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Yakushima (Island) National Park屋久島国立公園

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This is the 30th national park in Japan, consisting of Yakushima Island with the highest mountain peaks in Kyushu and the largest volcanic island of Kuchinoerabu Island in the Satsunan Islands. On Yakushima, where about 40 or more mountains exceed 1,000 meters above sea level, including Mt. Miyanoura-dake, there is the natural forest of large trees and is home of the “Jomon cedar” which is a famous Japanese cedar of over 1,000 years old. There are also rare alpine plants such as the Yakushima rhododendron and Gentiana yakushimensis. The attractions of the volcanic island of Kuchinoerabu Island include unique volcanic landscapes, subtropical fish and coral living in the beautiful ocean. There are also four hot springs including Yumugi Onsen which visitors can enjoy.


Kagoshima prefecture Kumage gun Yakushima cho (Amami / Yakushima Island / Tanegashima IslandArea)

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Amami / Yakushima Island / Tanegashima IslandArea

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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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