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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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  • Times visited the eight largest Chinese tourist bus was parked. Souvenir shop was speaking in broken Chinese. Observatory said. Is the scramble for places to take photos (^-^) v
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  • We came here at night after dinner. It was all dark in the car park but following the signs and about 10mis of walk we came to the spot that can see the city life in Kagoshima city and some lights on ...  more »
  • Remembering the past because it was a short distance from the hotel, has been revisited. Landscapes from the Observatory of Kinko Bay, Sakurajima is city's best attractions.
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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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