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Mt. Kirishima霧島山


This group of over 20 volcanoes spans both Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures. It consists of stratovolcanoes like Mt. Shinmoe and Mt. Takachiho, pyroclastic cones like Mt. Karakuni, and crater lakes typified by Onami Pond and Oike Pond. Because it is an active volcano, care is necessary since part of the climbing route is closed during times of volcanic activity. The highest is the approximately 1,700 meter-tall Mt. Karakuni. Mt. Takachiho is famous for being climbed by Sakamoto Ryoma and his wife Oryo. The visitor center at the foot of the mountain is a popular spot for mountain climbers.

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place Miyazaki prefecture/Kagoshima prefecture
phone 0995455111



Miyazaki prefecture/Kagoshima prefecture [map]



Mountain liberty
open everyday
Iriyama Free
Parking Lot
※ Ebisu's Eco Museum Center is About 200 spaces Charge (Available No spaces Available No spaces Available)
※ Takachihochogawa-gawa visitor center is About 200 spaces Charge
※ The telephone is connected to the Kirishima city sightseeing department.
* Other inquiries will be 0984-33-3002 (Shrine's Eco Museum Center), 0995-57-2505 (Takachiho Hoogahara Visitor Center).

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Kagoshima Main Areas


          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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