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Mt. Karakuni韓国岳


This 1,700 meter-peak is the highest of the Kirishima Mountains. The origin of the mountain's name comes from the fact that it is high enough to be seen from the Korean Peninsula on days with fine weather. Volcanic like the surrounding mountains, a major characteristic is its 900 meter-wide and 300 meter-deep crater. Fir and Japanese red pine trees are clustered on the mountainside, and many shrubs near the top of the mountain. It is possible to see Kinko Bay, the crater lake Onami Pond and Sakurajima Island from Mt. Karakuni. In addition, the mountain climbing route goes around the outer edge of Onami Pond.


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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ーshochu.

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