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Kagoshima

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Naples of the East
Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here. The regular eruptions of the volcano coat the city with ash, which looks rather striking once it is at rest but can be dangerous for air traffic. The old castle town possesses many interesting historical sites dating back to the time of the Meiji Restoration, with gardens, temples, and the main castle highlighting most holidays in Kagoshima. Customize your holiday with our Japan road trip planning website to create an adventure that suits you.
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Popular things to do in Kagoshima

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Scenic Walking Area
Sengan-en
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Volcano
Sakurajima
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
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Observation Deck
Shiroyama Observatory
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
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History Museum
Museum of the Meiji Restoration
4.0
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Kagoshima

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Military Museum
Chiran Peace Museum Minamikyushu
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Kirishima Shrine Kirishima
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
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Onsen Resort
Onsen Resorts Ibusuki
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
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Mountain
Mt. Kaimondake Ibusuki
4.5
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Kagoshima

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Art Museum
Nagashima Museum
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Water Body
Kinko Bay
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
Landmark
Sakurajima Lava Nagisa Promenade
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Landmark
Temmonkan Mujyaki
4.4
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Kagoshima

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Religious Site
Buried Shrine Gate
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Terukuni Shrine
3.6
Duration: 1 hour
Historic Site
Saigo Takamori’s hideout
2.0
Duration: 1 hour
Historic Site
Tsurumaru Castle Ruins
2.1
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Kagoshima

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Natural History Museum
Sakurajima Visitor Center
3.9
Duration: 30 minutes
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History Museum
Shoko Shuseikan Museum
3.8
Duration: 30 minutes
History Museum
Reimeikan
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
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Art Museum
Kagoshima City Museum of Art
3.9
Duration: 1 hour

Parks in Kagoshima

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Garden
Kagoshima Kenritsu Yoshino Park
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
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Park
Tagayama Park
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Garden
Kagoshima Agriculture Center
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
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Park
Sakurajima Nature Dinosaur Park
3.0
Duration: 1 hour

Where to stay in Kagoshima

High-rise hotels in Kagoshima offer views of the volcano across the bay, with sights of the quietly erupting giant high on the list of most visiting guests. The city center offers a variety of accommodations, scattered from the main train station down to the waterfront. Some side-street guesthouses provide budget-friendly rooms in this district, while boutique hotels offer their take on traditional Japanese hospitality, with themed rooms and local cuisine gracing their menus.
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