Spots in Kirishima Area

  • Kirishima Shrine
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    4.0
    951 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    The first historical reference to Kirishima shrine is in the year 540.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...

  • Ryokojin Sansou
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    4.5
    331 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Makizonochoutakachiho 3865
    A long-standing hotel established in 1917. The 165 thousand square meter hotel grounds sprawl in a quiet, natural forest. The hotel was formerly the Maruo Ryokan inn, where famous authors and poets such as Akiko Yosano, Mokichi Saito, and Ujo Noguchi stayed and left their handwritten works. The hotel’s bathhouse is supplied by a simple spring and a simple sulfur spring, and bathers can relax in a large indoor bath or outdoor bath. The waters of the simple spring can also be drunk for health benefits. The bathhouse is open to non-guests, and the hotel also boasts four outdoor baths which can be privately reserved for ultimate relaxation. The hotel serves traditional Japanese kaiseki course cuisine made with seasonal ingredients from Kagoshima.

    I booked a Japenese style room for one night. It faces the Sakurajima and the view is good. Meals are good but nothing special. Ladies can choose Yukata at the lobby and the one for men is placed in...

  • Kirishima Kanko Hotel
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    3.5
    266 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...

  • Yakakutei
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    4.5
    222 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Hayatochoutougou 1-8
    A long-standing ryokan inn, one of the top in the Hinatayama Onsen hot spring district. In addition to the guest rooms in the main building, the inn has five detached tea ceremony arbor-style Japanese rooms which emphasize elegance and taste. These detached rooms are also equipped with their own outdoor bath. The hotel’s outdoor baths, indoor bathing area, and dedicated outdoor baths of the detached rooms are filled from the Hinatayama Onsen hot spring, whose waters are said to beautify the skin and were a favorite of samurai Saigo Takamori’s. The inn’s bathhouse offers a full array of amenities, as well, making it a perfect destination for non-guests in the area who suddenly feel the desire to enjoy a hot spring day trip. The inn serves authentic kaiseki course cuisine made with seasonal ingredients from Kagoshima; the Japanese garden visible from the dining area is attractive on clear days but gains a particular elegance during rainy weather. The inn’s name means the “Field Crane Arbor,” and like the tired crane resting its weary wings in a lush field, customers can come here to relax and ease away their cares.

    The Japanese-style room is very luxurious and comfortable, and you can enjoy a delicious dinner in the room. The hotel staff will introduce each dish very kindly while serving, which is a good...

  • Myoken Ishiharaso
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    4.5
    145 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.

    What I love most about this onsen hotel or ryokan is the ambience! We have a river-view room and the running river is soothing to both the ears and the eyes. We had the basic room, so if you have...

  • Active Resorts Kirishima
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    3.5
    155 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 Shinwa no Sato Park
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    4.0
    86 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
    101 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...

  • Kirishima Onsen Market
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    3.5
    53 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.

    日帰り温泉の帰りに立ち寄りましたが、お土産買うにはよさそうです。 やはり硫黄の香りのする場所で温泉卵は最高ですね。

  • Roadside Station Kirishima
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    4.0
    50 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.

    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...

  • Youyu-an
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    4.5
    40 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.

    平屋建て離れを早いうちから予約しました。 アメニティも揃っているし、 タオルもたくさん用意していただいてました。 何より気を遣わないで、 何度も温泉に入れるのが、有難かった。 周辺のお食事マップが、お部屋に置いてあるので、 素泊まりでも十分。 朝食のみお願いしましたが、本当に普通でした。 部屋に電子レンジ、食器もあり。 お部屋は、ゆっくりくつろげて最高でした。

  • Shiroyama-Park
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    4.0
    47 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.

  • Shiobitashi Onsen Ryoma Park
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    4.0
    68 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...

  • Wake Shrine
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    3.5
    47 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...

  • Kirishima Open-Air Museum
    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.
  • Maeda Onsen Kajiro ga Yu
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Kirishima-shi Makizonocho Takachiho 3914
    This public hot spring bathhouse, located in the Kirishima Onsenkyo hot spring district, offers delightful, low-cost hot spring bathing. The bathhouse has separate men's and women's indoor bathing areas and outdoor baths, as well as saunas which make use of natural geothermal heat. The bathhouse also incorporates universal design principles, and there are no steps from the entrance to the bathing areas. The bathhouse has developed and owns its own hot spring source, and the baths in the spacious indoor bathing areas are supplied with an abundance of free-flowing spring water straight from the source. The waters of this simple hot spring have a sulfur smell and are said to treat such ailments as fatigue, diabetes, anemia, and eczema. After your bath, try a soft-boiled hot spring egg made using hot spring steam.

    This is a decent old onsen near Kirishima Onsen Ichiba. The quality and the service are just average. But, its only 360 yen. I recommend to visit during rainy day. Outdoor bath is a pretty nice to...

  • 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 Kogen Horse Riding Club
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Kagoshima Kirishima-shi Makizonocho Takachiho 3311-3
    At this facility, located a 30-minute drive from the Mizobe-kagoshimakuko Interchange on the Kyushu Expressway, you can enjoy horseback riding amidst the natural beauty of the Kirishima Highland. The club's experienced instructors provide courteous guidance, ensuring even absolute beginners can have fun while experiencing real horseback riding. Visitors can choose a curriculum based on their experience, from a beginner's course to an experienced rider's course. Everyone, from little children to senior citizens, can easily enjoy horseback riding via the staff-led tethered horseback riding course. The club is also replete with Minamikyushu's only large all-weather indoor riding facility.

    因為喜歡動物所以很多時候去日本都會去跟動物有關的地方,比如這種或是動物園或是寵物cafe。特意去看馬還真的是第一次。我們最後沒有去騎因為天氣太冷,我們只是在那邊逛逛和買了蘿蔔去餵馬。他們有大的馬還有小的pony非常可愛。其中有一隻金毛的pony特別狂,看見有一個小朋友的衣服被他咬住了。

  • Barrel Valley Praha & Gen
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    4.0
    55 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Mizobechoufumoto 876-15
    This malt theme park is located near Kagoshima Airport. Inside the park's vast grounds, there is Umakamon Market, where visitors can purchase items such as Kirishima Plateau pickles and other malt products and Kyushu souvenirs, as well as restaurants where visitors can enjoy authentic Czech cuisine. There are also tours that visitors can enter and see Kirishima Plateau beer and shochu being made. The park offers a free pick-up service from the airport.

    We had a brief tour of the brewery at Barrel Valley Praha and Gen, followed by sake tasting in one of the shops in the complex. After the sake tasting, we had a ten-minute Kendo demonstration...

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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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