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Shiroyama Observatory, Kagoshima

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Soak up the view at Shiroyama Observatory, a viewing platform located on a hill in the downtown area. Take a walk (or taxi) up the hill to reach the popular vantage point with an extensive view of the surrounding area. See the busy, knotted downtown part of the city, the shimmering bay, and the volcanoes cutting into the sky behind it. Rich in history and hikes, the hill deserves further exploration (just as soon as you can tear yourself away from the vista). It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Shiroyama Observatory and many more Kagoshima attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kagoshima trip itinerary builder.
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  • Great views from the top. But the best bit was walking diwn to the town. Serenely quite. You end up by the statue to saigo and it is a short walk into town and a nice bar (or two) 
  • Weather was tried, for the time being nervous. Though tourists are sparse, couldn't see that Sakura-jima. Hey sorry, disobey in the weather.
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  • From the Kagoshima City is 5 minutes by car. is a small hill 107 metres, but mainly in the Kagoshima City and Hill on the road will run like a residential area near. Even though it is a little annoying and bad timing because the large tourist buses come and go. Parking is ample on top. Souvenir shops located around the parking lot, tourist destinations have. To the Observatory through the large park-like place. A little Hill; There were many this day despite the 9:30 morning trip seems to be students. And in the best spots of the Observatory group photo. And that Chair and table provided. Wait for a while and also bad timing. Are the views from there is Kagoshima City + Kinko Bay + cherry island views! It is the view, although not flashy, Kagoshima. Castle tourist hotel is located next to the parking lot, as is also the price of the hotel. May be seen the staff's reputation if I stay here.
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