east side of Kirishimagaoka Park. Some 35 thousand wild roses, English roses, and other rose varieties are grown on the garden’s vast grounds. Roses named after royalty and nobles, Kanoya’s own original Princess Kanoya, and other roses bloom in vivid color; the best time to visit the garden is during the festivals held during the peak blooming periods in spring and autumn. Visitors can try flower cutting in a green house and appreciate roses from around the world in facilities like a rose chapel and garden stage. The garden’s restaurant, which serves a wide variety of dishes made with roses, is also popular.

    Lived in Kanoya for 1 year and had a Rose Garden park pass 50,000 of roses in 8 hectare so visited often. You can take the local bus from downtown Kanoya if you do not have a car. Cost about 620Y...

  • Cape Sata
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Kimotsukigunminamiosumichou Satamagome 417
    A cape located on the southernmost tip of Kyushu facing the Osumi Strait. Located at 31 degrees north, the same latitude as New Delhi and Cairo, the cape is warm year round and subtropical plants such as Livistona and sago palms flourish here. Cape Sata Observatory Park and the surrounding area are currently closed due to renovations (as of January 2017) and are scheduled to reopen in 2018.
  • Roadside Station Sueyoshi
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
    Transportation
    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.

    地元の方が買い物に来るような道の駅です。野菜や肉、お惣菜やお茶菓子が売ってます。値段が良心的です。 柚子ソフト美味しいかった

  • Nejime Onsen Neppikan
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    3.5
    22 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Kimotsukigunminamiosumichou Nejimekawaminami 732
    A hot spring bathhouse and hotel where visitors can stay the night, go for a day trip, and enjoy banquet plans located in Nejime, Minamiosumi Town. The bathhouse’ unusual vitality restoring (minus ion) water bath is said to beautify the skin. The other baths are constantly replenished “kakenagashi” style from a sodium - chloride strong saline spring whose waters well up from 1,203 meters underground. Popular with women due to their skin beautifying properties, in winter, these waters warm the body to the core. The bathhouse is also replete with an outdoor bath, jacuzzi, and far infrared sauna. The adjoining restaurant serves a variety of dishes made with local Kagoshima brand ingredients.

    仕事で南大隅半島を訪れ、ランチでカンパチ丼を頂きました!やっぱり鹿児島のカンパチは最高ですね!お刺身も照り焼きも美味しかったです。

  • Kirishimagaoka Park
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    4.5
    13 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Pref. Kanoyashi Hamadachou 1250
    This park is located to the south of the city area of Kanoya City. It has various facilities such as a campsite, large play equipment, go-kart field and flying disc golf course on its vast hilly premises. From the observation deck in the park, you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding area such as Sakurajima Island, Mt. Kaimon, Kinko Bay and Shibushi Bay, and you can also enjoy the flowers that bloom each season. In addition, Kanoya Rose Garden, one of the largest rose gardens in Japan, also adjoins the park.

    高台にあり、開放的な公園です。天気がいい時は、遠くまで見渡せ、パノラマビューが心ゆくまで楽しめます。

  • Daguri Cape Amusement Park
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Pref. Shibushishi Shibushichounatsui 211-2
    This amusement park is located in Shibushi City, Kagoshima Prefecture. The park features a attractions such as a Ferris wheel popular for its panoramic views of Shibushi Bay as well as go karts and a chair swing ride. One of its most popular attractions is its seawater pool, which features a 100-meter-long lazy river and a water slide.

    鹿児島に行ったときに、この遊園地の近くを通りましたので、少しですが、外から眺めてみました。全国の遊園地が経営的に苦境にある中、よく生き残っていると思います。でも、地元の方で、小さな子供がいる家族は、これくらいがちょうどいいのでは。

  • Men's la Pasha (Kanoya Main Shop)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Kanoya-shi Kitadacho 11134-1
    "This ramen restaurant is the main location of Men's la Pasha, a chain that has several restaurants in the prefecture. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, it serves bowls of noodles made with top-grade flour. Their popular Kagoshima Shio Ramen won first prize at a ramen competition commemorating the completion of the Kagoshima Route of the Kyushu Shinkansen. Its soup has a light yet robust flavor that is good to the last drop. The blend of wheat flour used in the noodles has been carefully selected to give them flexibility, so it' chewy and going down smoothly. The restaurant's ""Pajamen,"" a tonkotsu shoyu (pork bone and soy sauce) ramen noted for its addictively rich and sweet flavor, is also popular."
  • Yagoro-tei Kurobuta Pork Restaurant
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Soo-shi Osumicho Iwagawa 6134-1
    A restaurant located in Osumi Yagoro Roadside Station along National Route 269. Operated by the livestock breeding company Onari Chikusan, its menu is centered on pork dishes made from Yagoro pork, Onari Chikusan's proprietary brand. Yagoro pork is characterized by the sweet taste of its fat and its juicy meat, and one of the most popular dishes on the menu is Roast Pork Cutlet, which gives customers a direct sample of these qualities. Shabushabu and pork steak dinners are available to customers who reserve in advance. The rice served with these meals is grown organically in the surrounding Osumi area. Another attractive feature of this restaurant and an example of its devotion to local consumption of local products is that it acquires its vegetables from the adjacent farmers' market.

    道の駅の中にあるレストランです。黒豚と輸入豚のとんかつがあったのですが、予算の関係で輸入豚にしたところ美味しかったのですが「特別美味い」という訳ではありませんでした。地元の黒豚にすれば良かったのかもしれません。 道の駅内には地元特産品の売店もあり、ドライブの休憩には向いている施設だと思います。

  • Zaiho Mineral Springs Spa & Wellness Center Satsuma Meiji Mura
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Tarumizushi Hamabira 629
    An alkaline simple spring bathhouse located a five-minute drive from Tarumizu Port. All of the baths are constantly supplied “kakenagashi” style from the source spring. Facilities include an outdoor bath, a yuzu citrus bath, a Goemon bath, and a skin beautifying “treasure” bath (women’s area only). Visitors can enjoy hot spring bathing along with an up-close view of smoking Sakurajima. The bathhouse also operates as a hotel and guests can make use of the bathing facilities for free. The bathhouse restaurant offers a wide selection of all-you-can-eat-and-drink plans. All of the restaurant’s dishes are cooked with natural alkaline hot spring water and diners can select among courses such as a shabu-shabu course made with Kagoshima’s famous Berkshire pork.

    宿は、垂水市の郊外の高台の上に建っています。垂水市でミネラルウォーターや焼酎、健康食品等を製造する会社の経営です。地元では有名なようです。 宿泊客以外に、レストランや温泉施設の利用者が多く来ます。 宿泊棟は、2階建てのアパートという感じです。部屋は、1DKのアパート一室の広さがあり、ファミリーでの利用にも問題は無いでしょう。 液晶テレビ、金庫、空の冷蔵庫、電気ポットがあります。冷蔵庫には財宝社製...

  • Semi-submersible Observation Boat Satadei-Go
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    3.0
    6 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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).

    前半は船の中から海中を見ます。透き通っているので魚やカメなどよく見えます。夢中になっていると若干酔います。後半は船の上に上がって風にあたったり上から海を見られるので、気持ちよかったです。

  • Sarugajo Gorge Michi no Eki Tarumizu
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Tarumizushi Shinmidou 1344-1
    This nature experience facility adjacent to Sarugajo Gorge is located at the base of the Takakuma Mountains inside a prefectural natural park. It is equipped with heated and air-conditioned cottages, a cooking pavilion, multipurpose conference rooms, a workshop, and other facilities. Visitors can enjoy activities such as exploring the lush nature around the gorge or canyoning in the summer (reservation required).

    巨大な岩がゴロゴロしている清流に沿って遊歩道が整備され、近くには財宝温泉、売店、喫茶店もありました。残念だったのは遊歩道や釣り橋が災害のため所々通行止めになっていたことです。早い時期の復興を願います。

  • Marin's Garden, Cafe and Gallery
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Soo-shi Sueyoshicho Fukagawa 9688
    "A cafe located along National Route 10, just east of the Sueyoshi-Takarabe Interchange on the Higashi-Kyushu Expressway. It offers a refined, elegant atmosphere in a remodeled traditional farmhouse. The interior is furnished with antiques and curios in a style that blends East and West, providing an enchanting setting for customers' meals. For lunch, it offers a combination consisting of seasonal ingredients from Kyushu called Shikisai Ryori (""Colorful Cuisine""). Customers can enjoy the festive feeling of this vividly colored cuisine accompanied by freshly-squeezed juice and served on antique dishes."
  • Kuninomatsubara Campground
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Pref. Sogunosakichou Masumaru 226-1
    This pine forest is located in Osaki Town, So County. It is constructed as a protected forest to prevent salt damage, and it is a scenic spot with white sand and blue pine trees that extends over seven kilometers along the shores of Shibushi Bay. There are also facilities such as a campsite and exercise park, and outdoor swimming pool facilities operated by the town open every summer.

    2016年の大晦日に宿泊しました。 6人用(12,860-)と8人用(16,980-)のロッジがありますが、6人用のロフトには布団を4組敷く事ができます。 それ以上の人数だと、階下のメインフロアを利用することになります。 冷暖房完備ですがエアコンではなく、クーラーと灯油ストーブです。追加の灯油は無料でした。とても暖かかったです。 炊飯器、包丁・まな板、鍋、お玉など、調理器具は一式あります...

  • Asupal OSAKI
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Transportation
    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.

    以前は道の駅あすぱる大崎の指定管理としてレストランに入って居ましたが近年指定管理を外れてから運営していません。 他に道の駅喜入などにも参入して居る業者で内容は結構良いレストラン経営です。 お風呂に入った後にこのレストランでビールを飲む二は適して居ました。

  • Takarabe Onsen Health Center
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Soo-shi Takarabecho Shimotakarabe 357-1
    "A hot spring bathhouse located along the Yokoichigawa River, south of Mochio Park in Soo City. The water used is a sodium hydrogen carbonate spring that bubbles up from 1,702 meters underground. Since it leaves the bather's skin smooth and soft, and it is known as ""beauty water."" The facility offers various kinds of options, including ordinary baths, saunas, and whirlpool baths. After bathing, visitors can enjoy local cuisine in the facility's restaurant or relax free of charge in the lounge. The facility's shop sells locally grown vegetables. The workout room contains machines that loosen up the body, such as massage machines and devices that one's body can hang from. This facility can be used as a place to shake off everyday tiredness and encourage interactions with the local people."

    ここの温泉は、濃厚でぬるぬるします。温泉成分が皮膚や角質を溶かしていると思われ、効果絶大です。 入り口にぶっさんはんばいもあり、お風呂上がりに地元の物産も購入できます。 朝早い方が空いていていいかも。

  • JAXA Uchinoura Space Center
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Pref. Kimotsukigunkimotsukichou Minamikata 1791-13
    This facility, located two hours from the Kagoshima interchange on the Kyushu Expressway via the Kasanohara interchange on the Osumi Jukan Road, is used primarily for scientific observation rocket and satellite launches as well as for tracking and data acquisition. Since 1962, over 400 rockets have been launched from here. The space center was the site of the launch of Japan’s first satellite and since that time has been used to launch close to 30 other satellites and probes. Visitors can enter the observation deck. The facility displays models of rockets and science satellites as well as scientific equipment. Visitors can also buy space related merchandise from vending machines.
  • Kamikawa Otaki Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Pref. Kimotsukigunkinkouchou Kamikawa 2382
    A nature park located in Kinko Town a 45-minute drive from Nejime Port. The park’s grounds encompass majestic Kamikawaotaki Falls and Kodaki Waterfall, plus a scenic suspension bridge, and visitors can enjoy the changing beauty of the seasons. Stately Kamikawaotaki Falls is 25 meters tall and 30 meters wide. The park’s 68-meter-high, 130-meter-long suspension bridge offers a superb view of the falls directly below. The park also has a forested square and water plaza for small children. The park is the perfect place to enjoy woodland beauty and get in touch with the great outdoors while taking in views of vast, seasonally changing mountains. A restaurant in the park has a somen noodle slide, and a tea house is also located near Kamikawaotaki Falls.
  • Cape Sata Lighthouse
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Kimotsukigunminamiosumichou Satamagome 417
    This lighthouse, one of the oldest in Japan, stands on Owajima Island 50 meters away from the southern cliffs of Cape Sata. The lighthouse has been selected for inclusion in a list of Japan's top 50 lighthouses. Designed by a British man, the lighthouse was destroyed in an air raid in 1945 during the Pacific War and was restored in 1950. Cape Sata faces the Pacific Ocean, the East China Sea, and Kinko Bay, and the emerald blue waters of the ocean create a beautiful contrast with the white walled lighthouse. On clear days, visitors standing on the tip of Cape Sata can see all the way to the islands of Tanegashima and Yakushima.
  • Cape Sata Observatory
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Kimotsukigunminamiosumichou Satamagome 416
    An observatory located on the 31st parallel north on Cape Sata, the southernmost tip of Kyushu, a 60-minute drive from Nejime Port. The facility was newly remodeled in January 2018, and portions of it are open to the general public. A provided walking route leading from the park entrance to the observatory takes around 30 minutes (alternative routes available as of September 25, 2018). A parking area, rest area, and observatory are situated at the park entrance, and on clear days visitors can see all the way to the islands of Tanegashima and Yakushima.

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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