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Kirishima

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Things to do: religious sites, sightseeing, nature
The city of Kirishima, established in 2005 by the merging of several smaller towns, makes a popular base for exploring the volcanic mountain range of the surrounding national park. Although attractions in Kirishima itself are scarce, you'll find an abundance of scenic forest trails and parks nearby, as well as Shinto shrines. A plethora of hot spring resorts also generates tourism in Kirishima, sprinkled among the numerous volcanic spires and lakes. To personalize your trip to Kirishima, create itinerary details specific to you using our Japan itinerary planner.
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Most tourists and visitors in Kirishima opt to stay in one of the hot spring onsens that dot the foothills of the Kirishima Mountains. You can find several basic inns and hotels in the city center as well, but most of the accommodation options lie in the surrounding villages, where they provide easy access to the hot springs and the national park. The hotels and traditional ryokans, or Japanese-style guesthouses, usually include private bathhouses, pools, and saunas.
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