It’s time to explore Kagoshima!
Kagoshima Prefecture (鹿児島県, Kagoshima-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Kyushu.
The capital is the city of Kagoshima. It’s also called the “Naples of the East” for its bay and comfortable climate
Tour code: KYU05/MAR21
Travel Period: Now – 31 Mar 2021
Booking Period: Now – 19 Mar 2021
5 Days JR All Kyushu Area Pass
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Yakushima is an island in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, known for its wildlife and cedar forests and it was also the first site in Japan to be recognized as one of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage site.
Sakurajima is an active composite volcano, formerly an island and now a peninsula, in Kagoshima Prefecture in Kyushu, Japan. There is an abundance of hot springs in the city and visitors can also catch a glimpse of the world-renowned Mt. Sakurajima
Ogawa Falls is also calles Ogawa-no-taki Waterfall is a secret travel destination in the midst of a magnificent natural environment, you can look down on this waterfall from the observatory located upstream.
Mangrove Primeval Forest
The mangrove forest is situated in the southern part of Amami Oshima island and is the second largest in Japan and covering an area of 71 hectares. Mangrove Park sports an exhibit hall and an observation deck, as well as canoe rentals for those who want to see the mangroves up close.
Beaches & Sands
Enjoy the best islands of sunshine and coral reefs
Ibusuki (Natural Steam Sand Bath)
Ibusuki is home to the one and only “Natural Stream Sand Bath” in the world and its health and beauty benefits attracts many visitor. The hot sand baths gradually warm your whole body, affording a completely different sensation than when using a traditional hot spring bath.
Yurigahama Beach (Yoron Island)
The sand of Yurigahama beach is star-shaped, which has brought about the name of ”Hoshi no suna” (star sand). The contrast between the sand beach and the highly transparent sea, which is layered with many shades of blue, is exquisitely beautiful.
Amami Ōshima, with its rich natural environment, has been called the “Oriental Galapagos” and a “natural treasure.” These islands are blessed with coral reefs in the surrounding clear waters, a diverse range of beaches dotting the islands’ circumference, mangroves, virgin forests, and a unique cultural heritage
Kakeromajima Island by crossing the ocean from Amami Oshima, which is located between the main island of. Kagoshima and Okinawa Island. Step into another world and time seems to slow down once you landed on the island, surrounded by the clear blue sea and lush greenery.
Nagame no Hama in Kamikoshiki Island
The sandbar is still named Nagame no Hama today, but it is written with a different kanji which simply means “long seashore”. The base of the island has been shaped by the wind and the waves, and here you can enjoy the picturesque sight of the tide coming and going.
Visit the most ancient historical site in Kagoshima
Sogi Power Plant Ruins
This building, constructed out of red bricks, only shows its figure during early summer to autumn. Its built in 1907 in collaboration with German engineers, Shitagau Noguchi, his hydroelectric power plant to power the Okuchi gold mines to the north.
Sengan-en is a traditional Japanese garden and stately home that has been passed down in the Shimadzu family for over 350 years. Sengan-en uses the principle of “borrowed scenery”, and incorporates the background elements of active volcano Sakurajima and Kinko Bay as part of the gardens.
The Remeikan Museum
The museum was built on the former site of the local castle, known as Kagoshima or Tsurumaru Castle. Inside there find the most popular is a statue of the local hero Saigo Takamori