Bandokorobana Nature Park番所鼻自然公園
A nature park built along the coast in Minamikyushu City. “Bansho” means “guardhouse” in Japanese, a reference to a guardhouse which once stood in the area. The circular inlet was formed naturally through the erosion of volcanic rock by ocean waves. The park is famous for its picturesque scenery and view of beautiful Kaimondake Volcano just across the sea. The Japanese cartographer Ino Tadataka, who traveled the country making maps, praised the scenery here as the most spectacular in Japan. Seahorses live in abundance here, and the nearby Seahorse House aquarium breeds seahorses.
Kagoshima Pref. Minamikyushushi Eichoubeppu 5202 (Ibusuki / Satsuma PeninsulaArea)
All day open
- Kagoshima Pref. Minamikyushushi Eichoubeppu 5202 [ map ]
- All day open
- open everyday
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- Not available
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
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.