Spots in Osumi Peninsula Area

  • Roadside Station Tarumizu Yuttarikan
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    4.0
    140 Reviews
    Transportation
    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。

  • Kanoya Air Base Museum (Kanoya Sky Museum)
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    4.5
    125 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...

  • Roadside Station Sueyoshi
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    4.0
    26 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.

    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。

  • 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.
  • 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
    12 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.

    桜島から都井岬に到る国道は220号線と448号線が重なる部分、やがて恋ヶ浦サーフポイントの先で土砂崩れとかで不通となる。 この辺りはまだ志布志湾沿いの美しい海岸線。うらやましい。 波も南海トラフの影響も少なそう。

  • Asupal OSAKI
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    4.0
    12 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.

    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...

  • Kihoku Astronomical Observatory
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Kanoya-shi Kihokucho Ichinari 1660-3
    This astronomical observatory is located inside Kihoku Uwaba Park at an elevation of 550 meters. It was built to commemorate Kihoku Uwaba Park's four consecutive years as Japan's best stargazing spot according to the Ministry of the Environment's Star Watching Network. The observatory is notable for its unique space-themed exterior. A 65-centimeter Cassegrain reflector telescope is installed inside of the observatory's dome. There is also a gallery on the third floor featuring photographs of the surfaces of planets captured by space probes, astrophotography taken through the telescopes, and other exhibits.

    鹿屋で(鹿屋市街からはかなり遠い)星を見ると言ったら輝北の天球館です。 鹿屋自体は星のきれいなところですが、この天球館は更にきれいです。 いくまでに非常に大変ですが、行って星を見るのは非常に価値が有ります。

  • Kuninomatsubara Campground
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    4.5
    2 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.

    We all love this camp site, iv been here once before with my family and this time we came back with some children who booked an English school camp experience with us, they loved this site. I will...

  • 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.
  • Roadside Station Osumi Yagoro Legendary Village
    Transportation
    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.
  • 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。

  • Mizonokuchi Cave
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Soo-shi Takarabecho Shimotakarabe
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Men's la Pasha (Kanoya Main Shop)
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    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."

    移動中に特に何も考えずにふらっとよって、入店。 ある程度有名な店と知らず、美味しさにびっくりしました。

  • 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.
  • Ogawa Falls
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Kimotsuki-gun Minamiosumicho

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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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